Confidence in an uncertain market

What is the one word that best characterises the company data market?  Uncertainty.  Traditional company data providers are increasingly consolidating – with acquisitions, buyouts and IPOs happening frequently. We observed this trend back in 2017, and recent examples suggest it has only accelerated: Moody’s Corporation acquired credit data provider Cortera in February 2021 Dun & Bradstreet … Continue reading Confidence in an uncertain market

Financial crime investigator: OpenCorporates is the ‘starting point’ of any investigation

It’s well documented that legal entities are commonly abused to facilitate financial crime. As far back as 2006, the Financial Action Task Force stated that “Shell corporations and nominees are widely used mechanisms to launder the proceeds from crime, particularly bribery”. That’s why countless transnational investigations into financial crime have started or been enhanced by … Continue reading Financial crime investigator: OpenCorporates is the ‘starting point’ of any investigation

Data provenance: why it helps you make more defensible decisions

Data about companies is used every day to inform all kinds of critical decisions: from analysing risk to vetting potential suppliers. But how do you know what data to trust? And how can you justify important decisions you, or your users, take with the data? The answer is simple: data provenance. Efforts to utilise data, … Continue reading Data provenance: why it helps you make more defensible decisions

[Webinar] Scale Up Anti-Financial Crime Innovation with Transparent Legal Entity Data

Monday, 7 June 2021 11:00 - 12:00 New York / 16:00 - 17:00 London Co-hosted by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and OpenCorporates Register to attend the webinar > OpenCorporates will be co-hosting a webinar with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) – the “largest international membership organization for anti-financial crime … Continue reading [Webinar] Scale Up Anti-Financial Crime Innovation with Transparent Legal Entity Data

What a bribery fine tells us about the Black Box company data market

In April 2018, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation “agreed to pay $9 million to resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges arising from improper payments made by two Chinese subsidiaries”. According to the SEC’s order: “One subsidiary, part of a joint venture with a Chinese company, acquired … Continue reading What a bribery fine tells us about the Black Box company data market

[Webinar] Legal Entity Data: Why Transparency Accelerates Innovation

Wednesday, 26 May 2021 11:00 - 12:00 New York / 16:00 - 17:00 London Co-hosted by the Enterprise Data Management Council and OpenCorporates Register to attend the webinar > OpenCorporates is delighted to be co-hosting a webinar with the Enterprise Data Management Council – the global association created to “elevate the practice of data management … Continue reading [Webinar] Legal Entity Data: Why Transparency Accelerates Innovation

ACAMS Europe: Impact lead to join panel on data analytics in financial crime prevention

Data analytics plays an increasing role in anti-financial crime efforts. After all, it’s through connecting disparate datasets and analysing the results that anti-financial crime professionals can often uncover red flags and patterns of suspicious activity. Company data is critical in this kind of analytics – because you cannot join the dots between companies, individuals and … Continue reading ACAMS Europe: Impact lead to join panel on data analytics in financial crime prevention

Corporate transparency: technical solution & a matter of social justice | Reflections from FinCrime World Forum

Access to fit-for-purpose company data (that is machine readable, contains provenance etc) has fast become an essential ingredient in anti-financial crime efforts. Whether you’re an investigative journalist, a law enforcement agent or a RegTech product manager, everybody in the anti-financial crime community stands to benefit from open access to company data. In this context, Rebecca … Continue reading Corporate transparency: technical solution & a matter of social justice | Reflections from FinCrime World Forum

[Infographic] OpenCorporates: By the Numbers

Company data is essential for you to understand the organisations you buy from or work with – and to create a trusted business environment. That’s why OpenCorporates is fast becoming the world’s foundational source of company data.  Since we were founded 10 years ago, our database has grown to cover much of the world, and … Continue reading [Infographic] OpenCorporates: By the Numbers

“Follow the pandemic money” | 6 reflections from NICAR 2021

Governments around the world have allocated trillions of dollars to help companies and individuals survive the economic effects of Covid-19.  The pace and scale this funding has been provided in has left journalists, civil society and enforcement agencies struggling to catch up – as they attempt to investigate potential instances of fraud and other malfeasant … Continue reading “Follow the pandemic money” | 6 reflections from NICAR 2021