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?
This guide is dedicated to the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was murdered near her home in Malta on the 16th of October 2017, following a series of stories she did around the Panama Papers. Daphne fought tirelessly against corruption, and her contributions will be sorely missed.
We’d like to take this as opportunity to send our thoughts to the Caruana Galizia family, and assert our support for investigative journalists around the world.
What a year 2016 was for us. From the Panama Papers to publishing the world’s first beneficial ownership dataset, and adding tens of millions of new company records – it’s been an amazing year for OpenCorporates and our community.. Here’s what we achieved in 2016. More data Building on the improvements we made in … Continue reading OpenCorporates Impact Report 2016
There has been compelling evidence that UK's property market is being used as a harbour for dirty money. Here are some of the reports which have investigated this issue: Mystery on Baker Street by Global Witness Faulty Towers by Transparency International UK London Property: A top destination for money launderers by Transparency International UK and Thomson … Continue reading Consultation response: UK Overseas Entity Property Register
On Monday, OpenCorporates got an email from a Spanish journalist, asking to confirm that information we'd got on some long-dissolved UK companies was correct. First of all, nice to meet you and congratulations (and thank you) for an incredible project as OpenCorporate is In Spain, today, we are talking about a Spanish Minister who was … Continue reading Spanish Industry Minister resigns, following historic data found on OpenCorporates