Interview: Emma Prest on the value of transparent company data for investigations

Emma Prest is the Chief Technology Officer at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and recently joined OpenCorporates as a trustee. We sat down with Emma to hear about her work at the intersection of data, strategy and investigations. She explains why she thinks transparent company data is important – and why she … Continue reading Interview: Emma Prest on the value of transparent company data for investigations

Dark Money Conference keynote highlights: Joining the data dots

Our Chief Impact Officer, Rebecca Lee, recently presented a keynote presentation at the Dark Money Conference 2021 on how our efforts to collect and join the dots in company data help the anti-financial crime community. In this blog post, we share the key highlights from her keynote, and shed light on some of the key … Continue reading Dark Money Conference keynote highlights: Joining the data dots

Pandora Papers: Another reminder why the world needs open company data

As the Pandora Papers investigation hit the world’s headlines recently, we were proud to confirm that OpenCorporates was one of the data sources used by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and their partners to verify companies mentioned in the 11.9m leaked documents.  Like everyone else, we have been reading through the series of … Continue reading Pandora Papers: Another reminder why the world needs open company data

RiskWatch Podcast: Data transparency & its investigative impact

The global shift from opaque to transparent company data is aiding due diligence and investigations efforts. Shanti Salas, Vice President at OpenCorporates explains this trend in a conversation on the RiskWatch podcast, by Vcheck Global. He is joined by Seth Harlan, Global Senior Associate and Rahul Ravi, VP and General Manager of Vcheck Intelligence, to … Continue reading RiskWatch Podcast: Data transparency & its investigative impact

Podcast: Transparent company data & investigations

Shanti Salas, Vice President at OpenCorporates speaks to Todd Conklin, Chief Data Officer and Chief Information Officer at the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence about the role of transparent company data in investigations. Key topics: How transparent company data enables investigationsImportance of data provenanceEnabling new insights in investigations Listen … Continue reading Podcast: Transparent company data & investigations

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