One of the most essential elements of protecting your organization’s reputation is avoiding the inadvertent funding of terrorists. Nobody wants to be part of the "Golden Chain": a list that allegedly includes al Qaeda sponsors. It was seized in a March 2002 raid by police in Bosnia, and lists at least 20 top Saudi and Gulf State financial sponsors; among them are bankers, businessmen, and former ministers. Both the FBI and al Qaeda defector Jamal al-Fadl believe the document is authentic
According to Richard Clarke, a United States counter-terrorism adviser, the Golden Chain document dates back to 1989. Due to globalization and the increased use of international contractors, a similar list today may have even more names on it. This would allow the financial sponsors to further bankroll such terrorist activity.
Global Adverse Media List
The Global Adverse Media List is an extensive proprietary database of individuals and companies that have been linked to illicit activities by news sources. Listings are comprised of money launderers, fraudsters, arms dealers, narcotics traffickers, and other criminals. WorldCompliance monitors in excess of 20,000 newspapers and magazines in more than 15 languages for risk relevant information, providing complete protection from risk entities profiled in the public domain.