In 1986 Paul joined Spencer Thornton stockbrokers as a messenger boy. After completing all of his professional exams he became one of the youngest ever members of the London Stock Exchange in 1991. Since that time he has focused entirely on portfolio management for the private individual encompassing trusts, SIPPs and personal accounts. Over the course of his career, he has only moved once, in 2006, to JM Finn. Outside of the office, he resides with his wife and two young children in rural Essex. Finding time for walking the dog, tennis and attempting to understand his children's homework are his main challenges.