The PEP Quiz

Can you identify a politically exposed person?

With no official global definition of a Politically Exposed Person (PEP), making a risk based decision on an individual’s PEP status can be a difficult process. This short, interactive PEP quiz features fictitious profiles to test your knowledge of what may or may not constitute a PEP or Foreign Public Official in accordance with FATF Guidance and financial crime compliance regulations such as the fourth EU AML Directive. Choose your level of difficulty below.

For further information on PEPs before you begin the quiz, view our PEP frequently asked questions.

Choose your level of difficulty

(All names and profiles are fictitious. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental)

Hard

1

Ray Darr

Ray is the Chairman of a private security and military tech firm. The company has won a contract to sell its services to a government in Asia.

In relation to FATF’s Recommendation 12 and 22, is he a PEP?

Yes
No

2

Dame Maggie Straight

Dame Maggie is a former Judge for Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice in England and Wales. She presided over the chancery division, dealing with business and property related disputes. Dame Maggi retired in June 2014.

In accordance with the proposed 4th EU AML directive, is she considered a PEP?

Yes
No

3

Louis Tenant

Lou is the nephew to a Commander in a foreign navy.

In relation to FATF’s Recommendation 12 and 22, is he a PEP?

Yes
No

4

Juan Neill

Juan is a professional footballer. His father in law is the current General Secretary of a continental governing body for association football.

In relation to FATF’s Recommendation 12 and 22, is he a PEP?

Yes
No

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