A Hobbsian worldview

A Hobbsian worldview

He made his name as a consumer champion. But can Eddie Hobbs ever escape the legacy of the property fund he co-founded which lost millions of euro on behalf of Irish investors?

Time is a great teacher, they say, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. The Eddie Hobbs who sits down with The Sunday Business Post for a series of lengthy, candid interviews in the final days of 2017 is older, wiser and carrying his fair share of scars. He’s more than a decade older than the man who sprinted down an alley in the opening credits of a TV show in a homage to the intro of the movie Trainspotting. And while he’s still offering himself up as the guru of the ordinary investor and the champion of Irish consumers, he’s considerably more circumspect in his advice.

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