ASIC super specialist jumps to law firm

A senior specialist on ASIC's superannuation team has taken a consultancy role within a law firm's financial services team.

Ruth Stringer joined Herbert Smith Freehills on September 2.

She has more than 30 years of experience, most recently at the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.

She was also a member of the Comprehensive Income Products for Retirement (CIPR) Framework Advisory Group which was formed to advise the Treasury on legislation framework for the new retirement income products.

Most of her career was spent in the private sector, with roles including partner at King &Wood Mallesons between 2014 and 2019, partner at Ashurst between 2007 and 2012.

She has also worked at Minter Ellison, and at MLC as its general counsel.

Herbert Smith Freehills financial services partner Michael Vrisakis said: "We are extremely pleased to welcome Ruth to the firm."

"The role of the trusted adviser in the regulatory space has never been more important. The ability of law firms to connect with boards on strategic advice is paramount and Ruth epitomises this skill set.

"The extensive policy and governance expertise that she has garnered working across private practice, in-house counsel and at a regulator, together with the universal respect she enjoys in the industry, make her an invaluable addition to our team and a huge asset to our clients."

Stringer said of her appointment: "I am delighted to have joined the Herbert Smith Freehills team. I have long respected the firm and its innovative approach to its financial services practice."

"The team covers all facets of the industry, from banking and insurance to superannuation and financial planning, with the scale and depth to advise on transactions, regulatory interactions, remediation programs and everything in between."

Read more: Herbert Smith FreehillsSuperannuationASICRuth StringerAshurstComprehensive Income Products for RetirementMichael VrisakisMinter EllisonMLC
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