Dow Jones and RiskScreen

Using Dow Jones data for effective customer screening

The RiskScreen engine relies on best-of-breed data partners to ensure your screening is as effective as possible. Dow Jones began producing business-critical data back in 1882. More recently, its Risk & Compliance team has focused helping clients to better understand, mitigate and avoid regulatory, commercial and reputational risk – and at RiskScreen we’ve been proud to offer Dow Jones data to our screening users for many years.

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Sanction Ownership Profiles

Dow Jones Data


Global sanctions lists coverage on all publicly available sanctions lists including but not limited to OFAC, UN, HMT and DFAT

Secondary Sanctions

Dow Jones contains a total of 16,920 Sanction Ownership research profiles covering 172 countries


Watchlist data is drawn from hundreds of state, federal, national and transnational watch lists


RiskScreen scans 23 job categories unique to Dow Jones, whose definition of a PEP is based on FATF Recommendation 12. RCA data includes over 40 different types of relations/associations of PEPs


Dow Jones holds 20 years worth of information on people who are reported to have been formally accused, arrested or convincted of crimes including financial crime and terrorism

Adverse Media

Information contained in Dow Jones’ Factiva articles is used to create and enrich adverse media profiles. Sources also include government and other official websites

Data Quality Assurance

Providing truly global coverage Dow Jones data is maintained by a team spread across five dedicated research and monitoring centres providing 24 hour coverage across 68 languages. Over fifty percent of the Dow Jones research team are educated to Masters or PHD level.

One key advantage Dow Jones researchers have is the ability to leverage Factiva, Dow Jones 40 year old archive of more than 32,000 sources in 28 languages. Hundreds of thousands of articles from these sources are added to Factiva daily.

Dow Jones was the first list provider to pass a ISAE3000 review and as part of the data quality assurance mechanisms the Dow Jones sanctions data is audited and accredited to international standards.

Dow Jones data is relied upon for AML / KYC screening purposes by the following :


  • 3 of the 4 largest US banks
  • 5 of the 6 largest Canadian banks
  • 44 of the 45 largest Chinese banks
  • 5 of the 7 largest Japanese banks
  • 5 of the 6 largest Spanish banks
  • 4 of the 5 largest French banks
  • 4 of the 5 largest Scandinavian banks
  • 7 out of the 13 Wolfsberg Group



False Positives

By utilising Dow Jones data with our next generation screening technology we are able to reduce false positive results by up to 90% compared to other screening providers whilst providing our customers with a very high level of confidence that true matches are not being missed.

Dow Jones Data Quality Report

Dow Jones’s Risk & Compliance Data Quality Report shares information and statistics about its performance over the previous year.

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