OutsideIQ and Alacra partner for AI-based due diligence reporting

Source: Alacra

Regulatory SaaS technology leader Opus announced today that Alacra, its KYC and reference data management platform, has signed a distribution partnership with OutsideIQ, the leader in risk-focused, artificial intelligence software.

The agreement will make OutsideIQ’s DDIQ, the industry’s most advanced automated due diligence reports for compliance, available on Alacra, effective immediately. DDIQ uses artificial intelligence to simulate the cognitive processes of a human researcher to generate risk profiles on individuals and companies that are otherwise time consuming and costly to discover manually.

Alacra is the leading platform for client onboarding and Know Your Customer (KYC) solutions for financial institutions, while DDIQ is an industry-first, automated due diligence solution for AML, fraud investigations, third-party vendor screening, anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance. The new partnership will allow the DDIQ due diligence reports to be available through Alacra-On-Demand, Alacra’s research fulfillment service. Later this year, DDIQ risk assessment reports will also be available through Alacra Compliance Enterprise (ACE), its flagship client onboarding solution.

DDIQ’s reports generate risk profiles on both companies and individuals in just minutes, providing comprehensive and in-depth global due diligence information. As the reports provide links to the data sources, they are fully auditable. This capability is even more critical as recent and upcoming changes to global KYC regulations will require the identification of and due diligence on beneficial owners.

“Alacra customers consistently ask us to identify new sources of information to help evaluate and reduce risk,” says Steve Goldstein, vice chairman of Opus. “DDIQ makes amazing use of artificial intelligence to create reports and provide a fast and effective view of an entity’s risk profile that can be used for enhanced due diligence. In conjunction with Alacra, DDIQ can be used as part of a firm’s workflow and for ad-hoc checks by banks, law and private equity firms, corporates, VCs, i.e. practically any organization that needs a fast and thorough risk assessment.”

"Alacra has a best-in-class solution that enables customers to manage due diligence in-house efficiently and we are excited to bring the auditable due diligence coverage that DDIQ is able to achieve to their customers," says Dan Adamson, CEO of OutsideIQ. "By partnering with Alacra to bring DDIQ into its platform, we are creating a solution that ensures the depth of research is both thorough and highly efficient."

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A Finextra member
A Finextra member 09 June, 2016, 13:28Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

DDIQ's ability to use Natural Language Processing and Contextual Search would reduce false positives in adverse media screening. The FCA Report ->  


highlights cases where banks have failed to identify PEPs / Suspicious Activity by relying on curated databases but could have succeeded had they done a google search....

Cognitive software like DDIQ makes the task of due diligence and investigation much easier....