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Know Your Client

A form containing detailed information on the risk tolerance and investment goals of the client of a brokerage. The KYC form helps ensure that an investment adviser or broker does not make decisions that do not conform to the client's intentions. Filling out a KYC form does not mean that the investment adviser always makes correct decisions; it merely requires him/her to make decisions that will be generally accepted as sound for someone who seeks to do what is in the client's best interests. See also: Prudent-Person rule.
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Under KYC process, one has to submit separate proofs for address and identity.
Utilities like SWIFT's KYC Registry will be utilized to quickly and efficiently obtain information that previously clients may have been asked to provide, and standardized onboarding information will be made readily, reliably and securely available across multiple lines of business.
While no respondent firms are entirely strategic in their KYC approach, the majority of financial institutions have at least partially centralized their KYC function, which reflects the increased prioritization of the function overall and a design to be more joined up at an enterprise level.
Such insistence on opening of fresh account or making the customer undergo full KYC process again causes inconvenience to them, resulting in poor customer service.
New Solution Brings Together Wealth Intelligence And KYC To Enable Businesses To Meet Compliance Needs And Mitigate Risk
While KYC Governor was launched just a few months ago, G2 Web Services has seen keen interest and broad uptake from U.
Luc Meurant has been appointed to lead this new unit and is building a team of sanctions, KYC and anti-money-laundering (AML) industry experts to build solutions serving the needs of financial institutions worldwide.
Comprehensive KYC Offering Helps Banks Comply with Regulations and Minimize Risk of Financial Crime
We re pleased that CallValidate will enable the Bank to meet their KYC obligations as well as assisting in meeting its responsibilities for AML regulations and ensuring the prevention of fraud within the business, said Peter Mansfield, Managing Director, Callcredit Ltd.
If the government or Sebi cannot track down the ultimate beneficiary of the PNotes, the whole purpose of KYC is defeated," a senior official added.
NEW YORK, January 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Streamlining KYC for Global Financial Institutions is possible with some structured thinking and utilizing a holistic approach, says a new white paper published by eClerx, a premier Financial Services Outsourcing and Consulting firm based in India with offices in Europe and the USA.
NEW YORK -- WestLB AG, one of Germany's leading financial services providers today announced that they have selected GoldTier, a provider of proven 'Know Your Customer' (KYC) Compliance Solutions, to provide their strategic KYC client onboarding system.