Matthew Russell

Matthew Russell

Partner, Risk Advisory based in London

Matthew Russell

Matthew Russell is a partner in our Ashurst Risk practice, UK

Matt is a recognised financial crime risk and compliance leader who has extensive advisory and industry experience in the assessment, design and implementation of systems and controls for managing the full spectrum of clients’ financial crime risks: money laundering, fraud, bribery and corruption, sanctions compliance, market abuse and tax evasion. 

The clients that Matt has supported in this regulatory space for over 20 years, however, are now at an impasse:  While many of these organisations have spent billions on complying with financial crime regulation over this period, regulators and law enforcement continue to sanction them for failing to meet their expectations. 

As a financial crime advisory partner with Ashurst, Matt is leading a practice that helps clients successfully navigate this regulatory environment, by offering bold, legal-led, strategic advice.  The outcome for his clients is a financial crime risk and control framework that is regulatory compliant, risk sensitive and intelligence-led; ultimately, one that is proportionate, sustainable and, critically, defensible.