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Just use Interactive Brokers, they are in Europe too. They are geared to semi finance pros and very customer friendly. You also have access to pretty much anything that has an electronic market, not just stocks.

Smiley Problem is with funds, I don't want to move them from one place to another for various reasons. 

I know Interactive Brokers well, watched their commercials on CNN and other TV news stations for years.

What's wrong with moving funds to an investment platform? Smiley

I know right?  One Check is pretty simple to draft and mail. My account rep would be happy to explain.  I can’t think of anything simpler. But I don’t know much about Europe and their taxes.  Sounds screwed up.