At PTL we pride ourselves on being personable. Meet Steve Carrodus.
Steve has compiled this month’s PTL Factsheet “The Pensions Regulator” – to download the Factsheet click here
What was your favourite subject at school? Worst?
My favourite was maths & my worst probably geography.
Do you have a nickname?
Mister C (it’s easier!)
If you had to be classified as a member of a “generation” which would it be?
What was the first record that you bought?
An EP by The Shadows.
What was the last concert you went to?
What did you want to be when you were at school?
Not sure…probably why I ended up in pensions.
What was your first job?
A holiday job at Chessington Zoo (as it was then).
How did you start in the pensions profession?
A friend was working at Stewart Wrightson and let me know they had a vacancy.
What is your favourite book and film?
Book is “Brave New World”. I don’t get to the cinema much these days.
Do you support a sporting team?
What three adjectives would your colleagues use to describe you?
You probably need to ask them, but hopefully: honest, fair, amusing.
What aspect of pensions legislation or provision would you change if you could?
Payment of commission to advisers – don’t tell me they’ve finally done that!
Who is the most irritating person in the industry or public eye?
Not for publication!
Who is the most influential person in the pensions industry?
Should saving into a pension be compulsory?
Yes at a low level.
Pension or ISA?
What is your worst habit?
A glass (or two) of wine every evening.
When was the last time you lost your temper?
A while ago, but usually behind the wheel.
What was the last “bargain” you got?
20% off a new suit.
What is your favourite meal and drink?
Shepherds pie with a pint of Pedigree.
What is the biggest bet you ever placed and did you win?
Had a good day at Ascot a couple of years ago but that’s the only time I gamble.
Who would be your ideal dinner guest?
What was the last country you visited?
The USA – Las Vegas.
How do you plan to spend your retirement years?
Keeping fit, plenty of walking and travelling, seeing more of the grandchildren.
Congratulations, you’ve won the lottery. What next?
Steve has 39 years experience in the corporate pension and employee benefit market and has been involved in trusteeship work since 1991. His wealth of experience is of assistance in the trustee context to ensure that advisers are challenged and their advice is fully understood by all trustees.