Know Your Distributor (KYD)

Know Your Distributor (KYD)

Welcome to the Know Your Distributor (KYD) section of, where we provide expert due diligence solutions for businesses seeking to understand and assess their distribution channels. In today’s regulatory environment, performing thorough due diligence on distributors is critical for mitigating risks and ensuring compliance with Anti-Financial Crime regulations. Our KYD services incorporate industry-leading standards, including the Wolfsberg Group’s FCCQ and EFAMA’s DDDQ, to offer comprehensive and robust due diligence processes.

Understanding KYD:

  • KYD Explained: Know Your Distributor (KYD) is the practice of thoroughly vetting and understanding the distributors of your products or services, including their business practices, compliance standards, and potential risks they pose.
  • Essential for Risk Management: KYD is crucial for identifying and mitigating risks in your distribution network, such as exposure to financial crimes, corruption, or compliance breaches.

The Wolfsberg Group’s Financial Crime Compliance Questionnaire (FCCQ):

  • FCCQ Overview: The FCCQ by the Wolfsberg Group is a standardized tool designed to facilitate comprehensive due diligence in financial relationships, including those with distributors. It covers a range of compliance areas, focusing on anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing, and financial crime risks.
  • Enhancing Compliance and Transparency: Utilizing the FCCQ helps businesses adopt a thorough and consistent approach to assessing financial crime risks in their distributor relationships.

EFAMA’s Investment Funds Distributor Due Diligence Questionnaire (DDDQ):

  • DDDQ Explained: Developed by the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), the DDDQ is tailored specifically for due diligence in the distribution of investment funds. It provides a framework for assessing the practices, policies, and risks associated with fund distributors.
  • Targeted for Investment Funds: The DDDQ is an essential tool for asset management companies and investment funds to ensure their distributors adhere to the highest standards of compliance and ethical practices.

Our KYD Services:

  • In-Depth Distributor Assessment: Conducting comprehensive due diligence based on FCCQ and DDDQ frameworks to evaluate the integrity and compliance posture of distributors.
  • Risk Analysis and Management: Identifying potential risks in distribution channels and providing strategies for effective risk management.
  • Policy Development: Assisting in the creation of KYD policies and procedures that align with global compliance standards.
  • Continuous Monitoring and Advisory: Offering ongoing monitoring solutions and expert advice to ensure continuous adherence to KYD standards and best practices.

Why Choose for KYD? brings expertise in implementing effective KYD processes, ensuring that your distribution networks are compliant and aligned with global Anti-Financial Crime standards. Our approach, rooted in recognized due diligence frameworks, provides businesses with the assurance and confidence to manage their distribution channels responsibly.

Visit our KYD services page to learn more about our comprehensive distributor due diligence solutions and how we can support your business in maintaining robust compliance practices.