What needs to be on my Ownership Chart?
Your company Ownership chart
In your periodic reviews, you will have to add an ownership chart. Below are two examples of ownership charts that you can use to map your own. One example shows a simpler and more straightforward company ownership chart, and the other is more complex.
These examples should only be used for reference, as every company’s ownership framework looks different.
Additionally, it is crucial that you add the following elements to your ownership chart:
- Name of signing person
- Job title
- Member of professional body (if applicable)
- Membership number of the external professional body (if applicable)
Ownership chart examples
Example 1: The first example shows the Ownership chart of a Tea company named TeaShop. The company is a corporation based in the United States and has a branch in the Netherlands. The company is owned in its entirety by a man named John Doe. Since an individual owns more than 25% of the company, there is an Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) by Ownership. Below is the Ownership chart of TeaShop.
Example 2: The second example shows the Ownership chart of an Internal Luxury company named ElysianCouture. The company is a Corporation based in Australia and has two Subsidiaries, one based in Australia named CosmeticsEcom, and another based in France named FashionFR. The company does not have any individual owning more than 25% of the company, there is therefore no UBO by Ownership. However, the company is owned by two holding corporations: Stratos Ltd. owning 20%, and Planet Inc. owning 80%.
Additionally, the CEO and CFO of FashionFR are said to be exercising effective control on that subsidiary. We can therefore say that there is UBO by Control.
Below is the Ownership chart of Elysian Couture.