Security Screening

Security Screening
To deal with your concerns about the risks of new ventures, we can provide effective screening to assess the possible adverse elements in any new commercial action.  Our system is reasonably priced and of the highest quality, and gives consideration to the possible risks involved in interacting with new customers, business partners and third parties, as well as the safety of proposed investments. We can explain to you the sort of problems you might run into when beginning a relationship with new partners or customers, and we ensure that the most effective screening is applied to suit the sort of situation you face.  We can check against government and security service lists as well as studying the published record of your proposed new contact and gathering local information about them. This information and assessment allows our clients to approach new business with a very realistic understanding of potential risk.  It enables clients to keep in line with anti-money laundering measures (AML), to know their customers (KYC), to comply with the USA Patriot Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act regulations, as well as providing the key information about possible risk in any new business arrangement.

Reports
• Screening for Compliance
• Comprehensive Screen
• Review of Public Records
• Review of Reputation
•In-Depth Review of Public Records
•Bespoke Due Diligence Process

 

Screening for Compliance 
The starting point of our range of screening processes is a method which looks at a large number of customers and third parties to find whether they appear on sanctions lists.  This is carried out not just by automatic systems but by human officials who are expert in knowing what they are looking for and spotting suspicious items.  We look at compliance worldwide and check sanction and watch-list databases, also examining company registrations if possible.  This bespoke approach to your needs can confirm identities, avoid false and misleading information and offer a specific account of the risk potential in your proposed venture, allowing you to carry out the commercial work that is most important to you. 

What we can offer
• 1 Working Day
•  Check on sanctions database, watch lists and global compliance.
•  Checking company registration, if available.
•  Short report on findings which helps you to deal with any compliance problems.

 

Comprehensive Screen 
A step beyond the first stage screening is another which carries out a comprehensive search through printed and online information in over 30 languages, including social media.  This looks for possible suspicious or questionable behaviour which might pose risk, drawing on information in English or the language local to the subject. 

What we can offer
• 4–7 Working Days
•  Check on sanctions database, watch lists and global compliance.
•  Checking company registration, if available.
•  Search for possible questionable media or online information and in over 30 languages.
•  Short report on findings which helps you to deal with any compliance problems. 
  An Intensive Screen can be carried out for urgent and high profile situations, in which you can choose to include further internet research to spot such critical issues as anti-corruption, anti-money laundering regulation and litigation problems.  Contact us for further information.

 

Enhanced Comprehensive Screening 
The next stage of screening is the review of public records.  In addition to the information gained in database- and watch-list-analysis, this stage of screening gathers details from publicly available sources and records, offering a view of a company’s or an individual’s history and reputation and their professional status and background. Information will be presented on legal questions, such as civil and criminal records, bankruptcy proceedings and previous insolvencies, and there will be a check on professional status and associations, US higher education claims and up-to-date licensing. 

What we can offer
• 7–10 Working Days
•  Check on sanctions database, watch lists and global compliance.
•  Checking company registration, if available.
•  Search for possible questionable media or online information and in over 30 languages.
•  Close scrutiny of a company’s or individual’s history, reputation, and personal and professional background.
•  Examination of regulatory records, issues in law, professional associations, U.S. higher educational claims and assessment of status of licenses.
•  Short report on findings which helps you to deal with any compliance problems.

 

Review of Reputation 
If you are engaging with customers or partners who pose a potential risk of some magnitude, our Review of Reputation provides an in-depth due diligence measure.  Building on the public record examination, we can carry out local intelligence work and exploration of sources to give an accurate estimation of any possible risks indicated in the public record.  We will also make local site visits. This gives our clients real insight into the subject’s background and allows allows them to decide on further involvement.

What we can offer
12–15 Working Days
•  Check on sanctions database, watch lists and global compliance.
•  Checking company registration, if available.
•  Search for possible questionable media or online information and in over 30 languages.
• Close scrutiny of a company’s or individual’s history, reputation, and personal and professional background
•  Examination of regulatory records, issues in law, professional associations, U.S. higher educational claims and assessment of status of licenses.
•  Exploration of local information to assess the scale of any risks indicated in the search of public records.  Assessment of reputation.  Local site visits.
  • Short report on findings which helps you to deal with any compliance problems
• This in-depth review is recommended for clients taking on higher-risk accounts and partners.

 

In-Depth Review of Public Records 
The In-Depth Review of Public Records explores databases and public records, both inline and on-site, as well as court records and regulatory agencies. From this investigation we can give you a coherent and thorough assessment of a company and/or individual. Our experts are available for further consultation and detailed advice at any stage, as is the case with all our other services.

What we can offer
• 15–18 Working Days
•  Check on sanctions database, watch lists and global compliance.
•  Checking company registration, if available
•    Search for possible questionable media or online information and in over 30 languages.
•  Close scrutiny of a company’s or individual’s history, reputation, and personal and professional background.
•  Examination of regulatory records, issues in law, professional associations, U.S. higher educational claims and assessment of status of licenses.
•  Examination of public records (online and on-site) court records and regulatory agencies.
•  In-depth investigation and retrieval of documents for closely detailed analysis of any legal actions or involvements relating to the subject, together with their commercial links and relationships.
•  Short report on findings which helps you to deal with any compliance problems

Bespoke Due Diligence Process 
Finally, alongside these set programmes, we can provide a due diligence process for clients needing a solution which is closely related to their specific needs for security screening.  We use our own highly developed and sophisticated due diligence methodology, and our investigators draw on their extensive experience of unravelling internal malpractice and providing support in legal conflicts to help clients in any specified circumstances.  We will provide a substantial analytical report which identifies and focuses on possible risk areas, in line with the very particular requirements of the individual client.

Fighting Money Laundering
It can be very profitable to receive investment and new customers from around the world, but some caution is necessary before you commit yourself.   You need to know the background from which these funds or buyers come, who exactly they are and what their standing may be.  Our AML team can carry out investigations for you, using the most advanced methods of data gathering. We can provide research and analysis of known or suspected incidents of fraud, detected in the course of business of the served entities, including cases of material internal and external defalcations, attempts of money laundering using the served entities.

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