A call for tender (reference FISMA/2021/OP/0001) entitled “Feasibility study for a European asset registry in the context of the fight against AML and tax evasion” has been published
Deadline for receipt of the tenders is 1 October 2021, 23:59 (Brussels time).
Collection of data and interconnection of registers is a key instrument under EU law to speed up access for competent authorities to financial information and facilitate cross-border cooperation. This project shall look into various possibilities for collecting information to set up an asset registry which may afterwards feed into a future policy initiative. It shall aim at exploring how to collect and link information available from various sources on asset ownership (e.g. land registries, company registers, trusts and foundations registers, central depositories of securities ownership, etc.) and analyse the design, scope, and challenges for such a Union asset registry. The possibility to include in the registry data related to the ownership of other assets such as cryptocurrencies, works of art, real estate, and gold, shall also be considered.