We are entering a world where there will be an explosion in the number, speed and complexity of companies, brought about by companies being incorporated by computer programs. Like the advent of high-frequency trading, this will bring a phenomenon of what we call ‘firefly companies’ – firms that exist for mere hours, minutes, even seconds, … Continue reading OECD Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum: Can AML survive in a fireflies world?
Investigators from commercial and public-benefit organisations regularly use OpenCorporates data as part of investigations into illicit activity. Below is an exciting case study illustrating how 6 Degree Intelligence have combined our data with other datasets to reduce investigation time, and to provide cross-jurisdictional insight in financial crime and modern slavery investigations. “With OpenCorporates data and … Continue reading Case study: 6 Degree Intelligence cuts investigation time down to a fraction using OpenCorporates data
What is your role at OpenCorporates? I joined OpenCorporates in May 2019 as Head of People. What drew you to work for OpenCorporates? I wanted to join a company that is small but has ambitions to scale. I really enjoy growth at a company and the impact you can have on areas such as hiring … Continue reading Meet Kate Pierre, Head of People
The US is the most important and vibrant business market in the world. Yet fundamental information about the millions of companies powering its economy is very hard to access as data – making it difficult to understand: what companies exist, who are they connected to and what do they do? Our new report ‘US Company … Continue reading Unlocking US company data: Washington forges ahead where others lag behind
OpenCorporates is hiring! Although we are a small team, we are growing fast. We were joined by 13 new team members in 2019, and we aim to recruit a further 10 in technology, data and corporate roles in 2020. If you have skills in these areas, and want to benefit society by making company data … Continue reading 10 reasons to work for OpenCorporates
The EU’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) came into force last week, on 10 January 2020. It was partly a response to the Panama Papers, a leak of thousands of documents from the law firm Mossack Fonseca which revealed the extent to which the true beneficial owners of companies can be concealed behind a complex … Continue reading 5AMLD launches: close but no cigar