Premier Multi-Asset Conference

Rudding Park, Harrogate

Tuesday 26 February 2019

09:00 - 15:30

Multi-asset investing:
what to consider and key opportunities

The Premier multi-asset conferences 2019 are designed to give you a greater understanding of Premier's range of 12 multi-asset funds, covering twelve different income, growth and risk-targeted objectives, designed to meet different client objectives and risk profiles.

You will be able to hear the latest investment views from our multi-asset fund managers, plus insights from highly regarded external speakers, including a leading independent economist.

Workshop sessions

Diversified disruption

Neil Birrell, CIO and Fund Manager of Premier Diversified Fund & Premier Diversified Income Fund

Making the most of risk targeted funds

David Thornton, Fund Manager, Premier Multi-Asset Funds

The pig is committed

Simon Evan-Cook, Fund Manager, Premier Multi-Asset Funds

The search for income

Mark Rimmer, Product Director, Premier Multi-Asset Funds

Main platform sessions

Changing investment outsourcing landscape

Mark Polson, Founder, the lang cat & Mike Hammond, Sales Director of Premier Asset Management

Economic overview

Darren Winder, Lazarus Research

Investment panel

Hosted by Chief Investment Officer, Neil Birrell, and featuring Premier's specialist investment managers.

Guest keynote speaker


09:00 Arrivals, registration and light breakfast
09:30 Welcome address and introduction
Mike O'Shea, Chief Executive, Premier Asset Management
Mike Hammond, Sales Director, Premier Asset Management
09:45 Keynote address
Darren Winder, Head of Economics and Strategy, Lazarus Research
10:15 Changing outsourcing investment landscape
Mark Polson, Founder, the lang cat
Mike Hammond, Sales Director, Premier Asset Management
10:45 Break
11:10 Workshop session
11:50 Workshop session
12:30 Networking lunch
13:30 Workshop session
14:10 Investment panel
Hosted by Neil Birrell, Chief Investment Officer, and featuring Premier's specialist investment managers. They will discuss their thoughts on how the changing world may shape the outlook for different asset classes, including UK and global equities, specialist bonds, property and alternative investments
14:40 Keynote address
Guest keynote speaker
15:15 Closing remarks

Main platform speakers

Mike O'Shea

Mike O'Shea

Chief Executive
Premier Asset Management

Mike Hammond

Mike Hammond

Sales Director
Premier Asset Management

Mark Polson

Mark Polson

Founder, the lang cat

Darren Winder

Darren Winder

Head of Economics and Strategy
Lazarus Research

Workshop speakers

Neil Birrell


CIO and Fund Manager
Premier Diversified Fund & Premier Diversified Income Fund

Simon Evan-Cook


Fund Manager
Premier Multi-Asset Funds

Mark Rimmer


Product Director
Premier Multi-Asset Funds

David Thornton


Fund Manager
Premier Multi-Asset Funds

Workshop sessions

Our fund manager and guest speaker presentations will consider the key steps to producing multi-asset portfolios designed to produce long term income, growth, risk-targeted and low risk returns in a fast changing world.

Diversified disruption

Premier Diversified Fund & Premier Diversified Income Fund

Neil Birrell, CIO and Fund Manager

Premier's multi-asset funds use a direct approach to create truly diversified portfolios. This presentation will explore the key advantages and opportunities in different asset classes, from UK and global equities to specialist bonds and alternative investments, and how these asset classes and underlying investments can work together to produce attractive growth and income alongside aiming to reduce volatility.

Making the most of risk targeted funds

Premier Liberation No IV Fund, Premier Liberation No V Fund, Premier Liberation No VI Fund & Premier Liberation No VII Fund

David Thornton, Fund Manager

Risk-targeted funds don't have to be investment constrained. The presentation will discuss Premier's approach to risk-targeted investing, which combines the important focus on remaining in line with an agreed risk profile, whilst continuing to aim to produce actively managed, broadly diversified, investment-led and forward looking client portfolios. The presentation will also cover why active asset class and underlying investment selection are key in managing risk-targeted portfolios.

The pig is committed

Premier Multi-Asset Growth & Income Fund and Premier Multi-Asset Global Growth Fund

Simon Evan-Cook, Fund Manager

Simon Evan-Cook explains why, from an investment perspective, he believes our multi-asset, multi-manager funds can consistently generate better returns than an equivalent discretionary fund manager portfolio. He also looks at how a collection of talented, highly-motivated individuals provides an elegantly simple solution to a devilishly complicated problem.

The search for income

Premier Multi-Asset Distribution Fund & Premier Multi-Asset Monthly Income Fund

Mark Rimmer, Product Director

This presentation considers the importance of natural income, how income investing is changing, the developing role of asset class and manager selection in income portfolios, our current investment views and how our investment strategy enables our income portfolios to continue to deliver either a high and sustainable or growing income for investors.


The conference will take place at Rudding Park, Harrogate.

Rudding Park
Rudding Lane
United Kingdom
T: 01423 871350


The agenda allows time for three workshops from a list of four. Please select your preferences below. See the workshop sessions section for more details of each session.