Crime aware

The industry has recently seen a significant increase in fraudulent individuals selling shares using the names, registration numbers and contact details of authorised firms and individuals to create authenticity and convince consumers of their legitimacy.

These fraudulent websites and their content are not legitimate and have been created fraudulently using authorised cloned company details to convince unsuspecting consumers that they are genuine.

The links below are also warnings from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on these scams and provide useful advice as to what you need to look out for and how to check whether a company is authentic.

http://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/scams/investment-scams

http://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/scams/investment-scams/cloned-firms

http://www.fca.org.uk/firms/systems-reporting/register

Premier will never make an unsolicited call to you or send you an email unless the communication is directly related to a fund or service that you already have with us. If you receive an unsolicited phone call from somebody trying to promote shares and claiming to be from Premier, please be very wary, even if they claim to be authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

http://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/protect-yourself/unauthorised-firms

If in doubt, you can either call us on 01483 400 432 to check that a call is genuine or if you have a suspicion, call the Financial Conduct Authority consumer helpline on 0800 111 6768 to report any suspicions.

SSL certificate

In an effort to protect our website and identity against scammers and those who attempt to replicate our website, we have now implemented an SSL certificate.

An SSL certificate is an online security encryption method used to keep your data secure, giving you instant security and peace of mind.

Your web browser will show a green bar or similar beside our web address confirming that you are visiting the genuine Premier website. If you click on the green part showing a lock, further details are revealed, including a copy of our SSL certificate (an example of this is shown below).

Preventing cybercrime

The Google website provides lots of information to give you with the knowledge of how to protect yourself online, see Google's guide to preventing cybercrime

 

Risk and other important information

When you invest, your money is at risk because the value of investments, and any income from them, can go down as well as up and you could get back less than you invested. The past performance of an investment is not a guide to how it will perform in the future. Because there are many different types of investment risk and investors have different attitudes to risk, we are not able to categorise our investments as having a specific level of risk. We would therefore strongly recommend that if you do not have professional experience in matters relating to investments, you should speak with a financial adviser before making an investment decision.

Premier Asset Management is not authorised to provide investment advice or tax advice. Before making an investment decision, it is also important that you read the key documentation for that investment which is available in the literature section of the website, by contacting a financial adviser or by getting in touch with us directly. See ‘Contact us’ for more information or if you are unsure. You can find more details about the specific risks and literature that are relevant to each type of investment on the individual fund, portfolio or investment trust website pages.

We've been managing multi-asset style funds since 1995