Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) services

UBO registers are used all over the world to track who really controls / owns legal entities. But detailed compliance processes vary widely from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, making life difficult for international companies.

TMF Group’s comprehensive UBO compliance services, delivered through a global network of in-country experts, keeps these vital processes consistent, efficient and compliant everywhere you do business.

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What is UBO?

Jurisdictions all over the world compile and manage their knowledge of who really exercises control over local legal entities using ultimate beneficial owner (UBO) registers to keep record of who is the ultimate beneficiary.

Because the detailed compliance processes – legal definitions, information requirements, reporting deadlines – all vary widely from one jurisdiction to another, global UBO compliance is very complicated.  

UBO services with TMF Group

We can take care of all of your UBO compliance tasks, and we can do it anywhere. Our in-house experts in global governance and corporate secretarial administration operate across more than 80 jurisdictions. We use our own robust UBO services framework to collect, store, maintain and register the information needed to meet the particular legal requirements of any number of individual jurisdictions.

Initial status review

We identify and review all of the initial information to be registered to attain UBO compliance.


When the facts on the ground change, we manage those information changes and oversee deregistration of the original, redundant information.


We collect the required UBO information and then complete the registration process.

Annual and event-driven reviews

Either annually or as changing events require, we review corporate ownership structures and validate the findings against the UBO information already registered.

We make a complex world simple

TMF Group is a leading provider of critical administrative services, helping clients invest and operate safely around the world.

Our 9,100 experts and 120 offices in 85 jurisdictions worldwide serve corporates, financial institutions, asset managers, private clients and family offices, providing the combination of accounting, tax, payroll, fund administration, compliance and entity management services essential to global business success.

We know how to unlock access to the world’s most attractive markets – no matter how complex – swiftly, safely and efficiently. That’s why more than 60% of the Fortune Global 500 and FTSE 100, and almost half the top 300 private equity firms, work with us.

Our unique global delivery model, underpinned by our innovative digital platforms, means we can cover sectors as diverse as capital markets, private equity, real estate, pharmaceuticals, energy and technology, with experts on the ground providing local support.

With year-on-year growth averaging 8% since 2013, TMF Group is a trusted and reliable partner. Whether operating across one border or many, with a handful of staff or several thousand, we have the business-critical support you need to expand, operate and grow while remaining compliant, everywhere.