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.

With more than 10,000 colleagues in 125 offices across 86 jurisdictions, all working to the same high standards of service and security, we provide our clients with local expertise where it is needed most. Our locations cover 92% of world GDP and 95% of FDI inflow.

We are a key part of our clients’ governance, providing the accounting, tax, payroll, fund administration and legal entity management services essential to their success. We make sure rules are followed, reputations protected and operational compliance maintained.

Our global service model and technology platform put our clients in control of their portfolio of entities and global locations. The data insights we deliver keep them on top of emerging regulation, the status of their own activity and any points of risk.

We serve corporates, financial institutions, asset managers, private equity and real estate investors, and family offices. Our clients include the majority of the Fortune Global 500, FTSE 100 and top 300 private equity firms.