Peter Temple has worked in or written about the investment world for nearly 30 years. An economist and statistician by training, he spent 18 years as a fund manager and analyst before moving to full--time writing and journalism in 1988. Peter now writes on a freelance basis for a variety of publications, including: the Financial Times, Investors Chronicle, Mail on Sunday, Analyst and International Fund Management. He is the author of a number of books, including Getting Started in Shares and The Online Investor. He has lived and worked in London since 1970 and is a diploma member of the Securities Institute, a former member of the London Stock Exchange and an Associate of the Institute of Investment Management and Research.