David Cameron pledged to break the wall of corporate secrecy when he was British prime minister, and two key datasets were released in late 2017:
- The PSC register unmasks the true owners of companies registered in the UK. It has thousands of Americans and overseas nationals
- Land ownership property data in the U.K. has been made available — owning property here is favored method to launder money by corrupt individuals the world over.
As a result, the assets and cash of corrupt individuals may be hiding in plain sight. In this class, we will follow three prominent individuals, including a U.S. president, through the newly available datasets to show how and why you should turn to the U.K. and her territories to investigate your target.