Shiran Weitzman

Shiran Weitzman

CEO and Co-Founder

Shiran is the CEO and Co-Founder at Shield. He has over 15 years of technology and management expertise, mainly in the Financial Services vertical. Before Shield Shiran was a Head of Sales at TM-Group, managing the company’s major tier 1 bank accounts. Shiran brings to Shield many years as a trusted advisor and a subject matter expert in the financial compliance market.

Shiran holds an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a BA in Computer Science from IDC Herzliya.

In 2020, Shiran joined the Forbes Finance Council as a member, click the banner below to read his contributions.

Shiran Weitzman forbes finance council



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Embracing the potential of RegTech

Whilst we knew our approach was right, launching a new venture into what was already an increasingly crowded market brought with it many challenges – funding, getting the right mix of technical and business expertise, as well as building a team that shared the same aspirations, ambitions, and outlook.

Dear FCA

*On April 18th, 2019, the FCA issued a letter addressed to the CEOs of wholesale market broking firms. The following is fictional: it is how we believe a broker using Shield would have responded:

[Podcast] The RegTech Report with Shiran Weitzman: Automated compliance within RegTech. What’s the reality?

Shiran comes on as a guest for RegTech startup Alyne’s podcast. In this episode, hosted by Karl Viertel and Stefan Sulistyo, Shiran discusses the future of compliance and can Autonomous Compliance actually become a reality or will it stay as just a buzzword.

Key Takeaways from the PWC Market Abuse Surveillance Survey 2019

Financial markets are becoming more technology-driven. As a result, savvy traders with less-than-scrupulous intentions can use an increasingly prolific stream of e-Communication methods to evade traditional compliance monitoring. The EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and other regulatory directives are aimed at detecting, punishing, and deterring just this type of wrongful behavior. Financial institutions across the continent have implemented surveillance platforms designed to capture an increasingly broad range of financial transactions, electronic communications, and trade-related data in order to comply with these laws and effectively deter market abuse.

[Podcast] Shiran Weitzman comes on as a guest on BAI’s Banking Strategies Podcast

Shiran talks to Lou Carlozo, Managing Editor at BAI, on the process of moving from compliance complexity to a RegTech reality.

[Podcast] John Vasconcellos hosts Shiran Weitzman on Fintech Newscast

On episode 32 of the Fintech Newscast, Shiran talks to John and Monica on the rise of RegTech, today’s regulations and challenges that capital markets face today.

Fintech impact
[Podcast] Shiran Weitzman talks to Fintech Impact

Shiran had the chance to be a guest on Jason Pereira’s great podcast Fintech Impact.

Post Event Post: Adopt a Tactical, Strategic and Proactive Approach to Compliance

In early November myself and the team took part in the ‘Capture, Correlate, Analyse: Deriving value from electronic communications data’ event, which was held at Thompson Reuters in the heart of London’s trading center, Canary Wharf.

GDPR and MiFID II – clash or opportunity?

Compliance teams who are able to bring the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) together with the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) will provide a sturdy yet flexible framework for data management within their firm.

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