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Our collection of white papers and other content explores business challenges around research, data and risk mitigation. Many look at how to best analyze companies with complex ownership structures – the theme of beneficial ownership runs through much of our content.

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Compliance and financial crime

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Compliance and financial crime

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Modern Slavery: A Financial Crime, A Global Humanitarian Crisis

Modern slavery is a worldwide, profit-motivated problem that enslaves people from all walks of life and generates billions in illicit funds each year. In this white paper we dive deep into our database to understand the trends across all types of financial crime. We share what we learn with clients and the broader AML/KYC/S community.

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Briefing: AML 6

The sixth European Union anti-money laundering (AML) directive tightens existing pan-EU regulation and includes 22 predicate offenses. Learn more about what’s new in AML 6, who’s affected, and how to use the latest in data and technology to comply.

Fighting crime with data

Fighting crime with data

This Bureau van Dijk interview with Global Witness campaigner and investigator Barnaby Pace explores how data can combat the unexpected and harmful impacts of fincrime. Learn more about how data and technology are being used to help to uncover wrongdoing, and how regulation is supporting corporations and society in taking a responsible approach.

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Transparent trade

This white paper covers the latest thinking on beneficial ownership, power and control. Find out how beneficial ownership can differ from ‘control’, how recent changes in regulations are affecting due diligence and how company ownership data can help you protect your company.

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What you need to know for sanctions compliance

Sanctions enforcement is at a decade high. We spoke with three compliance experts who share their top tips and considerations from banking, corporate and legal perspectives.

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Creating clarity around ownership structures poster

A great tool to help add clarity around the complex world of navigating corporate ownership – especially identifying risk around sanctions.

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Really getting to know your third parties

Looks at how you can protect your business reputation in an increasingly complex world of third-party corporate compliance.

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Sanctions screening: Navigating today’s connected risk

The paper urges us to look beyond sanctions lists to find a growing number of connected and emerging risks.

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HSBC Global Adverse Media Screening Case Study

Find out how HSBC - one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world - standardised its approach to global adverse media screening using RDC's solution.

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Put more PEP in your step

In this paper, you’ll find answers to many of the questions currently being posed by compliance professionals and some additional context looking at the procedural but also the practical implications.

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12 Lessons from one trillion screens

As of January 2019 we've performed one trillion screens for financial, FinTech and Fortune 500 clients. Here we share the lessons learned along the way.

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Adverse media: No news is bad news

In this paper, we’ve outlined several common challenges alongside five best practices for achieving smarter, more efficient adverse media screening.

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Driving ROI: The business case for a comprehensive due diligence solution

This whitepaper discusses the due diligence challenges faced by many organizations.

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Achieving a 360-degree View of Risk with Data-Driven Insights and Strategies

In this new A-Team Group report, sponsored by Bureau van Dijk a Moody’s Analytics company, leading figures in the financial services and data industries discussed the benefits of, and challenges to, achieving a 360-degree view of risk.

The UK’s Foreign Investment Position Post Brexit and Covid-19

The UK’s Foreign Investment Position Post Brexit and Covid-19

The study seeks to explore the latest intelligence on foreign direct investment (FDI) flows into the UK, and what that means for productivity. It analyzes the UK’s trading relations with the rest of the world as it becomes more certain and as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FDI and intellectual property innovation in the U.S

SelectUSA, along with Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics company, will publish a report, ‘FDI and intellectual property innovation in the U.S.’ during the SelectUSA Investment Summit on June 28. The report examines the relationship between the United States’ strong intellectual property protections and vibrant domestic market are a critical driver of inbound foreign direct investment (FDI).

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Data for decision-making

Data and information are often used synonymously, but transforming data into powerful information requires specialist tools and analysis. Find out how these have evolved from pen and paper to today’s data management platforms and AI.

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Corporate credit risk

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Credit risk

Corporate credit risk

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Managing the tension between business growth and credit risk

How do you make sure your credit risk decisions don’t hamper your growth? Find out how leading organizations are striking the balance.

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Assessing a company’s financial strength when you don’t have its financials

Shows how you can improve your credit and supplier risk assessment by using scores based on non-financial information, and explains the science behind them.

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Internationally standardized company information for credit risk

Examines the benefits of a credit risk picture based on globally standardized company information.

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Tax and transfer pricing

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International integrity

This special report considers the importance of company data in a post-BEPS world. At a time when the global nature of business is being questioned by many, companies will want to make certain their international activities are secure, by attributing profits correctly as part of a robust transfer pricing policy.

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Optimize your tax risk identification and management using data

How tax jurisdictions can use technology to combat profit shifting and modernize their tax management systems.

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BEPS Action 13: navigating the new environment

Answers key questions about BEPS and Action 13. Get advice on the data and solutions that can help you overcome recent challenges. View global documentation filing requirements.

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Enhanced Loan Agreement Module in Transfer Pricing (TP) Catalyst

Multiple methods to approach benchmarking intracompany loan transactions can be used, and these include use of primary loan market data or the secondary bond market data. This paper discusses both these approaches and provides an understanding on how Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics company can assist in the benchmarking of intra company loans.

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Intellectual property

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Green innovation trends and investments

The new Raconteur report, sponsored by Bureau van Dijk a Moody’s Analytics company, explores everything from the current state of green investment and innovation to the key areas of green tech investment to watch.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

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Mergers and Acquisitions

M&A Report - February 2023

ZEWs biannual M&A report delves into mergers and acquisitions by and with German companies. It analyzes the impact of continued geopolitical uncertainty on the German M&A market.