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White papers

Our collection of business-standard white papers and other content, explores a number of business challenges around research, data and risk mitigation. Many are concerned with the challenges of analysing companies when there are complex ownership structures, the theme of beneficial ownership runs through much of our content.

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Compliance and financial crime

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Compliance and financial crime

The definitive guide to beneficial ownership

White paper

The definitive guide to beneficial ownership

Ideal for those who are new to the topic, or looking for a refresher course, this guide covers everything from what beneficial ownership is to the technology available to keep up with constant ownership change.

How beneficial ownership can add crucial context to suspicious activity identification

Extended guest blog post

How beneficial ownership can add crucial context to suspicious activity identification

With the fight against money laundering and counter-terrorist financing evolving like never before, Keith Furst of Data Derivatives asks why this is and how we can make better use of beneficial ownership-related information to add context to our research.

A-Z guide and integrated corporate ownership poster

Corporate ownership resources

A-Z guide and integrated corporate ownership poster

A pocket sized A-Z guide on corporate ownership and compliance terms, and a complementary poster explaining integrated corporate ownership and related risk. Both available in print or download for free.

Measuring smartness: understanding the economic impact of targeted sanctions

Working paper

Measuring smartness: understanding the economic impact of targeted sanctions

How the US State Department used structured company data to measure the effect of targeted sanctions on companies' financials.

Cross-border financial crime: corporate ownership, investigative methods and the case of Alcoa

Investigation

Cross-border financial crime: corporate ownership, investigative methods and the case of Alcoa

This piece looks at the challenges of cross-border investigations and how identifying beneficial ownership helps expose duplicitous connections.

Sanctions compliance: essential Q&As for corporates and financial institutions

InFocus

Sanctions compliance: essential Q&As for corporates and financial institutions

Part of our InFocus strand, this piece features the independent expertise of sanctions solicitor David Savage, a senior associate at Eversheds LLP.

Really getting to know your third parties

White paper

Really getting to know your third parties

Looks at how you can protect your business reputation in an increasingly complex world of third-party corporate compliance.

Getting to grips with the challenge of beneficial ownership

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Getting to grips with the challenge of beneficial ownership

Explains the key concepts of beneficial ownership, an increasingly important area of financial and corporate compliance.

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Corporate credit risk

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Assessing a company’s financial strength when you don’t have its financials

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Assessing a company’s financial strength when you don’t have its financials

Shows how you can improve your credit and supplier risk assessment by using scores based on non-financial information, and explains the science behind them.

Internationally standardised company information for credit risk

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Internationally standardised company information for credit risk

Examines the benefits of a credit risk picture based on globally standardised company information.

On the Brazilian Development Bank

Case study

On the Brazilian Development Bank

Examines BNDES's successful transition from discrete credit risk tools to a centralized and connected solution from Bureau van Dijk's FACT team.

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Untangling the world of private company information

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Untangling the world of private company information

Discusses gathering private company information from different countries and their varied filing requirements.

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Business development and strategy

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Business development and strategy

CRM integration: enriching, refreshing and centralising your data for B2B sales and marketing success

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CRM integration: enriching, refreshing and centralising your data for B2B sales and marketing success

Outlines the benefits and mechanisms of connecting your CRM system to the rich, updated information on third-party databases.