Thomson Reuters Enhanced Due Diligence Reports provide a detailed background check on any entity or individual, no matter where they are located in the world. Used by organizations globally to enhance and simplify the due diligence process and protect against reputation damage, Thomson Reuters Enhanced Due Diligence Reports form part of a best practice, risk-based approach to due diligence. Their rapid turnaround and low cost contribute to a considerable saving in both time and money.
  • Detailed intelligence
  • Strength in emerging markets
  • Discreet and ethical
  • Fast turnaround
  • Powered by World-Check Risk Intelligence

Background and integrity checks are a crucial feature of today’s fast paced, globalized business environment. In many cases, thorough and sophisticated due diligence checks have protected an organization from reputational and financial ruin.

Thomson Reuters Enhanced Due Diligence analysts are trained in proven due diligence techniques of gathering the right intelligent information from open sources, subscription-based services and public records and documents. We adhere to strict research guidelines and, as a New York listed company, our procedures are subject to legislation such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA).

We have teams based in research centers across the globe and employ native speakers of all key languages.

Known for the quality of our intelligence, our reports help people understand who they are really doing business with.

Our reports are often used:

  • For supply chain screening
  • Before a merger, acquisition or joint venture
  • When on-boarding high net worth or high profile clients
  • For Immigrant Investor or Economic Residency programs
  • When automated risk screening reveals risk
  • Where geopolitical risk analysis flags a transaction or individual as linked to a high risk country
  • As a key component of a comprehensive compliance program
  • To enhance an existing compliance process, where resources are stretched

Why use Thomson Reuters Enhanced Due Diligence Reports?

We are experts at compiling detailed background checks and we know where to look for information that may be hard to find. Our research is subject to strict service levels and stringent quality control.

Key public domain information

Our reports are compiled from numerous public sources:

  • Local and international government records
  • In-country sources
  • International derogatory electronic and physical media searches
  • English and foreign-language repositories
  • Sector specific sources
  • Difficult to-access public domain information in emerging markets
  • Global compliance databases
  • Information from our extensive World-Check database

Research analysts are tasked with ensuring that the intelligence held on an individual or entity is accurate, up to date and not kept for longer than necessary.

Cost effective due diligence

Despite the depth of investigation and comprehensive nature of Thomson Reuters Enhanced Due Diligence Reports, our approach is cost effective and transparent. We do not outsource preparation of our reports to subcontractors so there are no related expenses to inflate the price.

Clearly structured report style

Our reports are tabular in layout and begin with a risk table which summarizes important information for quick comprehension. Intelligence is presented in a structured and logical format so that it is easy to navigate and digest. We clearly identify - and provide links for- our information sources, to enable the reader to follow the chain of information if they so wish. Some reports also include an executive summary and a business intelligence section.

Rapid turnaround times

Our sophisticated workflow and global infrastructure ensure that Thomson Reuters Enhanced Due Diligence Reports are generated in the shortest possible time without sacrificing quality. Turnaround times are clear, predictable, consistent and fast: available within 10 working days and in some cases in as little as 24 hours.

Global coverage, local knowledge

Our research analysts are strategically located around the world and speak over 60 local languages. Most information contained in our reports is sourced from primary data sources in the relevant country and in the prevailing local language. Native speaking analysts pick up on the subtleties in the text in a way that multilingual speakers do not.

In-house skills only

Due diligence reporting and risk intelligence gathering is all prepared in-house, using our own research analysts. This ensures that we can produce consistent, high-quality output quickly, whilst controlling costs and without the risk of leaking proprietary information.

Discreet and ethical

We use only ethical and non-intrusive research methods and are committed to the principles of integrity and accountability. Subjects are not made aware of a due diligence reporting investigation and we do not misrepresent our activities when undertaking research assignments.

Strength in emerging markets

We were among the first to offer due diligence reports in emerging and frontier markets and over the years we have built expertise in this area.

Specialist reporting

We offer a number of specialized reports to suit client needs:

  • Director’s Declaration Verification Report
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Report
  • UK Bribery Act Report
  • Economic Citizenship Report
  • Iran Economic Interest Report
  • Source of Wealth Report
  • Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Report
  • Alert Report
  • Risk Intelligence Report

Key Features

Key Benefits

Proof of due diligence and compliance

Thomson Reuters Enhanced Due Diligence Reports can be used for compliance with anticorruption legislation, such as:

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • UK Bribery Act (UKBA)
  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
  • Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT)
Structured, comprehensive background checks

Our reports provide a full risk picture, with research completed on an organization, its owners and its operating and litigation history, as well as key management, decision makers and beneficial owners, providing insight on their background, track records, competencies, potential conflicts of interest and political and criminal links. Business conduct and reputation history are analyzed and a thorough search is made for hidden risk.

Specialist Reporting

In addition to the comprehensive range of reports, we offer specialized Thomson Reuters Enhanced Due Diligence Reports that support specific compliance requirements including:

  • Director’s Declaration Verification Report
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Report
  • UK Bribery Act Report
  • Economic Citizenship Report
  • Iran Economic Interest Report
  • Source of Wealth Report
  • Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Report
Fast turnaround

Typically available within 10 working days and in some cases in as little as 24 hours, Enhanced Due Diligence Reports enhance and simplify the due diligence process, while keeping costs low.

Global coverage, local knowledge

We have a global research infrastructure with analysts working in over 60 languages. Reports consist of both online and on-the-ground research, with photographic documentation of on-site visits if required.

Legal and discreet

Our research methods are ethical and discreet. We only access information that is in the public domain, although it can often be hard to find, and research will often span multiple jurisdictions and languages. All sources are referenced in the report.

In-house skills

Research is conducted by trained and experienced in-house research analysts supported by sophisticated workflow automation and advanced research tools. This helps to maintain consistently high standards and removes the risk of information leakage.

Case Study

Telecoms organization adopts a risk-based approach using enhanced due diligence and political risk solutions

Thomson Reuters worked closely with the client to create a solution that saved them money, whilst protecting them from reputational risks across their vendor and customer databases.


Economic Citizenship: Country Competition for Citizenship

This whitepaper, examines the issues behind immigrant investor programs and discusses the benefits of using a risk-based approach to due diligence on prospective citizens through applying the principles used by banks in their Know Your Customer (KYC) programs.


Enhanced Due Diligence to Curb Insurance Fraud

Driven by tightened regulatory restriction in the financial sector and boosted by the recent recession, insurance fraud is increasing worldwide. While technology is effective in the battle against this type of fraud, it is likely that screening by itself will not offer adequate protection. This article discusses the reasons why organisations should create a comprehensive compliance response to tackle this issue, of which enhanced due diligence is a key component.

Expert Talk

Mitigating The Risks of Doing Business in Indonesia

Indonesia, like many other developing countries, is an attractive location for investments and business activities, but it also presents a myriad of potential risks to which investors may be exposed and are vulnerable. This article looks at the challenges which investors may be exposed to and what they need to do in order to mitigate the risks, and take advantage of the opportunities offered.

Expert Talk

Is Your Supply Chain As Safe As You Think It Is?

Supply chains increase exposure to risks such as corruption, theft and fraud, as well as reputational risks such as human rights abuse and environmental malpractice, risks that can severely impede or destroy an operation, including organisations with sophisticated and carefully maintained processes. Organisations are challenged, however, by the current dynamic legislative environment and the stepping up of enforcement action around the world. Anti-corruption compliance processes that were sufficient just a year ago no longer offer effective protection.