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Get the answers you need from the data you can't find: Datarama

thesiliconreview-raphael-bouzy-ceo-datarama-19The next generation business intelligence platform to understand risks and discover opportunities

Datarama is the one-stop source for hard-to-find information and risk analysis. The firm combines advanced technology with human analysis to provide a complete business intelligence solution, making due diligence and deal identification cheaper and faster.

Its advanced technology analyses large volumes of structured and unstructured data from multiple sources in multiple languages to answer the most complex questions. This information can be easily accessed via its user-friendly web platform or can be integrated into your system.

Datarama Platform

Datarama is the one-stop source for hard-to-find information and risk analysis on companies and business people. Its award-winning RegTech platform combines advanced technology with expert human analysis to streamline the traditional risk-consulting model, making compliance and due diligence cheaper, faster and more efficient. 

The company’s growing dataset currently includes over 6 million entities and relationships across 74 countries which are presented in its unique mapping tool. It mines thousands of sources to reveal ultimate beneficiary ownership, commercial links, significant relationships as well as business development opportunities with stunning interactive simplicity. 

Its clients use the platform to:

  • Assess counterparty risks 
  • Identify ultimate beneficiary owners 
  • Conduct in-depth due diligence
  • Identify investment opportunities

Risk Consulting

Datarama has become the trusted advisor for leading financial institutions including some of the world’s largest banks, private equity funds, asset managers and MNCs. 
Through itstried and trusted network of on-the-ground industry and expert sources, as well as sources close to government and law enforcement, its service complex and bespoke intelligence gathering assignments. 

It has a successful track record in Asia for supporting its Client’s plans with the following services:

  • Pre-investment due diligence 
  • Pre-market entry risk assessment
  • Pre IPO due diligence
  • Strategic or competitor intelligence
  • Stakeholder screening
  • Asset trace

Wealth Finder

Datarama helps private bankers and asset managers to identify high-net-worth individuals, research the source of their wealth and find ways to approach them

Its Wealth Finder is a unique business development tool for private bankers and wealth managers to identify, approach and onboard new potential clients. With the use of advanced technology, Datarama’s unique data protocol has identified over 50,000 wealthy individuals in APAC. This number does not include those named on the standard lists such as the Forbes list and Hurun rich list. 

Datarama’s Wealth Finder can be used to:

  • Identify over 50,000 wealthy individuals in APAC
  • Filter via wealth bracket and/or country
  • Find the path to introduction with its ConnectionFinder
  • Connect your CRM and discover opportunities via your existing relationships

KYC Solutions

Next generation software solutions to address large volume on-boarding and KYC regulatory requirements

Datarama’s unique collaborative platform is designed to organize and streamline the workflow of legal & compliance teams regardless of the size of your organization. It coordinates tasks between internal teams, data providers and external consultants and allows senior management to easily keep track of progress and costs associated with each account. 

What does it do?

  • Streamline tedious compliance process
  • Rationalize on-boarding process of new clients
  • Monitor risk exposure posed by counterparties
  • Reduce time and resources on compliance duties
  • Documents repository for complete audit trail
  • Maximum protection from regulator oversight
  • Cloud and on-premise integration of your data

CEO Corner

Raphael Bouzy, Co-founder and CEO: Raphael’s professional career is split between the four cornerstones of Datarama: Data, Rating, Mapping, and Consulting. He started his career in London with LSE-listed financial publication group Euromoney, where he was exposed to both the editorial and business development process of various products of the company. 

After moving to Hong Kong in 2006, Raphael was recruited by the Asian arm of a global advocacy group for the financial industry, the Securities Industry and Financial Market Association (ASIFMA). He contributed to the organization’s advocacy effort to develop the securitization market in Asia until the project was interrupted by the 2008 financial crisis. Following the collapse of the international capital market, Raphael’s position evolved into a crisis management role where ASIFMA acted as a buffer between international financial institutions and local Asian regulators. 

In 2010, Raphael moved away from the financial industry and joined international risk consulting firm Control Risks as a senior member of the business intelligence team in Singapore. In this role, he oversaw over 200 due diligence and business intelligence projects in a whole range of industries and jurisdictions. He established a strong network of contacts that allows him to obtain first-hand information on virtually any company in Asia. However, the limitations of the traditional risk consulting model soon became obvious in the face of new compliance requirements from MNCs and international financial institutions. Bespoke investigations are simply not a sustainable solution for organizations that need to monitor hundreds of stakeholders. 

Having identified a gap in the market, Raphael left Control Risks and started Datarama. As a co-founder and CEO, he leads a team that is developing a game-changing tool for due diligence, KYC, business development and relationships management in emerging markets. 

“Using our network of sources, we conduct discreet on-the-ground enquiries to answer clients’ most sensitive questions.”