Moody’s Analytics Wins Data Provider of the Year, Best Solution in KYC Risk Assessment

Singapore/Hong Kong, 14 November 2019  Moody’s Analytics has won Best Solution in KYC Risk Assessment and the award for Data Provider of the Year in the 2nd Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence 2019 at a ceremony in Singapore on 13 November 2019.

In the Data Provider of the Year category, the Moody’s Analytics Data Alliance stood out as the world’s largest collection of private credit risk data, created in collaboration with leading financial institutions. The solution allows clients to augment their internal datasets to cover any gaps in data quality, compare portfolio risk and lending practices across peers, and improve credit risk management.

The Data Alliance datasets draw from more than 100 million financial statements representing 20 million private firms globally – including 2.9 million defaults. It also covers vast sets of data from real estate loans, project finance transactions, and related research and analytics on the collection of data. Further, Moody’s Analytics has shown that data quality is improving over time, presenting opportunities for lenders to better understand their portfolio data and make more informed decisions.

In the Best Solution in KYC Risk Assessment category, Bureau Van Dijk – a Moody’s analytics company – was the winner for a risk assessment tool known as Compliance Catalyst, awarded for its ability to streamline KYC and AML research, and allow financial institutions to quickly assess corporate groups for PEPs links and sanctions against over 1600 source lists of negative information. Financial institutions can then make an assessment if an entity needs further screening, thereby allowing for the automation of checks for high volume low-risk entities.

The solution draws from a database of more than 310 million private companies known as Orbis. The database contains LEIs, corporate ownership information, beneficial owners, financial data, PEPs and sanctions data, ESG metrics, and adverse media mentions, among other information.

Brad Maclean, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Regulation Asia said: “Financial institutions have to be on high alert with regard to anti-money laundering and sanctions risks. The combination of Compliance Catalyst and Orbis provide for an extremely powerful tool to identify high risk individuals and protect financial institutions from potential regulatory breaches and fines.”

In the 2018 Regulation Asia Awards, Moody’s Analytics won the Risk Data Management award for its RiskFoundation solution, and was highly commended in the Regulatory Reporting category.

About the Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence 2019

Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence recognises technology companies, legal and consulting firms, and exchanges that have shaped the regulatory landscape in Asia Pacific, as well as outstanding technology projects both in mature and emerging markets by large tech firms and innovative startups that help meet the requirements of a specific regulatory change infrastructure.

For a full list of award winners, visit

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For more information, please contact:

Charmaine Athaide
Director, Programme Coordinator
Regulation Asia
+65 9023 4274
[email protected]

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