The meaning of risk factors through KYC Checks
- Mention or relationship with natural persons, legal entities or countries on sanctions lists of SECO, EU, OFAC, as well as other compliance-relevant lists
- Mention or relationship with politically exposed persons on international and Swiss PEP lists
- Mention or relationship with persons on CRIME lists
- Reference to other compliance-relevant risks such as sector risk, country risk or CTRL-ORG
Today, banks and regulated financial intermediaries, such as leasing companies or asset managers, must conduct such a simplified risk assessment, a Simplified Due Diligence (SDD) check, in order to be informed about possible involvement of natural or legal persons with money laundering or corruption or other criminal activities.