Fenergo, a provider of digital Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions for financial institutions, has launched Fenergo Hierarchy Manager (FHM), an ultimate beneficial ownership (UBO) and counterparty hierarchy modelling and visualisation tool.
Built on the latest Force-directed graph technology, FHM aims to streamline anti-money laundering (AML) screening enabling financial institutions to better manage and mitigate risk.
The new solution provides financial institutions with a single aggregated view of hierarchy relationships, associations and beneficial owners via interactive analytics and dashboards. Users can now easily identify the connections between beneficial owners, associations, counterparties and customers, helping to highlight potential links to financial criminals, politically exposed persons (PEPs) and/or terrorist activity. The ability to identify high risk relationships in a matter of minutes will help compliance professionals to proactively track complex inter-relationships for continuous lifecycle compliance.
Fenergo Hierarchy Manager empowers financial institutions to significantly reduce the complexity, time and cost involved in customer due diligence, enabling a frictionless client experience.
Faced with increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, Fenergo Hierarchy Manager was developed in direct response to client demand to streamline Know Your Customer (KYC), AML and tax compliance obligations such as the FinCEN Final Rule (CDD), beneficial ownership requirements under the EU AML directives, Foreign Accountant Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and Common Reporting Standard (CRS). The transparency provided by the solution will better equip financial institutions to address upcoming regulation including the Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR).
Marc Murphy (pictured), CEO of Fenergo, says: “In the wake of The Panama and Paradise Papers, financial institutions need to apply heightened scrutiny to their clients in order to comply with a raft of new regulatory requirements. Identifying beneficial owners is a crucial element of this yet achieving a single, granular view of a corporate entity is a significant challenge. As our clients embark on digital transformation strategies, we are committed to developing solutions that help them improve customer experiences while expediating compliance procedures.”
Hierarchy Manager also enables users to easily act on Hierarchy information such as performing screenings. This further streamlines the AML assessment process, ultimately improving efficiency, transparency and auditability.