Watchlist and sanction screening team

Watchlist and Sanctions Screening

Real-time or on-demand screening

Complying with sanctions screening requirements is complex. Not only should your organization be using updated lists, but you should also have procedures in place to screen clients regularly (including PEPs), investigate and remediate any potential suspicious relationships, and finally automate the reporting of suspicious activities.


Moreover, penalties for breaching sanctions can be severe. Recent cases and settlements brought forth by regulators highlight the need for your organization to have a robust sanctions screening program in place. You need a powerful screening solution that will help you avoid risky relationships.

Key Features

Access to Verified and Relevant Lists

The combined power of Alessa and Refinitiv World-Check Risk Intelligence or Dow Jones Risk & Compliance facilitates real-time due diligence screening to help you comply with regulatory mandates and better manage risks. With Alessa you’ll have access to the following lists:


  • Global Sanctions
  • Sanctions Control and Ownership
  • Politically Exposed Persons
  • Adverse Media (For individuals)

Real-Time, Periodic, or Event-Based Screening

Alessa lets you identify high-risk persons and businesses, helping you to better manage risky relationships and ensure compliance. Entities can be screened in three ways:


  • On-demand screening allows users to evaluate the risk of an entity by entering their information
  • Scheduled periodic assessments promptly identify changes in risk profiles for the entire customer base
  • Real-time screening allows onboarding and transaction screening systems to assess the risk of an entity, including third parties, in real-time

Monitor for Crypto Exposure

Quickly determine your crypto exposure. Powered by CipherTrace & Chainalysis, Alessa allows you to risk rate your customers’ wallets and risk score virtual asset service providers against a comprehensive list of over 600 crypto exchanges.

Machine Learning and Rules-Based Analytics

Alessa uses machine learning and rules-based advanced analytics to help you detect suspicious transactions that are out of character or exceed the risk tolerance of your organization.

Workflows and Case Management for Flagged Transactions

With a highly configurable workflow module, Alessa facilitates collaborative case management and investigation. Plus, Alessa allows your investigators to search the repository of alerts, cases, comments, etc., for related information to include in the current investigation.

Dashboard and Audit Trails

Alessa tracks all actions taken regarding an alert. With this capability, Alessa can provide extensive reports that enable the effectiveness of the screening process and accompanying investigations to be assessed.

Insightful Watchlist and Sanctions Screening Software

Alessa uses current sanction lists, OFAC, law enforcement, PEPs adverse media, crypto, and your own internal high-risk lists to provide expansive insights into the risks associated with any customer or entity.

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Watchlist and sanction screening is one solution in Alessa’s integrated AML platform. It is powerful on its own, but when used in collaboration with our KYC, transaction monitoring, case management, risk scoring and regulatory reporting solutions, you’ll benefit from:

Daily Updates on Client Risk

Alessa provides you with a comprehensive and daily update on client risk, highlighting clients whose risk scores have surpassed your organization’s risk threshold in the last 24-hours.

A 360° View of Each Client

Alessa 360° provides a complete view of client information and activities, making suspicious activity easier to investigate and resolve.

Expedited Processes and Results

We've streamlined and automated many of the time-consuming AML tasks so you can focus on investigation and the next steps to help keep your establishment compliant.

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