Shield Named on Financial Technologist ‘Most Influential Financial Technology Companies’ List for the Third Year in a Row

  • Platform Technology , Compliance , Technical
  • 30.03.2021 02:35 pm

Shield is proud to announce it has been named on The Financial Technologist ‘Most Influential Financial Technology Companies 2021’ list, the third time in a row that it has been recognised. This year’s winners were announced on Monday 29th March and selected by a judging panel including representatives from Harrington Starr, EY, Lloyds Banking Group, Praetura Ventures, Baringa Partners, The Realization Group, The Disruption House, Cruxy & Company, and Archon Advisors

Shield’s CEO and Co-Founder Shiran Weitzman commented upon the announcement, “We are delighted and honoured to be recognised again for the third time in a row in this year’s awards. Since launching in 2018, Shield has had a central aim of re-writing the rulebook and transforming the RegTech sphere by delivering the ultimate automated and intelligent communications compliance platform, protecting financial firms and their customers by ensuring regulations are fully adhered to.” 

Since being named in the 2020 list, Shield has further evolved to meet the latest challenges posed by the global pandemic and its fallout. This includes the launch of an enhanced solution that combines its Insider Trading and Information Handling models - INSIDERS, which answers market demands for greater surveillance to accompany increased remote working in the new normal. Additionally, the Shield platform has added full integration with popular audiovisual collaboration platform Zoom, extending its powerful capture, surveillance and investigation tools across video, audio, chat and shared data files between parties communicating on Zoom.  

Shield has also joined the IBM Cloud for Financial Services ecosystem as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) partner, onboarding its communication compliance and surveillance offerings to the platform. Additionally, Shield agreed a ground-breaking world-wide collaboration agreement with FIS, a global leader in financial services technology.

Shield and its platform have also been recognised by numerous awards, including a recent win for 'Most innovative unstructured data management project’ category in the A-Team Innovation Awards 2021. Shiran added, “Despite 2020 being a markedly unusual year, we are now looking towards our next stage of growth and continuing to deliver a Workplace Intelligence solution that meets the modern workplace’s challenges in the new normal. We are very excited to be providing the ideal solution to help firms meet the ongoing challenges in a rapidly changing world.”

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About Shield

With a unique cross regulation compliance platform for electronic communication trade and market data that specializes in the financial compliance domain, Shield helps financial institutions capture, correlate and analyze data to meet regulatory requirements, without impacting operational performance.

Shield does this by developing innovative, elegant and cost-effective solutions that address the real-life complexities of managing the impact of regulatory change. Shields platform provides a 360 view on eComms, trade and market data utilizing AI, NLP and Visualization capabilities to make compliance more efficient and ROI driven.

Shield takes a novel approach by utilizing a single, automated future-proof platform to seamlessly capture, archive and investigate interactions across all eComms channels. This is essential in meeting all the Record-Keeping requirements to adhere to MiFID II, AML, GDPR, MAR, Dodd Frank and FINRA compliance requirements and data governance standards, along with e-privacy legislation. The open platform allows firms to customize the system according to their needs.

Shield's solution addresses the challenge of the ever-increasing number of eComms platforms and data sources being used during the trade lifecycle, along with the need for powerful analysis and investigation capabilities, covering the scope of Record-Keeping (including GDPR enablement), compliance archiving, compliance investigation and Best Execution reconstruction to support operational performance. We're moving compliance rapidly forward.

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