Lessons in investment from the Berkshire Hathaway agm

15th May, 2016
Kevin MacSweeney and Karl Cleere of Broadlake Picture: Maura Hickey

Karl Cleere, chief financial officer at Irish private investment firm Broadlake, is among the crowds at this year’s Berkshire Hathaway annual general meeting, accompanied by his colleague Kevin MacSweeney. Here, he shares his key take-home messages.

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