Politically Exposed Persons

Raise awareness on the risks associated with Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs).

Key Learning Points:

  • Definition of a Politically Exposed Person (PEP)
  • Which positions qualify a person as a PEP
  • Why PEPs are at an increased risk of bribery and corruption practices
  • Risks associated with taking on Politically Exposed Persons as clients
  • Which industries are at the biggest risk
  • Consequences of failing to pursue necessary due diligence and reg flags to watch for
Politically Exposed Persons
Politically Exposed Persons
Politically Exposed Persons
Politically Exposed Persons
Politically Exposed Persons
Politically Exposed Persons
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Course Overview

A lively course with elements of gamification, DeltaNet International's Politically Exposed Persons online training course is designed to raise awareness levels and mitigate risk for your organisation. Throughout the course, learners are invited to take on the challenge of protecting their organisation from harm by listening to, participating in, and answering questions about various scenarios which feature people in positions of power. Learners will have to decide which ones could be politically exposed and take the right precautionary methods in order to maintain a healthy score.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 10 minutes
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  • Engaging microlearning format
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Course Contents

This course is set in an engaging microlearning format in a single module and explores the following themes:

Definition of PEP
Definition of PEP
To begin with, the course explores the definition of a politically exposed person and which roles are considered as PEPs. It is important to understand why PEPs are considered high risk and how their proximity to governmental or organisation funds comes under scrutiny.
Key Considerations
Key Considerations
The module looks at the key steps to take when working with politically exposed persons, such as getting approval from senior managers when taking on a PEP as a client, keeping track of the source of the PEP client’s wealth, and the importance of Know Your Customer by regularly checking clients for suspicious activity.
Red Flags
Red Flags
The module enables learners to go through a number of real-life scenarios to help them identify the red flags to look for during initial checks on PEP clients and understand the importance of carrying out the necessary due diligence throughout the client relationship.

The Assessment

Throughout the module, learners are challenged to a series of questions based on real-life scenarios with the goal to avoid increasing the risks to their organisation when dealing with PEPs. The challenge is to keep the risk-o-meter within the lowest level of risk.

To successfully complete the course, learners must answer 80% of the questions correctly. Learners can also take the assessment again to improve their score.

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What is a PEP?

Politically exposed persons (PEPs) are at an increased risk of bribery and corruption offences due to their authority and proximity to governmental and organisational funds. While most PEPs do not abuse their position of power, organisations within high-risk industries must be aware of the things to consider while working with a PEP as a client and ensure compliance with anti-bribery regulation.

A Politically Exposed Person (PEP) is someone who holds or has held in the last 12 months a high-up, public office position. This includes those working within non-governmental and inter-governmental bodies such as NATO and the United Nations, as well as those in more obvious government positions such as Members of Parliament. A PEP can pose a higher risk for potential involvement with bribery and corruption practices because of their position of power, authority, and influence.

Failure to perform due diligence and checks could result in prosecution, facilitation of other crimes such as money laundering and terrorist financing, and a poor reputation for organisations.

What is a PEP?


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Who is classed as a Politically Exposed Person(PEP)?
A Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs), is someone who holds, or has held, a high public office position within the last 12 months. Some roles which are considered at a risk include heads of state/national/regional government such as Members of Parliament, senior members of the armed forces, political pressure group officials, and senior members of the police services.
Why are PEPs high risk?
Politically exposed persons (PEPs) are considered high risk clients for a number of reasons. Their authority and proximity to governmental and/or organisational funds puts them at the risk of stealing money and trying to launder it. Their positions of authority make them more susceptible to bribery and corruption. Businesses must have anti-bribery and corruption policies in place to mitigate the risks.
Which industries are at a risk?
Industries that have a higher likelihood of doing business with a politically exposed person are at a risk. These include businesses within the arms trade and defence industry, banking and finance, health services, public services, those selling to government or state agencies, construction industry, amongst some others.

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