Gain a clearer risk outlook with politically exposed person (PEP) list, sanctions and adverse media screening.
A high performing and effective due diligence program requires timely and accurate identification of individuals and entities that may pose financial, regulatory or reputational risk. This is best achieved through accessing the most up-to-date watchlist databases.
Supported by a worldwide network of over 450 research experts and analysts, LexisNexis® WorldCompliance™ Data delivers customised access to over 5.4 million global risk profiles covering individuals, organisations, businesses and vessels from across 240 countries and territories. The expansive risk database includes one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date politically exposed persons lists, aggregated information from over 110 global sanctions lists, details of enforcements sourced from over 1,600 government websites and an extensive proprietary database of adverse media profiles compiled from over 30,000 news sources. Utilising consolidated watchlist and risk data allows organisations to:
Ensuring an organisation’s compliance with all applicable laws and regulations through the process of PEP screening can be a complex task.
An accurate PEP list is an essential part of the risk-based approach, helping to identify politically exposed customers and prospects. WorldCompliance Data provides an expansive, market leading PEP list of over 2.3 million profiles and is continually updated by a global team of over 450 researchers to ensure data is as accurate and complete as possible.
Information is also provided on state owned entities (SOEs) – government owned companies or organisations whose senior management or directors will often include public and government officials (PEPs).
The status of PEPs can change overnight, therefore it is vital to carry out PEP checks on an ongoing basis to mitigate risk. Our team of skilled researchers are strategically placed around the world to monitor any changes and react quickly to update PEP list records, with over 88,000 profiles created or updated every month on average.
Sanctions checks are an absolute requirement for many organisations. WorldCompliance Data contains over 9,800 sanction ownership files compiled from over 110 sanction lists.
WorldCompliance Data also includes enforcement information sourced from global enforcement lists and court filings taken from bodies such as the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Information is sourced from over 1,600 official government websites including industry regulators, law enforcement agencies, central banks and other government offices. The information covers disqualified directors, penalised brokers, unauthorised banks and most-wanted lists from police forces around the world.
WorldCompliance Data is available via multiple delivery methods, to suit all business types and sizes. With options for automated screening of millions of transactions per day, to low volume manual sanction checks.
|HM Treasury Sanctions List||Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Sanctions||Bureau of Industry and Security|
|Department of State||EU Consolidated Sanctions List||FBI Top Ten Most Wanted|
|Interpol Most Wanted||ICE List (U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement)||CBI List (The Central Bureau of Investigation)|
|SDN & Blocked Entities||SECO List||Treasury PML List|
|UN Consolidated Sanctions List||OCC Shell Bank List||World Bank Debarred Parties List|
When entering a business relationship with an individual or organisation, their exposure in adverse media can pose a reputational and regulatory risk. Every day negative news or unfavourable information about individuals or businesses is reported across thousands of news channels around the world in multiple languages. Adverse media screening is a critical part of any robust enhanced due diligence (EDD) program. Screening at the on-boarding phase and continuing to re-screen all those identified as high-risk is crucial in order to identify accounts that may need to be declined services or monitored closely for usual transaction activity.
WorldCompliance Data monitors information compiled from monitoring over 30,000 news sources to create profiles on individuals and companies linked to a wide range of illicit activity such as financial crime, terrorism and human trafficking. WorldCompliance Data includes 50 adverse media subcategories including money laundering, drug trafficking and organised crime.
Request access today and discover how countless negative news stories are consolidated into single adverse information profiles, streamlining the adverse media search process.
24 hour awareness of global risk events is provided through a team of more than 450 expert researchers and automated monitoring systems. Researchers are strategically placed across 5 continents and fluent in 55 languages, to help ensure risks are captured, regardless of location and language. The rigorous investigative process provides a comprehensive and segmented database of high-risk individuals and entities. WorldCompliance Data is updated daily with, on average 200,000 additions or updates per month, monitoring thousands of world-wide channels to identify potentially relevant news articles or alerts which cover adverse media changes, PEP changes, enforcement actions and sanctions updates.
Automated systems and researchers mine media channels, news websites and public records across the world to compile data on politically exposed persons and individuals or organisations linked to high-risk activities.
Results are analysed and validated to produce a detailed profile of an individual or business entity.
Each profile contains unique identifiers and a complete relationship web, identifying and linking related entities, family members and close associates.
Profiles are continuously monitored for any changes in circumstances of the subject or related entities, with thousands of updates made every day.
Profile contents are compiled into a series of database segments and risk categories, which can be tailored and utilised according to an organisation’s risk appetite.
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WorldCompliance Data is a customisable, modular solution with flexible delivery options to fit your compliance process: