Ultimate Beneficial Ownership has never been more challenging for regulated businesses. The complexities of international trade and the global financial systems have opened new opportunities for criminals.
Far from operating in the shadows, criminals disguise their activities as legitimate businesses to hide illicit funds. Failing to understand who you are doing business with, or the status of the client counterparty (KYC) or the Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO), increases your organisations’ risk of financial crime or reputational damage.
Watch our latest webinar from Tuesday 15th June with renowned MoneyLand author and journalist Oliver Bullough, senior AML policy officer at Transparency International Laure Brillaud, and Anton Moiseienko, Research Fellow at RUSI to learn why the UK is still attractive to global crooks and Kleptocrats; what can be achieved and looking at the best approach for identifying and monitoring UBOs.
- How big is the problem
- How Beneficial Ownerships are used for Money laundering
- Proactive approach to transparency
- Impact of regulation
- Best practice to verify and monitor UBOs
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Author of the MoneyLand and Journalist
Oliver Bullough is a journalist and author from Wales who moved in 1999 to Russia to work as a journalist. He worked first for local newspapers in St Petersburg and Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), then for Reuters. He stayed in Moscow, mainly reporting on the war in Chechnya, until 2006.
Since leaving Reuters, he has written three books. The first – Let Our Fame be Great – is about the peoples of the North Caucasus, and his travels to find their scattered communities. The second –The Last Man in Russia – is a biography of a dissident Orthodox priest, whose life closely mirrors that of the Russian nation in the 20th century, and sheds light on the demographic tragedy of modern Russia. The third is called Moneyland and tells the story of how the world’s super-rich have broken free of democratic control and formed their own nomadic global community.
Senior Policy Officer – Anti-Money Laundering
Laure joined Transparency International EU in 2016 and leads the work on anti-money laundering. Her priority areas include beneficial ownership transparency, the role of intermediaries in AML, AML supervision, golden visa market regulations, asset recovery, etc. Prior to that, she worked at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In particular, she conducted policy analysis and outreach on corruption in the extractive sector as well as other key development issues such as global inequalities and social cohesion. Laure holds a Masters’ degree in Engineering from Mines ParisTech as well as dual Masters’ degree in International Affairs and Public Administration from Science Po Paris and Columbia University.
RUSI – Royal United Services Institute
Anton Moiseienko is a Research Fellow at RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies. His current and recent work covers a range of subjects, including financial crime online, the intersection between cybercrime and money laundering, corruption in the UK and overseas, and criminal risks posed by free-trade zones.
Anton holds a PhD in law from Queen Mary University of London and a master’s degree in law from the University of Cambridge. His book Corruption and Targeted Sanctions was published by Brill. He is also a co-editor of four books on transnational crime, including the Research Handbook on Transnational Crime published by Edward Elgar. Anton’s articles have appeared in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the International & Comparative Law Quarterly and Criminal Law Review.