We are delighted to announce the addition to encompass of two leading Politically Exposed Persons, International Sanctions and Adverse News providers, ComplyAdvantage and LexisNexis WorldCompliance.

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ComplyAdvantage is the world’s only provider of AI-driven risk data on individuals, organisations and associated entities that pose a financial crime risk. Tens of thousands of structured and unstructured data sources are monitored to provide dynamic real-time insight into risk indicators including sanctions, PEPs, watch lists and adverse media.

The partnership between ComplyAdvantage and encompass enables traditional information sources to be combined with AI-driven risk data, providing a more accurate picture of the activities of these entities. Person and Company searches were implemented and integrated into the encompass product.

The integration with LexisNexis WorldCompliance makes available Person and Company searches through encompass.LexisNexis | encompass information partner

Containing more than 2.5 million detailed profiles, LexisNexis WorldCompliance customers detect individuals and organizations linked to more than 50 risk categories, including: Sanctions, Foreign Officials, and State Owned Enterprises.

Amongst other you can access:

  • Adverse Media Segment: An extensive proprietary database of profiles that have been linked to illicit activities from over 30,000 news sources worldwide
  • Sanctions & Enforcement: Aggregated information from the most important sanction lists worldwide (OFAC, EU, UN, BOE, FBI, BIS, etc.) and from over 1,000 global enforcement lists and court filings such as the FDA, US HHS, UK FSA, SEC and more
  • Politically Exposed Persons: Identify over 1.3 million Politically Exposed Persons, their family members and associates
  • Open Source Substantiation: All of the information in the WorldCompliance data is fully substantiated with source links and references to the underlying source of the information.

CompyAdvantage and LexisNexis WorldCompliance is available to existing customers of both information providers through the On Account model, which means you can easily add your subscriptions to your encompass account and continue using your trusted data providers without interruption.

Tips & Tricks

As conversations with your customer progress often you will become aware of information which has not or cannot be obtained from Company Searches alone. For instance, you may become aware that a customer has a valuable second property, holdings in a trust or may be a partner in another business.

encompass gives you the tools to combine this key knowledge of the customer with the results of your commercial searches, allowing you to make informed risk decisions faster based on a fuller picture of the customer and their business interests.

encompass allows you easily to add the following new information in Chart View :

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You can do this by selecting the Edit Chart Icon in the right-hand navigation panel:

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Then simply select the type of icon you wish to add to the chart. For instance,  if we wanted to add the directors’ holiday home to the chart we would:

  • Select Edit Chart
  • Select Address
  • Type in the details of the address in the box which appears and select ‘Add’

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  • Your newly created icon will appear in the chart.

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  • All icons in the chart must be linked to another icon. So for instance in this example the holiday home is owned by Company Director, Jeremy Test. By holding down the control key we can multi-select the icons for the holiday home and Jeremy Test. We can then select ‘Link’ and create a link between the two icons.

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  • When selecting the type of link to create you can select a Custom link and add the detail of the relationship manually. (For example, in this instance we could name the link ‘holiday home’ or ‘£100m Holiday Home’)
  • When you are happy with your new chart icon, all you need to do is click ‘save’

In encompass you can now easily perform additional searches against these icons. By right-clicking on the icon a number of appropriate search options will appear. You will also be able to easily add notes or attachments to this icon.

Graeme Port | Senior Data Product Manager, Encompass

ABOUT GRAEME PORT | HEAD OF PRODUCT

Graeme Port is a product management professional with over 15 years’ experience in the compliance and credit risk industries. He has particular expertise in the underlying data supporting the business critical decisions made by both the credit and compliance risk functions within financial services firms.

Before joining encompass in early 2016, Graeme's career spanned multiple roles at information giant Equifax, from sales and credit risk to product management and, latterly, representing Equifax at the Business Information Providers Association.

about encompass

Founded in 2011 by entrepreneurs Roger Carson and Wayne Johnson, and operating from the UK, encompass is the creator of unique, innovative Know Your Customer (KYC) software for banking, finance, legal and accountancy that enable better, faster commercial decisions. The company is driven by the belief that the best decisions are made when people understand the full picture.

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