Ruddy is a securities and commodities attorney
representing registered investment advisers, currency dealers,
commodity futures registrants (including FCMs, CPOs, and CTAs),
hedge funds, and other members of the financial community. His
experience in the alternative investments industry spans over
Prior to becoming a consultant and
attorney in private practice, Mr. Ruddy worked for a SEC registered
investment adviser and operator of several private investment
partnerships, where he completed financial reporting and handled
compliance matters. He also has experience as a former compliance
examiner with the NFA.
Mr. Ruddy has performed expert
witness work in derivatives and brokerage related cases in
arbitration and court. He has been a contributing writer to
industry related publications, seminar speaker in the industry, and
law school lecturer in the field of derivatives and hedge funds. He
currently teaches at the Catholic University of America Law School.
During his career, Mr. Ruddy has served on the Board of Directors
of several private investment funds.
Mr. Ruddy is a Member of the
Managed Funds Association, the largest industry trade association,
and the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Futures and
Derivatives Law. He also served on the Managed Fund Association's
Emerging Manager Committee. He is a member of the bar in New York
State, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Ruddy earned his Juris Doctor
from the Catholic University of America, and undergraduate degrees
in finance and accounting from Fairfield University and New York