News: Lawson Conner, part of IQ-EQ, names new Managing Director

24th February 2021 3305 - Firm News

Leading global investor services group IQ-EQ is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Aldridge as Managing Director of Lawson Conner, its specialist UK regulatory hosting and outsourced compliance business.

Rachel is a seasoned business leader with over 25 years’ experience in leadership roles in financial services and consulting firms. Her areas of expertise include funds and compliance, as well as leading corporate service functions, developing and implementing strategy and general management. Before joining Lawson Conner, she spent over eight years as Global Chief Operating Officer and Partner of a London-based regulatory and compliance advisory firm that specialised in investment funds and banks.

A highly qualified professional, Rachel holds a postgraduate degree in Finance from the London Business School and another in Economics from the University of Cambridge. She has also completed a certificate in Equality and Diversity and is currently studying for a digital marketing qualification.

In her new role with Lawson Conner, Rachel will manage the day-to-day operations of the business while executing strategic initiatives and ensuring consistent delivery of the very best client service. Commenting on her appointment, Rachel 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. 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.”

Rachel will report directly to John Legrand, Managing Director of IQ-EQ’s UK and Ireland cluster, who commented:

“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.”




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About IQ-EQ

IQ-EQ is a leading investor services group that brings together a rare combination of global technical expertise and deep understanding of client needs. We have the know-how and the ‘know you’ to provide a comprehensive range of compliance, administration, asset and advisory services to fund managers, multinational companies, family offices and private clients operating worldwide.

IQ-EQ employs a global workforce of 3,400+ people located in 23 jurisdictions and has assets under administration (AUA) exceeding US$500 billion. IQ-EQ works with six of the top 10 global private equity firms.

Also part of the IQ-EQ group of companies are First National Trustee Company (FNTC), Lawson Conner, Equitis, The Private Office, Peru & Partners, Blue River Partners, Conseil Expertise & Synthèse and Constellation Advisers.

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For further information on this announcement, please contact:

Alison Duffy, Group Head of Marketing and Communications