Author: Andres Knobel

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The IMF’s paper on opaque bank ownership is fully aligned with our beneficial ownership policies

By Andres Knobel ■ 29 April 2024 ■ 3 min READ
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The secrecy enablers strike back: weaponising privacy against transparency

By Andres Knobel ■ 26 March 2024 ■ 8 min READ ■ 1 comments
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The IMF’s anti-money laundering strategy review is promising, but it all comes down to implementation

By Andres Knobel ■ 26 February 2024 ■ 4 min READ
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New report on how to fix beneficial ownership frameworks, so they actually work

By Andres Knobel ■ 20 December 2023 ■ 14 min READ
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Our response to the FATF’s consultation on Guidance on Recommendation 25 on beneficial ownership transparency for legal arrangements

By Andres Knobel ■ 30 November 2023 ■ 15 min READ
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30 uses for beneficial ownership (beyond anti-money laundering)

By Andres Knobel ■ 15 November 2023 ■ < 1
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The unexploited silver bullet to tackle enablers: mandatory disclosure rules

By Andres Knobel ■ 14 July 2023 ■ 7 min READ
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Beneficial ownership and fossil fuels: lifting the lid on who benefits

By Andres Knobel ■ 30 June 2023 ■ 4 min READ
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A fund-amental improvement: IMF engagement on its anti-money laundering strategy

By Andres Knobel ■ 8 May 2023 ■ 5 min READ
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10 targets every country’s beneficial ownership laws should meet (and how to meet them effectively)

By Andres Knobel ■ 7 February 2023 ■ 3 min READ
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Roadmap to Effective Beneficial Ownership Transparency (REBOT)

By Andres Knobel ■ 7 February 2023 ■ 19 min READ ■ 1 comments
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Beneficial ownership registration in 2022: developing countries lead the way

By Andres Knobel ■ 15 December 2022 ■ 5 min READ
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‘No, the proposals are not enough’: our response to FATF consultation on Recommendation 25

By Andres Knobel ■ 14 December 2022 ■ 16 min READ
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‘Strong on risks, loose on solutions’: our response to FATF consultation on Recommendation 24

By Andres Knobel ■ 13 December 2022 ■ 12 min READ
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Dear European Court of Justice, you were played

By Andres Knobel ■ 5 December 2022 ■ 2 min READ ■ 1 comments
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Reforms to FATF Recommendation 25 should reflect fact not fiction

By Andres Knobel ■ 28 July 2022 ■ 7 min READ
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Beneficial ownership transparency: how to fix a serious secrecy loophole in the automatic exchange system

By Andres Knobel ■ 26 April 2022 ■ 11 min READ
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No, trusts are not impenetrable shields for oligarchs’ assets. Here’s how to pierce them.

By Andres Knobel ■ 31 March 2022 ■ 13 min READ
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How to improve the EU’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Package on beneficial ownership registration

By Andres Knobel ■ 21 March 2022 ■ 4 min READ
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Addressing the secrecy risks of complex ownership chains: Another tool to improve beneficial ownership verification

By Andres Knobel ■ 16 February 2022 ■ 4 min READ
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Penguins hold millions in Australian banks: revealing trends from Australian and German banking statistics

By Andres Knobel ■ 14 December 2021 ■ 6 min READ
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Tax Justice Network proposal to FATF’s consultation on beneficial ownership for legal persons

By Andres Knobel ■ 6 December 2021 ■ 20 min READ