Know Your Customer Search

Minimize your risk of getting caught up in a money laundering scheme.

With the ASV Know-Your-Customer (KYC) Search you will have a better chance of distinguishing a legal transaction from a fraudulent one. Understand the risk associated any transaction. With just a government-issued photo ID from the prospective purchaser, ASV can tell you whether the buyer is identified, or associated with a person who is identified, on an OFAC, US Treasury, FBI Watchlist or other international sanctions list or is a Politically Exposed Person (PEP). To the extent available, ASV will also uncover other areas of concern, through relevant press and beneficial ownership information. Armed with this information you are better able to weigh the risks of the transaction in advance.

Art Sales Vault screenings include a comprehensive search of databases that monitor:

  • Global watch lists of wanted criminals or suspects, people disqualified from holding public office or directorships and other watch lists that are maintained by Interpol, the FBI and other governments and non-governmental agencies throughout the world.
  • All major global lists of sanctioned countries, individuals, industries and transactions, including fast-changing OFAC, US, EU and other regional and global government sanction lists.
  • Politically exposed persons (PEPs) and their associates based on Financial Action Task Force (FATF) classifications and other sources.