Quiz: Can you identify a Politically Exposed Person?

The PEP Quiz

Can you identify a politically exposed person?

With no official global definition of a Politically Exposed Person (PEP), making a risk based decision on an individual’s PEP status can be a difficult process.

This short, interactive PEP quiz features fictitious profiles to test your knowledge of what may or may not constitute a PEP or Foreign Public Official in accordance with FATF Guidance and financial crime compliance regulations such as the fourth EU AML Directive. Choose your level of difficulty below.

For further information on PEPs before you begin the quiz, view our PEP frequently asked questions.


Choose your level of difficulty

(All names and profiles are fictitious. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental)


Easy

1

Emma Serri

Emma is a British diplomat who is the current UK Ambassador to Italy, residing in Rome.

Is she a PEP?

Yes
No

2

Tom Hollywood

Tom is a successful film star but also volunteers his time for humanitarian projects and charity work in Western Africa. From time to time Tom gives speeches on his humanitarian work and networks at high profile charity gala’s attended by heads of state and senior political figures.

Is he a PEP?

Yes
No

3

Pressley Young

Pressley has recently started his career in politics and has been hired by a political party as a PR assistant, helping to write press releases. He is also the son of a member of parliament.

Is he a PEP?

Yes
No

4

Demi Kratić

Demi is a keen member of a left wing political party and often attends political rallies. She volunteers her time for door to door canvassing during political campaigns.

Is she a PEP?

Yes
No

On Level: Easy
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Answers:

Emma Serri
PEP

Diplomatic roles such as Ambassadors and Charges D’Affaires present a higher financial crime risk and are classified as PEPs.

Tom Hollywood
Not a PEP

A celebrity or a prominent member of public may be a person of influence but are generally not classed as PEPs.

Pressley Young
PEP

While a junior role within a political party does not present a high risk, close family members of government ministers are classified as PEPs.

Demi Kratić
Not a PEP

Ordinary members of a political party generally aren’t responsible for prominent public functions and therefore don’t pose a high risk.

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