Getting to Grips with the Challenge of Beneficial Ownership

This report from Bureau van Dijk discusses the challenge of beneficial ownership and the complexity of financial regulations. 

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 also:

  • 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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