Bloom Investment Counsel, Inc. was established in 1985 and specializes in the management of segregated investment portfolios for wealthy individuals, foundations, corporations, institutions and trusts. In addition to its conventional investment management business, Bloom manages specialty high-income equity portfolios comprised of dividend paying common equity securities, income trusts and real estate investment trusts.
Paul has over 45 years’ experience as an investment analyst or investment manager, the last 36 of which as founder of Bloom Investment Counsel, Inc. From 1972 to 1985 he was an investment analyst and later the investment manager at Slater, Walker of Canada (later renamed Talcorp Limited).
On behalf of the firm Paul serves as Chief Investment Strategist in the management of client portfolios in the firm’s specialty investment area of North American dividend paying common stocks. This he undertakes taking a medium to longer term view of investment markets with an eye on underlying value.
Prior to commencing his Bay Street career Paul obtained a law degree in Britain, immigrating to Canada in 1971. With his wife, Judith, he raised two daughters, who like himself were taught the importance of investment at a young age. Gratifyingly this led to both daughters eventually making their careers in the Canadian investment industry. Paul is now attempting to instill similar values in his four teenage grandsons.
Believing strongly in the importance of giving back to the community Paul has devoted many years to assisting with and donating to various community charities, something taught to him by his parents and now passed on to his own family. Outside of work Paul loves to travel Canada and the world, learning considerably from these experiences both for work and social action.
Vice President & Director, Portfolio Manager
Adina Bloom Somer has garnered a deep understanding of the investment markets and clients’ needs through her over 20 years experience in the investment industry. After completing her Honours BA in Political Science from the University of Toronto Adina started her career in the capital markets as a Sales and Marketing Coordinator in the Private Client Marketing department at CIBC Wood Gundy where she developed a deeper understanding of what helped guide clients’ investment decisions.
Following the completion of Adina’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) specializing in Finance and Marketing at the Schulich School of Business she worked at TD Securities for 9 years where she was a Vice President, Equity Research Analyst providing in-depth fundamental equities analysis in both the Media and Special Situations sectors.
After completing Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and also attaining the Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation and combining her love for the investment markets and client interaction Adina joined Bloom Investment Counsel, Inc. in 2010.
When she is not analyzing stocks and meeting with clients Adina uses her time to help those in need as the Chair of Youth Philanthropy of a major Toronto Foundation and volunteers in various capacities at her son’s school. Adina loves to travel and explore new places with her husband and two sons and can also often be found cheering her sons on in a hockey arena or on a tennis court.