Understanding beneficial ownership of an entity – a corporation or a fund – has emerged as a key element of many financial institutions’ compliance activities. A raft of relatively new regulations – ranging from the US Dodd-Frank Act through to Russian sanctions – require firms to understand who owns the entities they do business with, whether an issuer, counterparty or customer.

This white paper:
  • Explains how beneficial ownership is crucial to compliance for a range of regulations
  • Describes the challenge of establishing beneficial ownership
  • Discusses best practices for entity data management

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