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Compliance and financial crime

Compliance – KYC, anti-corruption and third-party due diligence

The most extensive company information and corporate structures combined with sanctions and other adverse data that delivers new levels of certainty on your third parties, and the individuals behind them.

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Orbis, our global company database, has information on more than 310 million companies across the globe including:

  • Beneficial owners
  • Unique identifiers
  • Extensive ownership structures – including controlling shareholders and the full corporate group
  • Standardized financials and financial strength metrics
  • Directors, managers and shareholders
  • Flags for state owned enterprises
  • Negative news
  • Flags for being awarded public tenders
  • Indirect links from companies to sanctioned entities
  • PEPs and sanctions associated with companies and individuals

Use this information in our highly-functional Orbis database, in one of our Catalyst risk platforms, or in your own risk management system.

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How we help

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How we help

Our detailed, reliable information for third-party due diligence, AML and KYC compliance helps you minimize reputation damage and risk exposure. We can help you with compliance in the areas of the EU Directives, anti-money laundering, FATCA, OFAC and general reputation risk management and business partner due diligence.


We’re here to help you work more efficiently

With more information on private companies than any other source, we can help you confirm a company’s identity quickly. We also offer document ordering if you need more legal information or we don’t have a company’s record.

We help you get to the data you need – such as beneficial ownership – faster and with helpful visualization tools. We can help you automate much of your onboarding processes and create annotated and date-stamped documents.

Compliance Catalyst is the ideal timesaver. Use it to identify initial risk and then automate your high-volume, low-risk checks, liberating your researchers’ time to assess higher risks. Compliance Catalyst will also monitor entities for you and alert you to changes.

Our entire premise is based on helping you make better decisions more efficiently.


We help you monitor your portfolio

Our dashboards help you understand the status of your onboarding and processing of your third parties. Our alerts watch screened parties for changes.


We improve accuracy

With more than 310 million companies across the globe, we’re the most reliable source for compliance research. Getting the correct entity match at the beginning of your research process is vital for accuracy and efficiency – by providing official entity names for so many organizations, we make this as straightforward and accurate as possible.

We also make 7,000 updates an hour to our ownership structures - certainty really is our aspiration.


We help you review corporate groups as a whole

Talk to our customers and they’ll tell you how valuable our corporate groups are. And they’re much more than lists of subsidiaries and shareholders, they’re dynamic lists that you can manipulate for your research.

You can use our products to define your thresholds for beneficial ownership, filter your structures based on jurisdictions, decipher circular and indirect ownership – and quickly assess a group as a whole for links to PEPs and sanctions.


We help you automate your processes, including:

  • Confirming a company’s legal identity
  • Fast risk screening to help you prioritize resources
  • Assessing who owns them and other companies they’re linked to – even indirectly
  • Identifying individuals who might be PEPs or sanctioned
  • Assessing other risk such as country, political, financial and so on
  • Triggering actions based on data points
  • Monitoring your third parties for changes


We help you spot risk quickly

Our solutions help improve efficiency and automation – leaving your analysts with time to spend on more complex risk research. Get an almost instant view of a company's risk profile – based on your own risk model – and determine the level of risk it poses and which resources to use to investigate it further.

We can also help you do quick checks on FATCA and CRS qualifications so you can instantly see if you need to screen entities in more detail.

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Key benefits

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Key benefits

Assess and review companies more effectively

  • Analyze companies globally
  • Get beneficial ownership information fast
  • Get official entity names
  • Understand risk across a corporate group
  • Monitor companies for change and automatically trigger reviews
  • Work on one platform to view internal data and external information, and create analyses and workflows
  • Integrate with other departments including supplier risk management
  • Customize to your own risk appetite and environment
  • Interpret data quickly to make better decisions on prioritization
  • Automate and centralize your research
  • Get annotated reports with integrated documentation for your research archives

Awarded "Best Data Solution for KYC”

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Navigation short description: Orbis is the world's most powerful comparable data resource on private companies with information on over 280 million companies across the globe. Orbis captures and blends data from more than 160 different sources and treats it so it's standardised and comparable. Using Orbis you can be certain of a lot more.

Compliance Catalyst – a centralized, automated platform - powered by Orbis

Compliance Catalyst is a user-friendly platform that streamlines your compliance and due diligence work. It holds your data centrally, helps you blend your own data into your research, creates a workflow (or integrates with your existing workflow) and delivers robust reporting with full audit trail and annotations. Plus, it’s easy to implement and can be tailored to your risk profiles.

We can tailor Compliance Catalyst to suit your workflow and risk methodology, and integrate data from our products with your own information. We can even create a completely customized solution for you using our Fact Framework.

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Brexit and sanctions policy

Anna Bradshaw, a partner with the UK law firm Peters & Peters, explains how sanctions policies could be affected by Brexit and what compliance teams need to do to stay prepared.

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Orbis and Compliance Catalyst

This concise brochure shows how Orbis, the world’s most powerful comparable data resource on private companies, and Compliance Catalyst, a centralized, automated platform for risk assessment, can be used together.

Orbis and Compliance Catalyst

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Do detailed research on entities for onboarding for compliance and third party due diligence?

We have detailed information on companies across the globe. We provide:

  • financial data
  • ownership information
  • details of associated individuals
  • applicable M&A deals and rumours, news, and an adverse news filter
  • flags for negative mentions on blogs and social media
  • financial strength metrics
  • country risk and status data
  • a range of identity numbers plus a host of associated data

Our ownership information is the most extensive available and we specialize in beneficial ownership. We can help you more than any other provider to do detailed research for third party onboarding, due diligence and KYC research.

Find out who owns a company and the beneficial owner(s)?

Our information comes from over 160 regulatory and non-regulatory sources – including specialist and regional information providers. Our own team appends and complements the ownership information from these sources using a variety of additional sources and techniques. The team makes 7,000 updates an hour. We really are the masters of ownership structures and experienced in identifying beneficial ownership. Using our solutions you can:

  • set your definition of beneficial ownership to be consistent with your internal or regulatory requirements
  • use either a ‘top down’ or ‘bottom up’ approach to your research
  • view clear diagrams and structured paths from your subject company to the beneficial owner
  • get the source of information and date stamp
  • see both changes over time and an archive
  • set alerts for changes to beneficial ownership

Check for conflict or links between two entities

We can tell you if two organizations are linked – so you can quickly see if an onboarding subject is linked to an existing business party, a sanctioned entity or an entity you’ve already rejected.

Access original documents?

We provide many registry documents and reports and accounts within our Orbis database. We also offer a document ordering service where you can order documents not in Orbis, or even reports for companies not in Orbis.

Watch companies to make sure new factors don’t affect our position with them?

Our alerts are really flexible. You can set them to watch for changes across a range of data items, and choose how they’re delivered. So, you can be confident your entities are being monitored for you.