piworld 2020 round up interview: Mark Slater
Mark Slater, Chairman & CIO, Slater Investments, looks back at 2020. Codemasters (CDM) played out very well, as anticipated. The learnings repeated: in a crisis, don’t panic and take advantage of it; aggressively. Finally, Mark gives us his expectations for the UK markets in 2021, which he feels are attractive.
What’s the fund’s ytd performance? – 00:38
What went well this year? – 01:44
What did you learn this year? 05:57
What are Mark Slater’s expectations for the UK market in 2021? – 08:24
About Mark Slater: Mark Slater co-founded Slater Investments in 1994 with Ralph Baber and is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Slater Investments, Chairing the Investment Committee. The company manages a hedge fund, four unit trusts and portfolios for pension schemes, charities and high net worth individuals. Recent awards include: UK All Companies, Best 10 Year Performance – Slater Growth Fund (City of London Fund Awards 2018), “Best of British” – No 1 – Top 25 UK Fund Managers (TD Direct Investing 2017 & 2016, Best Larger UK Equity Growth Fund & Best Smaller UK Equity Income Fund – MFM Slater Growth & Income Funds (Money Observer Fund Awards 2016) and Fund Manager of the Year Awards (City AM Awards 2014). He has also received top ratings from several well-known rating agencies. Prior to founding Slater Investments, Mark worked as a financial journalist with Analyst plc and the Investor’s Chronicle. Also, 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.