Saturday September 26, 2020

'A lot of money was lost using strategies I'd consider archaic'

Paul Sommerville, one-time Dáil candidate, has set up his own low-cost brokerage that will not trade on the Irish Stock Exchange, writes Jon Ihle.

4th March, 2012
Paul Sommerville: 'There is a different way to do things'. Photo: Tony O'Shea

For Paul Sommerville, everything seems to be a campaign. The high-profile financial analyst and trader ran unsuccessfully for the Dáil as an independent in the last election as part of a loose group of market-savvy candidates at odds with the economic consensus in the major parties. For a guy who had spent much of the previous two years confronting conventional wisdom on the national airwaves as head of client advice for the spread betting firm...

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