Itzik Shurki has been employed by the ISA since 2000 and currently serves as the director of the Stock Exchange and Trading Platforms Supervision Department. He began his work at the ISA as an economist in the Economic Department, and his most recent position there was deputy director of the department. Since 2006 he has served as an observer on behalf of the ISA at board meetings of the TASE and its committees, and at board meetings of the TASE Clearing House and the Maof Clearing House.
Shurki was a member of the committee on the examination and regulation of real-estate investment trust funds in Israel, which submitted its recommendations in 2003. He was a member of the inter-ministerial team On Examining the Need for Regulation of Financial Instruments (“Financial Instruments Team”), which submitted its recommendations in 2007. He also coordinated the committee on Methods to Minimize Financial Market Deceptions (“the Hauser 2 Committee”), which submitted its recommendations in 2005. He was a member of the committee for Promotion of Investments in Publicly Traded R&D Companies, and a member of the committee for Improving TASE Trading Efficiency and Liquidity.
Shurki, a licensed CPA, has a BA degree in economics and accounting and an MA degree in economics, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Between 2008 and 2013, he was an adjunct lecturer on financing and financial markets in the MBA program of the School of Business Administration, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
Academic publications as an ISA employee:
Hauser S.,Levy H.K.,Pilo B. and I. Shurki, "The Effect of Trading Halts on the Efficiency of Price Discovery", Journal of Financial Services Research,29 , 2006, 83-99.
Eldor R.,Hauser S.,Pilo B. and I. Shurki, "The Contribution of Market Makers To the speed of Options Trading in Electronic Exchange", Journal of Banking and Finance,30 , 2006, 2025-2040.
Hauser S., Kamara A., and I. Shurki, "The Effects of Randomizing the Opening Time on the Performance of The Stock Market Under Stress", Journal of Financial Markets, 15, 2012, 392-415.