Comprehensive, Fully Sourced Records Classified Using a Risk Rating Algorithm

1.7m PEP+ Profiles
16 proprietary PEP categories
4 intelligent PEP risk levels

The RDC Difference

Our PEPs database was vetted and shaped by experts from the Wolfsberg Group, the U.S. intelligence community and former AML officers. We have more adverse media and risk relevant items to build a riskography that reveals the TRUE risk of a person.

Our PEP software and database provide detailed coverage in 240 countries, with a special emphasis on key countries posing greater risk to our clients, requiring greater depth of information, including information on opposition party members, shadow government officials, influence peddlers, and other risk-relevant individuals

Records are built through extensive public source research and are matched against the broadest database of risk relevant information in the industry, RDC’s GRID. GRID now exceeds 8 million profiles covering adverse media, sanctions and watch lists gathered from 200,000 sources and daily updates.

RDC uses a risk rating algorithm to aid in conducting politically exposed person screening. The algorithm classifies PEPs and incorporates entity risk, position risk, country corruption ratings, and any event risk, including breaking news events. Once classified, PEPs can be screened specifically based on PEP ratings and PEP categories.

What is a PEP?

 A designation as a politically exposed person - a PEP - doesn’t necessarily imply any wrongdoing on the part of the designee. It does imply risk. We maintain a database of more than a million politically exposed persons and their associates across more than 240 countries including the UK and US. We also created a risk rating system that incorporates key macro and micro factors.

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Top Benefits of RDC's PEP Screening

Smart Categorization

Be confident in your alerts with a truly unique risk scoring system built on years of research exploring relativity and influential factors between PEPs across every country in the world.

Global Coverage

Tap into global media coverage ranging from large multinational publications down to small, regional circulations with 240 countries and more than 70 languages covered.

Associated Risk

Get relevant, relationship-level information about the individuals connected to PEPs. RDC screens and monitors PEPs against the broadest database of risk relevant information in the industry.

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Our PEP coverage, together with our adverse media and sanctions screening data, provides you with a complete solution.

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