Robert Hair - executive director and head of financial planning - Turcan Connell
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What is your greatest achievement to date?
Achieving partnership status in 2009 with Turcan Connell.
What is the next step for the business?
To grow the Glasgow business and Turcan Connell Asset Management overall towards £1 billion of discretionary funds. Currently we are at £700 million.
I don’t have one.
Who is your inspiration?
My chairman, Douglas Connell. It sounds sycophantic but it is true. Without Douglas’ passionate support for alternative business structures in Scotland, it would still be impossible for solicitors to be in partnership with anyone else.
What is your soapbox issue?
Auto-enrolment is too little and too late. Contribution levels are too small and not compulsory. Vast numbers of the 11 million targeted workers will opt out as a result, and will continue to rely on the state to provide means-tested benefits in retirement.