Mathew Beale

Mathew Beale is our exclusively recommended Financial Services expert in Jersey on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mathew directly using the contact details listed above.

Mathew is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Having started his career working within the asset management industry for ten years, Mathew has since focused on financial services regulation.

Between 1995 and 2002, he worked for the body that is now known as the Jersey Financial Services Commission, where he was responsible for the day-to-day conduct of business of regulated entities and where he reached the position of Senior Compliance Manager.

Since 2002, he has worked within private practice in all aspects of regulatory compliance, including:

  • Attending at various financial services businesses with a view to assisting them in their internal audit processes
  • Developing rectification programmes for entities which had come under regulatory review
  • Undertaking a number of reporting professional projects for the Jersey Financial Services Commission
  • Being involved in the preparation of the anti-money laundering guidance notes in Mauritius
  • Writing and delivering numerous training courses relating to the field of compliance for private and public bodies.

From 2002 until May 2005, Mathew was a senior lecturer on the International Compliance Association’s Introductory Certificate in Compliance, the International Diploma in Compliance and the UK Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering.

He is a co-author of the materials used by the ICA in their UK and International Diplomas in Compliance.

Sophie Reguengo

Sophie Reguengo is our exclusively recommended Investment Funds Law expert in Jersey on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Sophie directly using the contact details above.

Sophie is a highly experienced investment funds and regulatory lawyer having practiced for over 15 years’ in the funds industry.

She is focussed on private equity and real estate structures. She is recognised as a “Rising Star” by IFLR1000 and regularly attends and speaks at conferences in Jersey and London.

Firm Overview:

Ogier provides legal advice on BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law. Our network of locations also includes Hong Kong, London, Shanghai and Tokyo.

Legal services for the corporate and financial sectors form the core of our business, principally in the areas of banking and finance, corporate, investment funds, dispute resolution, private equity and private wealth. We also have strong practices in the areas of employee benefits and incentives, employment law, regulatory, restructuring and insolvency and property.

Our corporate administration business, Ogier Global, works closely with Ogier’s partner-led legal teams to incorporate and administer a wide variety of vehicles, offering clients integrated legal and corporate administration services.

We have the knowledge and expertise to handle the most demanding and complex transactions and provide expert, efficient and cost effective services to all our clients. Our commercial understanding and experience of working with leading financial institutions, professional advisers and regulatory bodies enable us to add real value to our clients’ businesses.

Ben Cooke

Ben Cooke is our exclusively recommended Private Client Services expert in Jersey on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ben directly using the contact details listed above.

Ben is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector having commenced his career in Kleinwort Benson’s Private Client Trust Department in 1982.

Apart from a broad career in Private Client firms where Ben worked for both the Offshore Trust Companies of Deloitte and Ernst & Young, Ben has a particular expertise in the area of compensation and benefit planning for private and publicly owned businesses.

Ben gained much of his technical expertise whilst working for both Deloitte and Ernst & Young’s National Tax groups both in the United Kingdom and United States, where Ben also covered structuring matters for Ultra High Net Worth clients utilising both onshore and offshore Trust and Corporate structures.

Ben Cooke is a graduate of Leeds University, a Member of the Trust and Estates Planning Institute and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Ben is a keen sportsman and takes part in various long distance cycling and other sporting events in Europe.

Derek Rhodes

Derek Rhodes was born in Durham. He obtained an honours degree in accounting and econometrics at Manchester University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in Jersey.

Derek worked with Coopers & Lybrand in New Zealand, Australia, the Virgin Islands and Bahrain before joining Alex Picot in 1992 as audit manager and becoming a partner in 1997. At the same time he became a director of Alex Picot Trust Company Ltd and now solely specialises in the formation and administration of companies and trusts.

Derek is a member of Kreston Managing Partners.

In his spare time he indulges his favourite sports, which include golf, tennis and water skiing. Derek is married to Fran and they have three children.

Firm Overview:

We are committed to providing you with specific, cost effective professional services that are of real value to you.

Our success is attributable to our highly skilled, dedicated and loyal team and the relationships we have built with our clients. It is this relationship which sets us apart from our competitors and ensures exactly the right service is provided.

Our focus is on close personal contact which allows us to build mutual trust and respect with our clients and provide objective and meaningful advice.

We take the time to ensure that we fully understand your future plans so that we can work together to help you to achieve your goals.