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Encompass announced as member of the GLEIF Vendor Relationship Group

LONDON, 21 September 2022 – Encompass Corporation, the leading provider of intelligently automated Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions, has been announced as the newest member to join the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) Vendor Relationship Group.

The GLEIF Vendor Relationship Group makes it possible for GLEIF to understand market and product requirements of Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) data by enabling participating members to express their views on LEI services and important industry developments via an open communication platform.

As part of the group, Encompass, recognising the increasing importance of LEI data and its relevance to the KYC process, will play a role in collectively offering views and expertise from industry leaders, including Cyndi Festa, its Head of Data Sources. The group will also use data points from the Encompass platform to inform GLEIF of bespoke trends and information relating to money laundering and financial crime. Feedback gathered in its sessions, which will ultimately contribute to better outcomes for all users, will also help GLEIF to understand the challenges associated with LEI data and services, so they can be developed accordingly.

GLEIF’s Vendor Relationship Group includes representatives from global technology vendors and service providers. In fact, all participating organisations will usually own or support a significant capability in data and data distribution that is relevant to the GLEIF mission.

Cyndi Festa, Head of Data Sources for Encompass Corporation, commented:

“We are pleased to be joining the GLEIF Vendor Relationship Group, which has a significant role to play in promoting the LEI and helps to inform GLEIF about trends in and needs of the market. By joining with other participating members, Encompass will be at the centre of critical conversations around key future developments, particularly when it comes to what organisations need, as well as how GLEIF’s data can help to meet those needs.”

Stephan Wolf, CEO for GLEIF and GLEIF Vendor Relationship Group co-chair, added:

“We are very excited to have Encompass joining the group and to count on its valuable industry insights and KYC experience. With Encompass, we will have more than 40 organisations in the group, which creates a solid and rich dialogue between GLEIF and major private sector solution providers to further promote the LEI worldwide.”

To learn more about Encompass and its corporate KYC automation platform, click here.

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About the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)

Established by the Financial Stability Board in June 2014, the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) is a not-for-profit organisation created to support the implementation and use of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) and its digital counterpart the verifiable LEI (vLEI). GLEIF is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.

GLEIF’s mission is to manage a network of global partners to provide trusted services and open, reliable data for unique legal entity identification worldwide. GLEIF makes available the technical infrastructure to provide, via an open data license, online access to the full global LEI database free of charge to users. GLEIF is overseen by the Regulatory Oversight Committee, which is made up of representatives of public authorities from across the globe.

Diversity and inclusion underpin GLEIF’s values. This is reflected in its workforce of approximately 60 staff from over 20 nations, its operational excellence, and its commitment to open, global participation in the Global LEI System. For more information, visit the GLEIF website

About Encompass

Encompass transforms regulatory compliance and customer onboarding for firms with Know Your Customer (KYC) automation. Our advanced technology, unrivaled data coverage and industry expertise help clients to safely grow their businesses and fight financial crime. The Encompass platform reduces the cost of KYC and improves time to revenue by providing KYC due diligence on demand, powered by intelligent process automation.

Across the globe, our customers include leading global banks and financial institutions, including Wolfsberg Group members. We have strategic alliances with a range of trusted data, technology and service providers.

Encompass was founded in Australia and has offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Sydney, Singapore, Glasgow and Belgrade.

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