Rob at work
Rob is a Chartered Financial Planner with 30 years’ experience in financial services. He specialises in working with clients who have taxation and pension issues. He is also authorised to deal with Final Salary and Defined Benefit pension transfers.
His relationship with Hunter, Aitkenhead & Walker started in 2012 when he worked with us as a consultant advising us on the quality of our advice and regulatory compliance. However, in June 2017, he joined the business as a Chartered Financial Planner, to help meet the growing demand for advice on complex issues.
As well working with us, Rob will continue to act as Subject Matter Expert for wider industry projects.
Rob at home
Rob leads a very busy life!
He enjoys spending time with his family and is married to Tina, with a daughter at university and two teenage sons.
He is an avid cyclist and runner. Living in Littlethorpe, Leicestershire gives him chance to indulge his passion for cycling by riding his bike to work whenever possible.
Rob plays drums, guitar and sings in bands.
He also hosts open mic nights from time to time.
Rob in the spotlight
On an ideal weekend, you can find me:
Busy with the chores, family duties and being unpaid Uber, but I get to do all that with Tina, whilst catching up on listening to the week’s comedy shows. We get outdoors as much as we possibly can. If I get up early, I’ll sneak in a run or ride before anyone else is up but I’m often out with a band until silly o’clock and as I’m getting older combining that with early mornings is getting harder!
When the dessert menu arrives, I’m looking for:
Black decaf, I can’t eat gluten or diary which pretty much rules out most dessert options unless they’re made from pure sugar (or dust)!
My favourite part of the day is:
Early mornings, just after its got light. Best time of day for a run or ride in the sticks in solitude and peace.
In the film adaptation of my life, I hope to be played by:
Me. Because it means I’m not dead yet! And from our video pieces on the website I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before Hollywood comes a calling…
My proudest moment was:
Delivering our youngest. He came too quick for help to arrive. Have you ever wondered why in TV and films they are so obsessed about fetching towels when someone goes into labour unexpectedly? Well, it turns out the hardest bit about being at the receiving end is keeping hold of a wriggling baby coated in very slippery stuff. It was literally like comedy soap. After what seemed an eternity, in slow motion of slip, catch, slip, catch I had the moment of realisation…what I need is a nice grippy towel.
The three words my colleagues would use to describe me are:
Loud. Noisy. Unquiet.
I turn the radio up when they play:
Old skool funk, soul and disco.
My favourite holiday is:
I love the British countryside and coast. Like most kids in the 70s, we didn’t have much luxury but had really great summer holidays, and we always went to East Devon. Tina’s family used to go to the same places every year too as it turned out. So, when we had kids we took them and had great holidays all over again. Whenever I’m that part of the world, with the natural beauty and all those memories, I’m at my happiest. Having said that, maybe a road tour of North America would be nice?
Finally, some important information
All regulated financial advisers must be authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and therefore appear on their register. You can find Rob’s entry by clicking here.
Furthermore, all advisers must have an up-to-date Statement of Professional Standing (SPS). This shows they are suitably qualified and have carried out the required amount of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Again, consumers should be wary of any advisers who refuse to provide copies of their SPS. You can click here to view.