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Beneficial owner

An individual who owns 25% or more of, or otherwise controls the business of, an entity (such as a trust, an association or a company). Ownership and control may be direct (such as through shares) or indirect (such as shares held by a third party on the individual’s behalf). ‘Control’ means having the ability to determine decisions about the entity’s financial and operating policies.

See

AML/CTF Rules 2007 chapter 1, part 1.2