Since then he has repaid his creditors and rebuilt his personal fortune.
A chartered accountant with a gift for analysing balance sheets, Slater recently published a book on investment, The Zulu Principle, which has been acclaimed by reviewers and investing professionals alike.
Lord Hanson has said: 'Jim Slater has always had a remarkable ability to understand and forecast the stock market.'
Jim Slater's column will be essential reading for the investment community and for savers interested in the stock market.
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