Author: Andres Knobel

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New group to promote beneficial ownership verification pilots around the world

By Andres Knobel ■ 24 April 2020 ■ 2 min READ ■ 1 comments

Argentina finally has a beneficial ownership register. Now, it should make it public

By Andres Knobel ■ 20 April 2020 ■ 10 min READ
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Costa Rica: a bill threatening to render its beneficial ownership register useless

By Andres Knobel ■ 3 April 2020 ■ 3 min READ

FATF beneficial ownership report reveals cutting-edge verification processes, hesitates to endorse public registries

By Andres Knobel ■ 27 November 2019 ■ 15 min READ

The quadrillion-dollar elephant in the room: beneficial ownership in the investment industry

By Andres Knobel ■ 9 October 2019 ■ 9 min READ

Not just about control: one share in a company should be enough to be a beneficial owner

By Andres Knobel ■ 2 October 2019 ■ 5 min READ ■ 2 comments

Global Asset Registries: a game changer for the fight against inequality and illicit financial flows?

By Andres Knobel ■ 17 September 2019 ■ 2 min READ ■ 1 comments
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More beneficial ownership loopholes to plug: circular ownership, fragmented control and companies as parties to the trust

By Andres Knobel ■ 6 September 2019 ■ 4 min READ ■ 3 comments

We trained over 100 tax administration officials to use our Indexes

By Andres Knobel ■ 12 August 2019 ■ 4 min READ
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Protecting enablers: attorney-client privilege is just the tip of the iceberg in facilitating illicit financial flows

By Andres Knobel ■ 24 July 2019 ■ 11 min READ
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US half-shuts door to financial secrecy, opens new window

By Andres Knobel ■ 15 July 2019 ■ 6 min READ
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SWIFT data can be a global vantage point for tackling global money laundering

By Andres Knobel ■ 11 July 2019 ■ 3 min READ
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Dear WEF, let’s tax corporations in the real world

By Andres Knobel ■ 9 July 2019 ■ 3 min READ
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Statistics on automatic exchange of banking information and the right to hold authorities (and banks) to account

By Andres Knobel ■ 21 June 2019 ■ 12 min READ
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Global Asset Registry workshop – 1-2 July, Paris: submit your paper

By Andres Knobel ■ 2 May 2019 ■ 2 min READ

The use of banking information to tackle corruption and money laundering: a low-hanging fruit the OECD refuses to harvest

By Andres Knobel ■ 30 April 2019 ■ 8 min READ
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Call for papers: the Global Asset Registry workshop – Paris, 1-2 July

By Andres Knobel ■ 1 April 2019 ■ 2 min READ
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How to verify beneficial ownership information – new report

By Andres Knobel ■ 22 January 2019 ■ 4 min READ ■ 1 comments

How to assess the effectiveness of automatic exchange of banking information?

By Andres Knobel ■ 20 December 2018 ■ 5 min READ
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The US can be blacklisted under the OECD’s new rules due to a forgotten commitment

By Andres Knobel ■ 12 December 2018 ■ 5 min READ

The G20 and the OECD disappoint again

By Andres Knobel ■ 7 December 2018 ■ 8 min READ
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Tax justice pushes forward at OECD’s Global Forum

By Andres Knobel ■ 5 December 2018 ■ 7 min READ