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KYC Solutions - Due Diligence and Onboarding

Addressing your KYC and due diligence compliance needs.

IHS Markit supports our customers during every stage of their KYC and due diligence journey with our connected set of operational risk and regulatory compliance solutions. Our KYC Services include a broad set of capabilities to meet your specific needs and address a wide spectrum of requirements. As a bank subscriber, you benefit from the validation of publicly sourced and client-provided entity data using defined industry standard KYC policies to complete management of KYC processes. Our buy-side and corporate contributors, in turn, can quickly and easily upload their KYC profiles, retain control over their data and reuse this information to fulfill additional requests from their counterparts.

Whether you are engaging in bilateral exchanges or taking advantage of our advanced multilateral utility, our connected due diligence approach gives you the confidence that your KYC, AML, tax, legal, MIFID, EMIR and other regulatory information is complete, accurate and up to date.

With KYC Services, you can engage with your counterparties through an intuitive, secure platform and exchange industry standard KYC information to enable you to address your compliance goals. We help you to:

  • Apply industry standard KYC requirements using validated entity data
  • Retain control over your data and information
  • Access public entity data in a streamlined, centralized platform
  • Conduct thorough due diligence on customers with the enriched KYC Services: Vantage Profile, which includes over 200 attributes captured
  • Engage with counterparties securely via the advanced KYC Services: Utility

KYC Services supports your on-boarding and due diligence requirements

  • Banks

    Access standardized and centralized KYC data and documentation or leverage our complete service management to reduce costs and time to market:

    • Accelerate counterparty readiness to transact
    • Access quality, standardized data records and documents
    • Minimize the impact of regulations on your business
    • Connect with an established network
    • Transition to a lower variable cost structure
    • Fulfill immediate requirements guided by industry recognized experts

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  • Corporates

    Upload and maintain your KYC profile for access by bank counterparties in a single, secure depository or access our complete service management to:

    • Reduce your time to market and simplify how you conduct business with your banks
    • Reuse uploaded data to address information requests
    • Minimize the impact of regulations on your business
    • Retain control over your data
    • Use an industry led standard for data quality and completeness
    • Fulfill immediate requirements guided by industry recognized experts
  • Asset Managers

    Simplify and improve efficiency around client onboarding through our centralized utility or access our complete service management to:

    • Reduce time to market
    • Reuse uploaded data to address information requests
    • Minimize the impact of regulations on your business
    • Retain control over your data
    • Use an industry led standard for data quality and completeness
    • Fulfill immediate requirements guided by industry recognized experts
  • Hedge Funds

    Upload your KYC data and documents once and maintain them in one place or leverage our complete service management to:

    • Reduce time to market
    • Reuse uploaded data to address information requests
    • Minimize the impact of regulations on your business
    • Retain control over your data
    • Use an industry led standard for data quality and completeness
    • Fulfill immediate requirements guided by industry recognized experts

KYC Capabilities and Benefits

 

KYC Services: Public Profile

KYC Services: Public Profiles provides legal entity due diligence based on searches across publicly available and approved sources.

All relevant data and documents are included to support evidence that is required to complete your lower-risk profiles, including ownership and key controller information. With over 6000 public profiles available, this rich centralized repository will provide streamlined, efficient and cost-effective access to profile information sourced from corporate registries, listing agents, regulatory filings, company websites and more.

KYC Services: Public Profile provides:

  • An efficient and cost-effective solution for lower-risk entities
  • Critical data points into a single easy-to-use repository
  • Publicly available information, so no client outreach required
  • Validated content, with 4-eye review

KYC Services: Vantage Profile

KYC Services: Vantage Profile includes all required data elements to conduct due diligence for your medium to high-risk entities.

In addition to all of the data attributes collected within the KYC Services: Public Profile, the Vantage Profile expands to include approximately 200 client attributes, collected from your counterparties via secure questionnaires by our dedicated client outreach and support team. Questionnaires include:

Proprietary questionnaire created in partnership with our design partner banks to understand the underlying customer base for bank entities

  • Countries and Industries Assessment (C&I)
  • Wolfsberg Questionnaire
  • Unregulated Fund Questionnaire

KYC Services: Vantage Profile is based on standardized policies jointly agreed upon and maintained by all subscribing banks. The solution includes coverage for the following booking jurisdictions: US, UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Germany and Canada. Vantage Profiles also include Certified True Copies and Authorized Signatories as required for applicable jurisdictions.

Clients have full transparency to the standards applied and can upload documentation to support Vantage Profiles creating a sustainable environment for the KYC process. Once Vantage Profiles are created, banks can reuse this profile information to address other regulatory compliance and tax requirements.

 

KYC Services: Utility

The KYC Services: Utility centralizes the data, collection and verification of due diligence information in a secure platform, ensuring you have complete, accurate, and up-to-date entity information at all times.

Use of the KYC Services: Utility:

  • Applies industry standard KYC requirements
  • Centralizes operations around client onboarding and account management
  • Platform allows contributors to upload, disseminate and maintain over 250 types of documents across 50 categories
  • Due diligence information can be reused to meet varying needs including KYC requirements, tax regulations, and regulations including AML, MiFID, EMIR and more
  • Entity data can be reapplied across different relationships
  • API connectivity for real-time consumption of bulk data

With over 3000+ buy-side firms and corporates already participating on the platform, your customers may have already completed addressed the majority of due diligence questions you have. And because they only have to complete the questionnaire once and permission it to your organization, the data will be more complete, accurate and up to date.

The KYC Services Utility solution supports:

  • Member bank setup and configuration
  • End-client outreach
  • Entity data management
  • Sanctions and screening
  • Validation and certification
  • Ongoing maintenance via annual reviews and event-based updates

 

KYC Services: Complete Service Management

The KYC Services Complete Service Management solution can support you at every stage of your KYC journey. Our team plays a pivotal role across a range of key on-boarding and re-certification work streams, and our approach can be completely customized to meet your individual needs. This not only fulfills your immediate requirements but can provide a channel to reduce your long-term costs by progressing to a full utility model. This allows for a repeatable process that can establish a more robust and efficient approach to long-term KYC sustainability.

The KYC Services Complete Service Management approach includes:

  • Consulting
  • Outsourcing
  • Client outreach
  • KYC health checks
  • Policy building
  • End-to-end project management
  • Supplemental staff and team augmentation

The KYC Services Complete Service Management solution is flexible, with onsite and offsite options, and onshore / offshore options, built upon the KYC Services: Utility platform and guided by trained KYC staff and industry recognized experts.

Key Stats

  • 3,000+ buy-side customers
  • 17+ large global banks
  • 500+ Corporate users
  • 140,000+ Entities represented on the Counterparty platform including 80,000+ with LEIs

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