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Beneficial Ownership & Entity Resolution

Find the ultimate owners of your customers and third parties and connect the dots between entities and people

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Thought Leadership

Beneficial Ownership: What is it and why does it matter?

Watch our video to understand why it’s important to gain insight into beneficial ownership and how you can gain insight into ownership structures.

Beneficial Ownership

Dun & Bradstreet offers the most comprehensive beneficial ownership data coverage available - with a global dataset of 500+ million entities covering hundreds of countries and over 500 million shareholders, principals and controllers.

Our data is updated daily and is sourced from registries across the globe including legal forms, SIC codes, business activity, beneficial ownership calculation, and country codes to support risk-based due diligence decisioning.

Dun & Bradstreet’s UBO data is made available through solutions like D&B Risk Analytics, D&B Onboard, or can be delivered into any existing system your team uses through an API or Batch integration.

Control & Ownership

Regulatory guidance around beneficial ownership, including from the European Commission and FinCen, is progressively pushing organizations to understand not just the ownership of a company they are doing business with, but also individuals that exercise substantial control over a it.

Compliance teams must therefore go beyond reviewing legal ownership and consider control in their beneficial ownership checks.

Designed with modern business networks in mind, Dun & Bradstreet delivers complete, up-to-date insights on business owners and other leaders – such as directors – from our Data Cloud.

Control & Ownership moves away from the traditional business centric view, using intelligent network clustering and a multi-source approach to present a clean, consolidated view of a single person, all their relationships, and other firmographic attributes. It takes the burden away from collection and curation of multiple sources whilst providing the data in a logical, easy to understand way, to make onboarding decisions faster.

People Resolution

It’s crucial to have effective visibility of your third parties and ensure that they are who they say they are. Beyond understanding how businesses are connected to each other, it’s critical to understand how directors, shareholders, and owners are connected to different businesses.

We can provide your teams with a comprehensive people-centric lens to find individuals that are potentially acting in more than one role within their network. Dun & Bradstreet is one of the few data and analytics providers that currently has this capability – which enables you to accelerate due diligence and reduce false screening positives.

Source of Wealth

Establishing Source of Wealth can be challenging. It can often be seen as intrusive and causes privacy concerns, however getting it wrong can be costly, potentially resulting in financial penalties and reputational risk.

Dun & Bradstreet is one of the few data and analytics providers that can help you to establish Source of Wealth. Our capability establishes a single person, bringing together business interest information and financial data points associated with their business interests. Get the answers you need with a streamlined, quick and automated approach.