Team

Mark Slater
Chief Investment Officer
Stock selection and investment ideas

Mark Slater co-founded Slater Investments in 1994 with Ralph Baber and is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Slater Investments. The company manages a hedge fund, four unit trusts and portfolios for pension schemes, charities and high net worth individuals.  In recent years, the company's growth and income strategies have won numerous awards for excellent performance. Mark has received top ratings from several well-known rating agencies and in 2014 was awarded Fund Manager of the Year by City A.M and more recently in 2016, was voted No 1 by TD Direct Investing in their "Best of British" Fund Managers campaign. Prior to founding Slater Investments, Mark worked as a financial journalist with Analyst plc and Investor's Chronicle. In 1992 he helped research and edit a best-selling investment book "The Zulu Principle" for his father, Jim Slater, which focuses on identifying small to medium-sized growth companies. During his career, Mark has served on the boards of four public companies in which he has been a substantial shareholder. Mark has an MA in History from Cambridge University.

 

Ralph Baber
Chief Operating Officer
Risk control

Ralph Baber is Chief Operating Officer and also Chairman of the Risk and Operation Committees, he co-founded Slater Investments in 1994 with Mark Slater. Ralph is responsible for risk control. Ralph has a BSc (Hons) degree and is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Chartered Securities Institute. He has served on a number of regulatory panels including the SFA Appeals Tribunal. Ralph was a manager at Price Waterhouse until he left to join a client, CAL Futures Limited, first as a Finance Director and then, from 1987, as Managing Director. The company was one of Europe's leading hedge fund managers and a futures and options broker. In 1995, the broking business was sold to Union plc where Ralph initially became an Executive Director. In 1997, he was promoted to Chief Executive. In 1998, Union plc bought World Invest, which had Ā£2.6 billion of equity funds under management. In 2001, Union plc was acquired by a private group and Ralph was appointed Chairman.

 

Barrie Newton
Director of Research
Investment ideas and stock analysis

Barrie Newton is a Director of Research and serves on the Investment Committee. Barrie obtained a BA Combined Honours Economics with Geography from University of Exeter. He obtained a MSc by Research (taken part time) from the School of Management at University of Bath (1969-1974). Barrie joined B S Stock Son & Co in 1969 as a trainee stock broker and became a partner in 1975. He remained a partner and subsequently became Head of Research with the succeeding companies, Stock & Orme and Stock Beech & Co Ltd. Barrie was responsible for smaller company research and corporate fund raising as well as some private client work. Barrie left Stock Beech in 1990 to co-found  Rowan Dartington. in 1990. Barrie, acting in the role of Managing Director, helped to develop the business to be a highly profitable and well diversified regional stockbroker, fund manager and major participant in AIM corporate finance. Barrie ran the largest and most successful client fund which outperformed its benchmark for 14 out of 15 years.  Barrie concluded the sale of Rowan Dartington in 2006 and joined Slater Investments in 2008. Barrie is responsible for investment ideas and stock analysis.

 

Nigel Milton
Senior Equities Analyst
Investment ideas and stock picking

Nigel is Senior Equities Analyst and serves on the Investment Committee. Nigel holds a BA Hons degree in Business Studies and has worked in the financial services and media sectors for over two decades and is an experienced stock picker, financial editor and commentator within the investment arena. Nigel specialises in growth stocks and from 2000-2008 was the Editor of the equities newsletter "Investing for Growth" originally devised by Jim Slater. In addition, Nigel has contributed to many leading investment publications including Investors Chronicle and Money Week and has also supported the leading stock screening and share selection tool, Company REFS.

 

Tim Freeborn
Analyst
Investment ideas and stock picking

Tim Freeborn is an equities analyst and joined Slater Investments in February 2017. Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Tim has had a varied career. For many years he was a City writer at The Daily Mail, he has also edited an investment newsletter and contributed to Shares Magazine. This was followed by several years as a stockbroking analyst at Evolution Securities and Xcap Securities covering growth companies. Before joining Slater Investments, Tim spent four years as the Chief Financial Officer of Silence Therapeutics, an Aim listed biotech company and latterly ran its laboratories in Berlin. Tim serves on the Investment Committee.

Lisa Letham
Manager - Investor Relations and Dealing

Lisa serves on the Investment and Operations Committees and is responsible for Dealing and Investor Relations.  Lisa achieved a BA (Hons) degree in Geography from Northumbria University. She has spent over 20 years in the city, five of which were at Goldman Sachs.  Lisa also worked as an Equity Slates Trader at Rabo Bank, Old Mutual Securities, Arbuthnot Securities and Seymour Pierce. Lisa joined Slater Investments in August 2013 and has a wealth of experience in UK mid and small cap equities.

Liz Partenza, CFA
Risk Officer
Risk management

Liz serves on the Risk & Operations Committees. Liz has a BA in International Studies and English from Fairfield University. She previously worked as a client relationship manager with a wealth management advisor in the US. Liz earned the Certified Financial PlannerĀ® designation in 2009. She holds the CFA designation as well as the Investment Management Certificate. Liz joined Slater Investments in February 2010.

Ozan Kazim
Head of Distribution

Ozan serves on the Operations committee and is responsible for Business Development. Ozan obtained a BA (Hons) Business Management and Marketing degree from the University of Westminster. He previously worked as a private client stockbroker specialising in UK equities for a City based firm and holds CISI Investment Advice Diploma. Ozan joined Slater Investments in September 2014 and his main role is the distribution of our funds.

Jeremy Simmons
Product Specialist

Jeremy joined the Business Development team at Slater Investments in September 2015. He graduated from the University of Bristol in 2009 with a BA (Hons) degree in Archaeology followed by a year in corporate finance in Bangkok. He has spent the last three and a half years in the City of London at private wealth manager, Charles Stanley & Co. Jeremy's qualifications include the Investment Management Certificate, the CISI's Level 4 Investment Advice Diploma as well as the Level 3 Investment Operations Certificate. He has also passed the Financial Markets paper Level 6 of the CISI's Level 7 Chartered Wealth Manager qualification.

Klaudia Domanska
Senior Manager of Operations

Klaudia serves on the Risk & Operation Committees. Klaudia joined Slater Investments in December 2012. She has a BA (Hons) in Russian from Queen Mary University of London. She speaks three languages: Polish, Russian and English. Klaudia has completed the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments and the Investment Management Certificate with the CFA Society UK.

Victoria Robinson
Assistant Manager of Operations

Victoria joined Slater Investments in July 2014 and has completed the Extended Investment Operations Certificate and the Certificate in Managing Cyber Security from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments. Victoria also completed the Investment Management Certificate with the CFA Society UK and serves on the Operations Committee.

Yvonne Dang
Senior Operations Assistant

Yvonne joined Slater Investments in March 2015 and has a BSc in Biological Science from the University of Hertfordshire and speaks two languages, Vietnamese and English. Yvonne has completed the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) in October 2015 and Level 4 Investment Advice Diploma (IAD) in November 2016 from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments.

Chris Pritchard
Operations Assistant

Christopher  joined Slater Investments in June 2017 after studying Philosophy and Economics at University College Dublin. Christopher is in the process of completing the Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments and speaks two languages, French and English.

Contact

Slater Investments Limited
Lisa Letham
T: 020 7220 9365
E: lisa@slaterinvestments.com

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