RDC, a global provider of risk intelligence, has partnered with Dow Jones Watchlist to complement its database of politically exposed persons (PEP) records and provide clients with intelligence on PEPs, their relatives and close associates. With the two resources combined, RDC clients can now expect the in-depth global coverage of senior PEP.

The PEP screening from RDC and Dow Jones Watchlist ensures that financial institutions and other regulated organizations concerned with PEPs can fully comply with AML/KYC regulatory requirements and further assist in efforts to identify suspicious activity.

Customers can access the combined PEP intelligence to check the identity of a customer or entity against known names and aliases, date of birth, place of birth, location and previous occupations. Information on PEPs is updated daily by a team of global researchers.

The RDC database draws from publically-available, continuously updated global media, web sites, key international sanction lists, watchlists, law enforcement lists and other official lists including those issued by Office of Foreign Assets Control, European Union, the UN and HM Treasury.

Thomas Obermaier, CEO of RDC, said: “Incorporating Dow Jones Watchlist within our premier intelligence and delivery capabilities provides our clients the most formidable risk intelligence available anywhere. The enhanced PEP screening from RDC and Dow Jones Watchlist enables world-class PEP intelligence, meeting the risk management and compliance needs of financial institutions and multinational corporations worldwide.”