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Gain a clearer risk outlook with PEP List, Sanctions and Adverse Media Screening

A high performing and effective due diligence program requires timely and accurate identification of 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 research experts, LexisNexis® WorldCompliance™ Data delivers customised access to one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date politically exposed persons lists. The expansive risk database also contains aggregate information from global sanctions lists, details of enforcements and an extensive proprietary database of adverse media profiles. Utilising consolidated watchlist and risk data allows organisations to:

  • Expedite PEP and Sanction checks
  • Synchronise and simplify compliance processes
  • Streamline customer acquisition
  • Mitigate the impact of global volatility

Politically exposed person list

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 process, helping to identify politically exposed customers and prospects. WorldCompliance Data provides an expansive, market leading PEP list with over a million profiles and is continually updated by a global team of researchers to ensure data is as accurate and complete as possible.

The status of politically exposed persons can change overnight, therefore it is vital to carry out PEP checks on an ongoing basis to mitigate risk. The highly skilled team of researchers are strategically placed around the world to monitor any changes and react quickly to update PEP list records, with over 250,000 profiles created or updated every month.

A PEP search with WorldCompliance Data can provide the following level of detail:

Personally identifiable information

Personally Identifiable Information

Such as profile photo, date of birth, gender, aliases or nicknames, titles, roles and place of birth.


Examine close associates, business partners, family members and related companies.
Transparent substantiation

Transparent Substantiation

All information associated with a PEP search result is fully substantiated with links and references to the underlying source of information.

Sanctions and enforcement lists

Sanctions checks
are an absolute requirement for many organisations. WorldCompliance Data aggregates information from the most important sanction lists.

This is in addition to thousands of global enforcement lists and court filings taken from bodies such as the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The sanctions list solutions are available via multiple delivery methods, and facilitate proportionate processes for all business types and sizes. With options for automated screening of millions of transactions per day, to low volume manual sanction checks.

Sanctions lists and Watchlists covered include:

  • Her Majesty’s (HM) Treasury List
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Sanctions
  • Bureau of Industry and Security
  • Department of State
  • EU Terrorism 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 List
  • OCC Shell Bank List
  • World Bank Debarred Parties List

Adverse media checks

When entering into a business relationship with an individual or organisation, their exposure in adverse media can pose a reputational and regulatory risk. Every single 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 client on-boarding phase as well as on-going monitoring of all high risk individuals is required to identify reputational risk and also accounts that may need to be reviewed for unusual transaction activity.

WorldCompliance™ Data includes an extensive proprietary database of adverse media profiles. These have been linked to illicit activities from over 35,000 news sources worldwide in 57 languages and grouped in over 50 risk categories.

Request access today and discover how countless negative news stories are consolidated into single adverse media profiles, streamlining the adverse media search process.

Unmatched network of global research experts

24 hour awareness of global risk events is provided through a team of more than 400 expert researchers and automated monitoring systems. Researchers are strategically placed across 5 continents and fluent in 57 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.

Step 1: Data Compilation

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.

Step 2: Data Validation

Results are analysed and validated to produce a detailed profile of an individual or business entity.

Step 3: Profile Summary

Each profile contains unique identifiers and a complete relationship web, identifying and linking related entities, family members and close associates.

Step 4: Data Updates

Profiles are continuously monitored for any changes in circumstances of the subject or related entities, with thousands of updates made every day.

Step 5: Customisable Data Segments

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.

Map of WorldCompliance Data Research Locations

WorldCompliance Data access methods

WorldCompliance Data is a customisable, modular solution with flexible delivery options to fit your compliance process:

Web-Based Interface

Web-Based Interface

Accessed via our intuitive web interfaces.
Batch Screening

Batch Screen

Screen your customer database en masse.
Flat-File Data

Flat-File Data

Data files can be provided offline in XML and Text Delimited format to integrate with your screening system.


A search API is offered via our screening platform, LexisNexis® Bridger Insight® XG with seamless integration.

Sanctions Screening:
A best practice guide

Improve your sanctions screening: ensure compliance with international sanctions and avoid disrupting the process of onboarding legitimate customers.
Sanctions Screening Best Practices

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