From violating sanctions to profiting at shareholders' expense, the hidden dangers that anonymously-owned companies pose for investors and businesses
The TED Prize
Watch: Global Witness founder reveals how tax evaders, drug cartels and arms traders use anonymous companies to hide criminal activity and keep millions of people in poverty.
Undercover in New York
Our hidden camera investigation reveals how suspect money can enter the U.S.
The Great Rip Off: Interactive Map
We're mapping the abuse of anonymous company ownership around the world.
Trump’s Luxury Condo: A Congolese State Affair
Our new investigation reveals how the Congolese Presidential family used tainted money to buy a Trump apartment in New York City.
Around the world governments spend $9.5 trillion each year on public procurement. It should be no surprise that fraudsters, and corrupt officials, take advantage of this.
10 lessons from the UK’s public register of the real owners of companies
Almost sixteen months after the UK set up its register, there are important practical lessons for countries to take away from the UK experience
An Idiot's Guide to Money Laundering
Suspect cash to stash? It's easy! Just follow our step by step guide.
Shell and Eni's Misadventures in Nigeria
In 2011, Shell and Eni paid US$1.1bn for one of West Africa’s largest oil fields, situated off the coast of Nigeria, but the money did not benefit the country’s citizens.
Watch - the problem in 60 seconds
Anonymous companies harm ordinary people, everywhere.
Guinea's "Deal of the Century"
It’s not often a story sets out the mechanics of corruption as starkly as the foray by billionaire Beny Steinmetz’s BSG Resources into Guinea.
Offshore freeholders use “legalised extortion” against UK homeowners
New analysis shows how tens of thousands of leaseholders are at the mercy of unscrupulous freeholders who hide behind anonymous companies
£100bn of property in England and Wales is secretly owned, estimates show
New estimates reveal the scale of anonymous ownership in the UK property market.
Transparency is the new normal – and the Crown Dependencies know it
All three of the British Crown Dependencies announced that by the end of 2023 they will have tabled legislation to make their registers of beneficial ownership public.