INVESTIGATOR is a real-time investigative platform to identify and trace companies at high risk of being involved in money laundering, corruption, tax evasion, fraud and other financial crimes. INVESTIGATOR is the first investigative tool specifically designed for law enforcement agencies and other public authorities involved in financial crime investigations.
This tool complements traditional approaches (e.g. check of compliance lists) with innovative predictive functionalities and machine learning algorithms to identify hidden patterns in legitimate companies’ characteristics.
In particular INVESTIGATOR:
Identifies firm anomalies and red-flags attributing risk scores;
Identifies links with previous sanctions, enforcement measures, adverse media news;
Detects cartels and clusters of firms which may signal collusive behaviour;
Traces and reconstructs cross-border ownership links among firms, individuals, owners;
Enriches and complements law enforcement proprietary data (e.g. internal watchlists) with third-party sources and scores.
INVESTIGATOR builds on five pillars which will make it a must have for public authorities and investigative agencies:
Cross-border coverage: INVESTIGATOR allows tracing firms at a global level (220+ countries, 380M firms), allowing to tackle the transnational nature of organised and financial crimes;
Know-how of criminal schemes: INVESTIGATOR exploits the unique knowledge of criminal and fraud schemes and anomalous behaviours developed by Transcrime in more than 25 years of frontier scientific research;
Frontier predictive approach: INVESTIGATOR builds on Crim&tech AI capabilities, and on machine learning models with proven and strong predictive power;
Compliance with rules: INVESTIGATOR follows a privacy-by-design concept and is compliant with key issues in the investigative domain: Personal data protection; LEA procedures; IT security; Data provenance models;
Cost-efficiency: INVESTIGATOR has a very competitive pricing with respect to other software in this field. This addresses budget constraints of public authorities.
INVESTIGATOR can be used by a wide number of end-users in a variety of domains:
Investigations by law enforcement (LEAs) and Asset recovery offices (AROs);
Intelligence and investigations by financial intelligence units (FIUs);
Monitoring of vessels’ shipowner companies by maritime authorities and coastal guards;
Intelligence activity by custom agencies;
Investigations by tax authorities and anti-fraud agencies;
Policy planning and resource allocation by public and supervisory authorities;
Risk assessment of vendors and public procurement by anti-corruption authorities.
Crime&tech develops indicators that provide a synthetic measurement of various risk types both at geographic and business sector level (e.g. thefts and robberies, violence against people, money laundering, infiltration of organized crime groups in legitimate businesses).
If you want to know more about our offer of indicators, please download the leaflet.
The risk indicators cover one or more countries at different disaggregation levels: national, regional, provincial. They combine information gathered from different data sources (e.g. administrative statistics, judicial files, official reports, open sources) using the methods developed and consolidated by Transcrime, the Research Centre on Transnational Crime of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (www.transcrime.it), in previous national and international research projects.
In order to respond to the clients’ specific needs, Crime&tech develops customised indicators and maps combining information from external sources or proprietary data.
For more information about our offer of risk indicators please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a look the video about OCI-T, OCI-S and IPM: indicators which measure organised crime infiltration in the Italian economy across territories (municipalities, provinces, regions) and business sectors.
The second video shows how indicators work and who could be interested in using them. The indicators allow to identify those suppliers and customers at higher risk and on which enhanced due diligence is necessary.
Private companies wishing to map the risks of the areas where to establish new plants, premises or stores.
Insurance companies wishing to improve the calculation of insurance policies and premiums.
Private businesses wishing to assess the security level of the territories where their goods, employees and managers move or operate.
Public institutions (e.g. government offices, local administrations) interested in mapping the risks in their territories.
Information providers wishing to enrich their data-portfolio with information and indicators about security and crime.
RISK ASSESSMENT MODELS
Crime&tech develops and offers risk assessment models in a range of fields (e.g. anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, anti-fraud).
The models, which could be incorporated into the clients’ IT systems, condense quantitative data and qualitative information to provide a full and customised assessment of the risks related to specific scenarios, actors, areas or business sectors.
Banks and professionals involved in AML customer due diligence activities
Local governments interested in evaluating the risk of corruption in their areas of activities
Private companies and public bodies interested in the risk profiling of their clients and suppliers
Public institutions wishing to evaluat the risk of criminal infiltration in companies applying for public tenders and procurements.
Crime&tech provides customised reports and consultancy services to help clients to:
Manage and understand the information regarding their security
Identify risk scenarios for their activities
Develop organisational and technological solutions to prevent these risks
Assess the effectiveness of the countermeasures and interventions adopted
Crime&tech analysis combines proprietary data provided by the client (e.g. on customers, assets, premises or investments) and information gathered from external sources, such as official statistics, institutional reports or open sources. Crime&tech analysis allows to identify precisely the risks of the client and of its environment.
The academic expertise of Crime&tech can help customers to manage and analyse proprietary data evenbeyond the security field.
Project MONITOR is a monitoring of risk factors criminal infiltration in legal busineses realized by Crime&Tech for the Chamber of Commerce of Crotone and for the Chamber of Commerce of Vibo Valentia. The analysis combines cameral data, judicial statistics, socio-economics data and other risk indicators. Download the full report (Crotone) and the methodological annex (Crotone); full report (Vibo Valentia), methodological annex (Vibo Valentia). [All these documents are in Italian]
The key objective of this study is the estimation of illicit cut tobacco consumption, with a specific topic on Bulk tobacco, in 15 countries in Europe. The report depicts a comprehensive picture of this issue and highlights the similarities and the connections among the countries analysed.
The countries covered by this study are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Crime&tech supports the client in the design of customised solutions for regulatory compliance and KYC - Know Your Customer in the field of corporate criminal liability (e.g. Italian D.lgs 231/2001), anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, anti-fraud oriented to the compliance with existing obligations.