Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Terrorism Financing

” Rapid respond to ever changing risks is always vital “

Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing are global problems with both international and national dimensions. Crime generates profits and criminals exploit financial systems to launder illegally acquired funds.

Governments, supervisory authorities and Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) need to act decisively and implement appropriate measures. At the same time, financial and even non-financial institutions need to protect themselves from reputational risks, shield their institutions from financial fines, ensure compliance to the AML/CTF regulatory initiatives, and tackle ML/TF.

SYNTAX in cooperation with Dow Jones provides services that cover the area of Anti-money Laundering Screening Lists.

Dow Jones Risk & Compliance is a specialist team within the wider Dow Jones organisation best positioned to provide the most accurate risk and compliance data in the market. Dow Jones’ expertise is based on 120 years’ experience in managing complex and mission critical content.

Currently over 300 experts are employed around the world with a sole focus on the development and on-going management of content designed to help the global customers meet exacting standards and protection against reputation risks.

  1. Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
  2. Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF)
  3. Anti-Bribery & Corruption (ABC)
  4. Politically Exposed Persons (PEP)
  5. Relative and Close Associates (RCA)
  6. Special Interest Persons & Negative News
  7. State Owned Companies & their Board Executives
  8. Adverse Media Entities


Anti Money Laundering & Counter Terrorism Financing:

Dow Jones provides complete coverage of over 900 global sanctions and other official lists across 241 countries, continually monitored 365 days of the year, with over 99% of updates issued by governments and authorities completed and delivered to the clients within 24 hours.

Also, Dow Jones Risk provides full coverage of all official sanctions information concerning vessels. This information is structured in a special format that takes into consideration all the OFAC fields used to characterise a ship, for example, flag, call sign, etc. In addition, the OFAC information enriched with vessel information that Dow Jones have sourced from IHS Fairplay.

Dow Jones is the first and to its knowledge, the only data provider to undertake external and independent audits of quality process and sanctions data accuracy.

Dow Jones Due Diligence is an outsourced service provided to the customers with detailed bespoke reports on specific individuals or companies that are deemed to require further enhanced due diligence against publicly available sources to evaluate their risk in more detail.

Dow Jones Risk and Compliance is the pioneer and market leader in PEP definition and categorization for over 14 years and is supported by the parent owning company Dow Jones News Corporation. This powerful sponsor ensure the Dow Jones business has the gravitas to continually expand the scope of the datasets and global support for the clients, where rapid respond to ever changing risks is always vital.

Dow Jones Risk flagship dataset is used by over 2,500 organisations worldwide, including the largest institutions as well as many regulators and Law Enforcement agencies. Dow Jones research teams based in Princeton USA, London, Barcelona and Singapore ensure provision of an expansive and robust content offering to the Dow Jones customers.