Country Risk Assessment Tool - 1st September 2013

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What is the country risk assessment? The Country Risk Assessment Tool is a methodology that assesses the country risk of 260 countries based on over 25 credible third-party data sources and provides a professional judgement based on these inputs to provide an overall risk score for each country. Target audience The Country Risk Assessment Tool is targeted at any audience that is interested in country risks and includes (but is not limited to): Financial and non-financial businesses offering ‘designated services’ under AML legislation AML/CTF Regulators and Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) Financial crime prevention/compliance experts – AML, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Fraud, Sanctions and Tax Evasion (FATCA) Business Development Managers looking to expand into overseas markets Mergers and Acquisitions staff looking to acquire business targets or form joint venture relationships into overseas markets Governments and policy makers Non-Government Organisations

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  • Country-RA-User-Guide-010913.doc www.countryriskassessment.com

    Country Risk Assessment Tool

    User Guide

    v1.0 September 2013 Release

  • Country-RA-User-Guide-010913.doc www.countryriskassessment.com

    Version History

    Date Version Summary of Changes Author

    1 Sept 2013 1.0 Release 1.0 CRAT User Guide Anthony Quinn

  • Country-RA-User-Guide-010913.doc www.countryriskassessment.com

    Table of Contents 1. Disclaimer ............................................................................................................. 5 2. Glossary ................................................................................................................. 6

    2.1. Key Terms..................................................................................................................................6 3. Purpose of this document................................................................................ 6 4. Target audience................................................................................................. 7

    4.1. Assumed knowledge ............................................................................................................7 5. Legal matters....................................................................................................... 8 6. System Requirements ........................................................................................ 9

    6.1. Technical requirements .......................................................................................................9 6.1.1. Connectivity ....................................................................................................................9 6.1.2. Browser types ..................................................................................................................9 6.1.3. Hosting provider .............................................................................................................9 6.1.4. Data centre.....................................................................................................................9 6.1.5. Data storage...................................................................................................................9 6.1.6. Local storage ..................................................................................................................9 6.1.7. Backup and archive ...................................................................................................10 6.1.8. Disaster recovery .........................................................................................................10 6.1.9. Help and support .........................................................................................................10 6.1.10. Fair use / data storage / restoration ....................................................................10 6.1.11. System Timeout ..........................................................................................................10

    7. Overview and conceptual framework...................................................... 11 7.1. Overview of the risk-based approach ..........................................................................11 7.2. Methodology ........................................................................................................................11 7.3. Data Sources.........................................................................................................................12 7.4. Purpose of the Country Risk Assessment Tool ..............................................................13 7.5. What does the Country Risk Assessment Tool measure? .........................................13 7.6. Limitations ..............................................................................................................................13 7.7. User Types and Roles...........................................................................................................14

    8. Getting started.................................................................................................. 15 8.1. Home Page ...........................................................................................................................15 8.2. Register ...................................................................................................................................15

    8.2.1. Online payments .........................................................................................................16 8.2.2. Online payments .........................................................................................................21 8.2.3. Pricing Structure ...........................................................................................................22 8.2.1. Discount Codes............................................................................................................23

    8.3. Sign In ......................................................................................................................................23

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    9. Configuring and calibrating the Country Risk Assessment .................. 25 9.1. Overview ................................................................................................................................25 9.2. Using the Country Risk Assessment .................................................................................25

    9.2.1. Custom Jurisdiction Ratings ......................................................................................25 9.2.2. Creating customised snapshots ..............................................................................26

    9.3. Viewing snapshots ...............................................................................................................28 9.4. Account Management .....................................................................................................29

    9.4.1. Users .................................................................................................................................29 9.4.2. Payments .......................................................................................................................30 9.4.3. Assigning Users ..............................................................................................................31

    9.5. Password Management ....................................................................................................32 10. Support ............................................................................................................... 33

    10.1. Technical Support ..............................................................................................................33 11. Feedback and suggestions .......................................................................... 34 12. Partnership and/or Investment Opportunities......................................... 35

  • Country-RA-User-Guide-010913.doc www.countryriskassessment.com

    1. Disclaimer

    The contents contained within the Country Risk Assessment Tool (CRAT) and this User Guide are provided for general information only and do not constitute the provision of professional advice. The content of the CRAT contains information that will assist organizations to assess country risks as part of a broader risk management framework. Before any action or decision is taken on the basis of any materials the user should obtain appropriate independent professional advice. Any conclusions drawn are based on inputs and configurations made by the Company Admin user. Financial Crimes Consulting Pty Ltd does not warrant that the CRAT contains all considerations necessary to consider risk for your purposes and accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss suffered as a result of reliance on the materials contained within this product. The purchaser of the CRAT indemnifies Financial Crimes Consulting Pty Ltd and all associated business partners or companies against all loss, damages, claims, liability, expenses, payments or outgoings incurred by or awarded against the end-user arising directly or indirectly from any third party, including but not limited to:

    (i) The end users use of the CRAT. For the avoidance of doubt, this means that if the end-user is ever sued or the subject of criminal or civil penalties from other third parties and/or regulatory bodies, including but not limited to fines or compensation that Financial Crimes Consulting Pty Ltd will be fully indemnified.

    (ii) Any act or omission of Financial Crimes Consulting Pty Ltd including any negligence, unlawful conduct or wilful conduct by Financial Crimes Consulting Pty Ltd relating to this agreement or arising as a consequence of the performance or non-performance of the products or services, intellectual property infringement, breach of confidentiality, misleading and deceptive conduct or other legal liability

    (iii) Any action taken by international regulators or third parties against the end users of the CRAT, the end user indemnifies Financial Crimes Consulting Pty Ltd against any liability and indemnifies and protects Financial Crimes Consulting Pty Ltd against any liability.

    End users that use the CRAT are taken to have agreed to the above terms and cond