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Alexandra Ruddy
+44 (0) 1534 849717
  • LLB (Dual hons)
  • FCA

Alex is a director at Oben Regulatory.  Prior to the establishment of Oben, Alex spent most of her career in practice with two of the big four accountancy firms.  Choosing to specialise in forensic accounting and regulatory consulting she held a senior position in Deloitte’s Reorganisation, Forensic and Regulatory Services department.  Throughout this period, she worked closely with financial services businesses and their legal advisers in relation to financial irregularities, controls and governance matters.  The broad spectrum of engagements undertaken included the appointment as reporting professional and co-signatories on the instruction of the JFSC, in addition to assisting law firms in respect of complex investigations such as fraudulently altered and incomplete records, or indeed in relation to matrimonial matters. 

At Oben, Alex assists financial services businesses to find bespoke solutions to regulatory issues working closely with board members and key persons. She is well versed in assisting businesses strengthen their governance framework and control environment and presents a pragmatic approach to corporate governance issues.    Alex has considerable experience with AML/CFT/CPF and sanctions issues, policies and procedures, fraud and asset-tracing and providing litigation support, including assisting her colleagues in the law firm with accounting matters.   She also delivers effective training for a range of audiences from board to more bespoke training and also to employees in relation to the embedding of new controls.

Alex is regularly appointed to the role of reporting professional, inspector and skilled person by regulatory authorities in relation to trust company businesses, fund services businesses and insurance businesses.  This often comprises the review of complex structures and opining on compliance with the relevant legal and regulatory regime.

She regularly assists financial services businesses with designing remediation plans, undertaking remedial actions and is often instructed to perform validation exercises post remediation.

In addition to her work at Oben, Alex chairs the Institute of Directors Jersey branch industry subcommittee and sits on the Board of Governors of Victoria College and its preparatory school.


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.’