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Welcome to the website of author and private investor Jim Slater.

Jim Slater trained as a Chartered Accountant but first became well-known for writing an investment column in The Sunday Telegraph under the nom-de-plume ‘Capitalist’ before starting Slater Walker in 1964.  Since his high-profile days in the City, Jim has produced his autobiography and written many children’s books and investment books including the best-selling The Zulu Principle.  He devised Company REFS, a monthly company statistical guide, and more recently wrote a column in Your Money in the Telegraph on Saturdays about once a month.

Jim Slater died suddenly on 18th November 2015, aged 86, after a very happy and full life.  A loving husband of Helen for 50 years, father of Clare, Christopher, Mark and Jenny, father-in-law of Diane, Maritzina and Angelos and a very special grandpa to his ten grandchildren: James, Jessica, Olivia, Hugo, Jemima, Jack, Matthew, Anthony, Alena and Theo.