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 recently took advantage of the commodities boom by co-founding Galahad Gold which over four years made profits averaging 66% per annum from gold, molybdenum and uranium investments.
Jim is currently Deputy Chairman of Agrifirma Services Limited which advises Agrifirma Brazil, an agricultural company based in Brazil, in which he has a substantial investment. Jim continues to invest actively in the UK stockmarket with a particular interest in mining stocks.