2014

Information Builders and IPSA International Partner to Develop Trade Finance Software Business Intelligence Leader and IPSA Showcase Template at FIBA Conference

NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IPSA International, Inc. (IPSA), an international investigative and risk advisory firm, and Information Builders, a leading software development company, have partnered to develop a powerful trade finance, anti-money laundering solution. The software application, OmniTrade, is being developed to facilitate improved adherence to the anti-money laundering (AML) and counterterrorist financing (CTF) guidelines as set forth by the U.S. Treasury Department through the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and/or the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC).

The OmniTrade Anti-Money Laundering Solution helps financial institutions apply a risk-based approach that seamlessly connects Letter of Credit and Bills of Collections systems with traditional financial networks. As a result, banks can ensure regulatory compliance through monitoring transactions, flagging suspicious activity and alerting stakeholders when problems arise.

Recently, Information Builders and IPSA exhibited a template at the recent FIBA Anti-Money Laundering Conference in Miami, Florida where the software was extremely well received by the conference attendees.

Dan Wachtler, President and CEO of IPSA, states, "Combining our expertise in AML/CTF from an investigative, consulting and policy perspective with a partner such as Information Builders, with their strong capabilities and proven track record for deep analytics and robust integration, creates a powerful team to finally address trade finance issues in a meaningful way. Our Project Lead, Ehsan Valipay, and the entire IPSA team are thrilled to announce this partnership."

"The intent of our OmniTrade application is to automate the consolidation and validation of key trade finance information to develop a 360 degree view of the trade and its participants. We use that view to monitor a range of Anti-Money Laundering and OFAC sanction scenarios to enable banks to ensure that they are implementing a best practice based auditable process to identify and flag suspicious transactions for further investigation," said Dennis McLaughlin, Vice President of Global iWay Operations.

To learn more about the OmniTrade Software, please contact Information Builders or IPSA.

About Information Builders
Information Builders helps organizations transform data into business value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and drive growth. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched in the industry. That's why tens of thousands of leading organizations rely on Information Builders to be their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices around the world, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at informationbuilders.com, or in the U.S. and Canada, call (800) 969-4636.

About IPSA International, Inc.
IPSA International, Inc. has a 20 year history of successfully completing complex multi-jurisdictional engagements in the areas of anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, investigative due diligence, and litigation support. Assignments include large-scale internal investigations, regulatory driven remediation and compliance reviews for Fortune 100 corporations, banking and financial institutions, and law firms. Our senior investigators and advisors deliver timely, accurate and defensible intelligence that supports our clients in making better informed decisions, improving compliance and mitigating risk. IPSA International has offices in the U.S., U.K., Canada and U.A.E., resources in over 100 countries and research capabilities in 20 languages. Please visit us at www.ipsaintl.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Julie A. Malone
IPSA International, Inc.
(602) 889-1137
jmalone@ipsaintl.com

Kathleen Moran
Information Builders
(917) 339-6313
kathleen_moran@ibi.com

Kate Finigan
LEWIS PR
(617) 226-8840
informationbuilders@lewispr.com

SOURCE IPSA International, Inc.



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