LONDON, March 11 /PRNewswire/ --

Fin-Scan, a leading provider of Sanctions list and PEP compliance screening solutions for the financial services industry, today announced that Marex Financial has selected the Fin-Scan Hosted compliance solution to aid in the company's goals to reduce risk and meet the heightened screening requirements of recent Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Anti-Terrorist Financing (ATF) regulations. The Fin-Scan solution comprises a Hosted Screening service together with a subscription to the Fin-Scan List Management service. The screening service will be used to check new and existing clients against Fin-Scan's Sanctions List data as well as World-Check's Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) due diligence data, both part of the List Management service.

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During the evaluation process, Marex Financial outlined their key compliance solution requirements. First and foremost, they required a solution that would provide full integration with World-Check PEP data. As important, to ensure that the time-consuming process of reviewing sanctions and PEP screening results would be managed efficiently, Marex wanted precision matching software that would minimize the number of false positives. Additional requirements included "intelligent" Safe List processing to avoid rechecking previously cleared individuals and entities; a hosted case management tool that would significantly reduce administrative effort; and an automated, comprehensive audit trail to simplify required record keeping. And because Marex wanted to have a solution up and running as soon as possible, rapid, cost-effective implementation was imperative.

"We are looking forward to working closely with Marex Financial," said John Haley, Fin-Scan sales and marketing manager. "In addition to implementing the Fin-Scan Hosted screening solution and case management tool, Marex Financial is subscribing to our List Management service. This will reduce the administrative overhead of monitoring and managing the various sanctions and PEP databases, and will also minimise the risk of screening against old versions of lists, which would significantly reduce accuracy."

Used in thousands of projects worldwide, Fin-Scan's robust matching engine facilitates the efficient and accurate screening of large volumes of records with very precise, user-configurable rules for flagging suspicious records. This process greatly reduces the risk associated with missing real matches (false negatives), and minimises the time and cost associated with researching false matches (false positives).


MAREX Group Ltd was formed in December 2005 by an affiliate of Marathon Asset Management LLC ("Marathon"). Marathon, headquartered in New York, is a global alternative investment asset management company with over US$10 Billion in capital under management. MAREX Group provides Brokerage, Trading and Technology services through a number of brands:

MAREX Financial Limited is a leading independent Broker specialising in Commodities, Financial Futures and Foreign Exchange. MFL provides Broking services and E-Trading platforms, from London and Geneva. MFL Clients include Banks, Corporate CTA's, Hedge Funds, Introducing Brokers and professional individuals.

MAREX Trading was first established in 1998 and is one of Europe's premier Electronic Trading businesses. MT has 150 trading personnel operating from offices in London and Gibraltar. MAREX Trading is a division of MFL.

Easyscreen has been developing trading technology for the Futures Markets since it was established in 1998. Easyscreen now has over 400 active platform users. Easyscreen is a division of the MAREX Group.

About Fin-Scan

Fin-Scan protects organisations against non-compliance with the world-class data quality and data matching capabilities that are the cornerstone of all Innovative Systems, Inc. products and services.

Fin-Scan helps financial services organisations worldwide meet the requirements of international government regulatory agencies by providing the most advanced sanctions list and PEP compliance solutions available. Fin-Scan offers 24/7/365 list management; licensed, hosted, or transactional screening options; and automated due diligence reports to help ensure the most effective and accurate compliance for our clients. The Fin-Scan Web site is located at

About Innovative Systems, Inc. (ISI)

Innovative Systems is a world leader in delivering enterprise customer information solutions to organisations whose success depends on a complete and accurate understanding of their customers. ISI's data quality and data management solutions include the i/Lytics(R) Enterprise Data Quality Suite; i/Lytics GLOBAL(TM) a CASS-certified address verification solution; and Synchronos(TM), a master data management solution for enterprise customer data.

Since 1968, companies worldwide have relied on ISI's data quality software, systems integration, database solutions and customer data quality audits. The company has set the standard for data quality management in thousands of applications in more than 30 countries. ISI maintains headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with European operations based in London. The Innovative Web site is located at

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Fin-Scan Contact: John Haley Sales & Marketing Manager (EMEA) +44-0-1483-730446 Web site:

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