Meet our Fund Managers

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Neil Birrell

Neil Birrell

  • Joined Premier in 2013.
  • Over 27 years of investment experience.
  • Previously Chief Investment Officer at Framlington Investment Management, senior fund manager at Prolific Asset Management.
David Hambidge

David Hambidge

  • Joined Premier in 1987.
  • 30 years of investment experience.
  • Managed multi-asset style funds at Premier since 1995.
  • Appointed Head of Multi-Asset Funds in 1999.
Simon Evan-Cook

Simon Evan-Cook

  • Joined Premier in 2006.
  • 18 years of investment experience.
  • Previously held positions at Rothschild, Gartmore and Fidelity.
Claire Long

Claire Long

  • Joined Premier in 2008.
  • 14 years of investment experience.
  • Previously held positions at Rothschild Asset Management and Foreign and Colonial.
Ian Rees

Ian Rees

  • Joined Premier in 2000.
  • 18 years of investment experience.
  • Previously worked for Berkeley Fund Managers and Cofin Mew LLP.
Jake Robbins

Jake Robbins

  • Joined Premier in 2011.
  • 14 years of investment experience.
  • Previously held positions at Investec, Rothschild and Insight.
Alex Ross

Alex Ross

  • Joined Premier in 2005.
  • Over 19 years of investment experience.
  • Previously worked for Aberdeen Asset Management, Barclays de Zoete Wedd, Ivory and Sime.
James Smith

James Smith

  • Joined Premier in 2012.
  • 17 years of investment experience.
  • Previously held positions at Utilico and was non-executive director at Renewable Energy Holdings plc and Indian Energy Ltd.
Paul Smith

Paul Smith

  • Joined Premier in 2005.
  • Over 15 years of investment experience.
  • 1st class BA (hons) degree in Economics, MA in Finance and Investment (Distinction).
  • Winner of Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year for 2011 and 2013.
David Thornton

David Thornton

  • Joined Premier in 2006.
  • 15 years of investment experience.
  • Previously worked for John Siddall Asset Management.
Chris White

Chris White

  • Joined Premier in 2010.
  • Over 22 years of investment experience.
  • Previously worked for Threadneedle Investments, Robson Rhodes, Charterhouse Tilney and Legg Mason.
  • Degree in Economics and a member of the CFA.
Chris Wright

Chris Wright

  • Joined Premier in 2008.
  • 30 years of investment experience.
  • Previously worked for Thames River Capital, Collins Stewart, ABN Amro and BZW Securities.
  • Member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals.

 

Risk warning

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