Premier Asset Management Group plc is the parent company of Premier Portfolio Managers Limited and Premier Fund Managers Limited, collectively known as Premier.
Premier’s business is a UK retail asset management with a focus on delivering good investment outcomes for investors through relevant products and active management across its range of investment strategies, which include multi-asset, equity and absolute return funds. Premier is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains or business. Premier’s supply chain includes administrative support and services from large global institutional banks and commercial entities. As a firm with relatively simple supply chains Premier believes that there is limited risk of slavery or human trafficking taking place. Notwithstanding this, Premier is committed to developing initiatives to prevent slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains. Material suppliers are subject to an appropriate level of due diligence on their appointment and on an ongoing basis, and are required to certify that they are in compliance with the MSA.
Premier is not aware of any of its suppliers which do not comply with the MSA, and as it does not have intricate or complex supply chains, no further action with regards to slavery and human trafficking has been deemed necessary at this time.
In addition, Premier has robust policies in place to ensure it complies with the Financial Conduct Authority rules on a variety of issues relating to financial crime, corruption, bribery, money laundering and whistle-blowing. Premier provides training to relevant staff on these matters. Where appropriate, all employees have the necessary documentation to legally work in the UK and no-one under the legal minimum age for admission to work is or will be employed.
This statement is made pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Premier’s slavery and human trafficking statement.
Chief Executive Officer
Premier Asset Management Group plc
Date: 13th March 2017