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Ciarán Shields

Director and MLRO - Risk & Compliance Ireland 

Ciarán joined JTC in 2022 and has over 23 years’ experience within financial services with a strong focus on Compliance, Risk and Anti-Money Laundering / Counter Terrorism Financing (AML / CTF).

Ciarán has extensive knowledge of risk assessments, event management, complaints, risk appetite and risk and control frameworks.

Most recently, he held two PCF14 designations for a well-known fund administrator’s Depositary and Administration business acting as local Chief Risk Officer and reported directly to the boards and sat on their Executive Committees.

Ciarán has also gained experience across a range of asset classes including, capital markets, private equity, debt and hedge funds.


  • IoB – Masters in Advanced Operational Risk Management in Financial Services
  • Licentiate of Compliance Institute (Ireland).

In Their Spare Time

Ciarán has many passions away from JTC, sport and music and tries to combine them with travel when possible. Ciaran loves to cook and on his travels likes to drop in to traditional local eateries. He is a lifelong Sunderland fan.


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