Lawson Conner, an IQ-EQ Group company providing specialist UK regulatory hosting and outsourced compliance services, has announced the internal appointment of Rachel Aldridge as managing director of the firm.
Reporting to John Legrand, managing director of IQ-EQ’s UK and Ireland division, Aldridge will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations whilst also executing strategic initiatives and ensuring consistent delivery of client service.
Aldridge has worked in the industry for more than 25 years, with expertise across funds and compliance, leading corporate service functions, developing and implementing strategy and general management.
Commenting on her appointment, Aldridge said: “It is an exciting time to be joining Lawson Conner as they expand and fortify their specialist offering to a worldwide client base and become an increasingly integral part of the wider IQ-EQ business.”
An ever-growing network, IQ-EQ had a strong year of acquisitions across 2020, snapping up US-based Constellation Advisers and Blue River, alongside French firm Conseil Expertise & Synthese.
The investor services firm also launched a family office division in June 2020 to support the cross-border requirements placed on family offices by UHNW families when protecting and growing capital.
Aldridge continued: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to become part of the team and work collaboratively with colleagues across the group to ensure we continue to meet client needs with the very best regulatory compliance solutions.”
Before joining Lawson Conner, Aldridge served as global chief operating officer for more than eight years. She was also a partner of a London-based regulatory and compliance advisory firm that specialised in investment funds and banks.
Legrand added: “Given her strong operational leadership credentials and extensive experience in funds and compliance operations, I believe Rachel brings the right expertise to lead Lawson Conner to new heights.
“I look forward to working closely with her and the rest of the team as the Lawson Conner business continues to grow and strengthen as a crucial tenet of our IQ-EQ Group offering.”