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

[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

“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

Connecting the dots with network analytics? Why your next investigation needs White Box data

Between 715 billion and 1.87 trillion Euros is laundered around the world each year, according to estimates from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. That’s the equivalent of between 2 and 5 percent of global GDP. A key challenge in uncovering illicit financial flows is the incomplete picture analysts have, caused by poor … Continue reading Connecting the dots with network analytics? Why your next investigation needs White Box data

[Webinar] Fighting Financial Crime: The White Box Company Data Revolution

On-Demand Webinar Watch webinar recording > Black Box company data is holding back the fight against financial crime.  In a world where technology, transparency and inter-connected datasets are increasingly essential to uncover illicit activity involving companies – Black Box data is no longer fit for purpose. That’s why the White Box data revolution is underway: … Continue reading [Webinar] Fighting Financial Crime: The White Box Company Data Revolution

Video: Corporate investigations masterclass & open data

Are you interested in investigating companies and uncovering cross-border connections that have been hiding in plain sight?  Then you’re definitely going to want to watch this masterclass video from Graham Barrow, Director of The Dark Money Files…  From Latvia and back, via the UK, New Zealand and Belize (to name just some locations he touches … Continue reading Video: Corporate investigations masterclass & open data

Case study: 6 Degree Intelligence cuts investigation time down to a fraction using OpenCorporates data

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