Risk & Compliance
We interrogate social media, the deep and dark web, to pinpoint people risk.

What we offer…

Enhanced Due Diligence


Investments and M&A

Management Due Diligence

Conduct Risk & Surveillance

SMCR, Fraud & Reputation Management

Supply Chain

3rd Party Risk Management | CSR | ESG

The Neotas Way

Search engines only cover 4-6% of all data on the Internet

We interrogate social media, the deep and the dark web to pinpoint people risk

Our Intelligence Cycle

Core Benefits

  • Cost savings vs. traditional risk consultancies
  • Clear audit trails for regulatory compliance
  • Better decision-making = competitive edge
  • Improved risk management
  • Global & multi-lingual capabilities

What are the regulators saying?

“…carrying out open source or adverse media searches or commissioning a third party intelligence report.
Prevention of money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism, March 2018

Good Practice: “Using, where available, local knowledge and open source Internet checks to supplement commercially available databases when researching potential high risk customers including PEPs.
Financial Crime Guide, Section 12.3.4, FG 18/5

Monitoring traders, registered representatives, employees…structured data and unstructured data ... social media profiles and other communications.”
Surveillance and Monitoring, FINRA Regtech Report 2018

Case Studies

A shipping company tied to modern slavery & drug running

We were asked to look at an individual who defaulted on a loan.

We discovered the Turkish citizen was wanted in Russia for modern slavery concerns on naval vessels. The individual had seven different name variations, was featured in Panama Papers, and had ties to a network of drug and arms smuggling.

Malpractice hidden from investors

We uncovered deleted company reviews under a coffee company’s old trading name. The reviews were deeply negative and pertained to the company’s culture of “coffee and cocaine”.

Our findings led to the immediate termination of the investment deal.

Measure and Mitigate Risks

Contact us


+44 (0) 208 090 2622

Neotas, 23 Austin Friars, London, EC2N 2QP