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Corporate StatementJuly 12, 2016
The challenge of identifying ultimate beneficial ownership is becoming an increasingly complex process that remains crucial for mitigating counterparty risk. Tom Golding of Accuity examines the current state of play and explains what can be done to ease the burden placed on compliance officers.