System Configuration
List Names

Office of Foreign Assets Control (USA)


Office of Foreign Assets Control - Consolidated (USA)


Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation HM Treasury (UK)


Customized list of concerns


Algorithms

Exact Match must match all words and single letters if any. It makes no sense to present an exact match were some of the words or single letters do not match. For 1 or 2 words all of them must be included in the search result. For 3 words or more we allow one less to be included (4 words will allow 3 words to match).


Variation match is a "Start With" algorithm that is best suited to find substrings. It will also find names with single letters only (ex: B.O.T.H.). This is similar to exact match in the sense that we are matching all the words or single letters we have. For 1 or 2 words all of them must be included in the search result. For 3 words or more we allow one less to be included (4 words will allow 3 words to match).


Fuzzy match is where we try to find something based on what the words sound like in English. Single letters, if any, are used to filter the results. For 1 or 2 words all of them must be included in the search result. For 3 words or more we allow one less to be included (4 words will allow 3 words to match).


Does not include 'S' vs. 'Z', since americans will pronounce 'S' at the at the end of many words as 'Z', nor does it include "CH" vs. "SH". It does cause a distinction to be made between 'B' and 'P', 'D' and 'T', 'G' and 'K', and 'V' and 'F'.


If there are more than one vowel sound in a vowel sequence (i.e. vowel diphthong, etc.), only one 'A' will be encoded before the next consonant or the end of the word.


Distance match is where we try to find something based on how the words are spelled. For that reason, single letters and small words (≤ 3 characters) will be excluded. All words with more than 4 characters will be searched to find a match within a specific percentage of similarity. For 1 or 2 words all of them must be included in the search result. For 3 words or more we allow one less to be included (4 words will allow 3 words to match).


Excluded Words

Excluded words are removed from the name before scrubbing.

LTD, LTDA, LIMITED, THE, MR, MRS, MISS, AND, OF, &, INSURANCE, AIRLINES, TECHNOLOGY, TECHNOLOGIES, TECHNOLOGICAL, TECH, TRADING, CORPORATION, CORP, CO, COMPANY, INTERNATIONAL, GMBH, MANAGEMENT, B.V., B.V,S.A., S.A, INTL, MARSH, LLC, INC, ORS, ETC, OTHERS, PLC, LLP, OTHER, INS, HOLDINGS, GROUP, REINSURANCE, SERVICE, INDUSTRIES, BROKERS, HOLDING, BROKER, AIRPORT, AIRLINE, AVIATION, SERVICES, T/A, T/AS, CO., VARIOUS, AGENCY, JSC, OJSC, PARTNERS, BANK, FIRE, FIRE., EXPLOSION


Parameters

Define the maximum number of hits that can be returned for a name.


Define the minimum percentage of likeliness a hit must have to be included.


Single letters are removed from the name before scrubbing.


The name found must have the same number of words as the name sought to be a valid match.


Only aliases marked as "strong" by the sanction list provider will be included.


Stop searching using other algorithms once one of them returns results. Order of execution is: Exact, Variation, Fuzzy and Distance match.


Apply nicknames and colloquialism rules before searching. This option, if enabled, may produce additional workload.