- LLB (Dual hons)
Alex is a director at Oben Regulatory. As a Chartered Accountant Alex brings a different skill set to the team dynamic. Alex spent most of her career in practice with two of the big four accountancy firms. Holding a senior position in Deloitte’s Reorganisation, Forensic and Regulatory Services department Alex worked closely with financial services businesses and their legal advisers in relation to such matters as creditor issues, intercompany loans and financial control. Additionally, she worked alongside the Jersey Financial Services Commission and the Joint Financial Crimes Unit on complex investigations on matters such as fraudulently altered and incomplete records and also worked with the Viscount’s department on insolvency matters. Alex has also worked closely with matrimonial lawyers on divorce cases requiring forensic accounting expertise.
While at Oben, Alex’s work has been varied. She has been appointed to the role of inspector and competent person by regulatory authorities in relation to trust company businesses, fund services businesses and insurance businesses.
She regularly assists financial services businesses with designing remediation plans, remedial issues and is often instructed to perform validation exercises post remediation.
Alex assists financial services businesses to find bespoke solutions to regulatory issues working closely with board members and key persons. Alex’s considerable experience ensures that she presents a pragmatic approach to corporate governance issues. She is well versed in assisting businesses strengthen their control environment and delivers effective training to embed new controls implemented. She has considerable experience with AML/CFT and sanctions issues, policies and procedures, fraud and asset tracing and other litigation support.
Alex also assists her colleagues in the law firm with accounting matters.
Legal 500 quote:
‘Alex Ruddy is very professional and brings her wealth of experience to get to the heart of the matter quickly. She cares about the relationship with us and building a genuine partnership in which we both succeed.’