Premier Optimum Income Fund

Elite Provider Equities          Equity Income 5          IA 100 Club Member 2016


The aim of the Fund is to generate an above average income, paid each quarter, and grow the value of investors’ original investment over the long term.

The Premier Optimum Income Fund is designed to produce a balanced outcome of attractive levels of income with the potential for long term growth by investing across a wide range of income generating investments. The Fund will invest at least 80% in UK equities and can also benefit from the investment opportunities outside the UK by investing up to 20% in non-UK equities. Income is enhanced through an additional investment strategy by using “options”, which are a type of financial derivative and allow the manager to increase the amount of income generated for investors.

Changes to the fund management team:

On 31.03.2017 we announced that Geoff Kirk would be joining Premier in July 2017 from Schroders, where he has worked for 11 years and has significant experience managing enhanced income funds. We intend for Geoff to be appointed as co-manager of this Fund with our head of UK equities, Chris White, who also manages Premier Monthly Income and Premier Income funds. Their start date on the fund is yet to be confirmed and in the meantime, Chris Wright will continue as fund manager. More information will be made available late in the year, but if you have any questions, email us at

In brief:

  • Aims to produce an attractive level of income, paid quarterly.
  • Mainly invests in UK equities.
  • An active option strategy is used to further enhance the income paid out.
  • Managed by an experienced manager with over 25 years of investment experience.

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This Fund might be suitable for investors:

  • whose main investment priority is income with the potential for long-term capital growth.
  • who are comfortable with putting their money aside for the long term, so at least 7 years.
  • who appreciate the potential for superior returns of investing in equities, but also understand the higher risks attached to these investments.
  • who are looking to invest in a portfolio which invests primarily in equities.
  • who understand that there are no guarantees on the return of their original capital when they come to sell their investment.

This Fund might not be suitable for investors:

  • who are unable to accept the possibility of loss on their investment.
  • who are looking for short term gains.

The suitability descriptions above are for guidance only. We would always strongly recommend that investors consult with a financial adviser who can help assess risk profiles and the suitability of a fund. We are unable to provide individual investment advice or advise on the suitability of this Fund for individual investors.

Before making an investment commitment, investors should:

Please remember that past performance is not a guide to future returns and the price of shares and the income from them may go down as well as up and there is the possibility of loss on the amount invested. Reference to any particular fund does not constitute a recommendation or advice.


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If you are interested in this Fund or would like any further information, please contact us.

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Important Information

The methodology and calculations used by the companies or organisations that provide the fund or fund manager awards and ratings are not verified by Premier Asset Management and we therefore are unable to accept responsibility for their accuracy. Ratings and awards should not be  relied upon for making an investment decision, nor are they an indication, promise or guarantee of future performance of a fund or fund manager.

The Elite Rating TM system is proprietary to FundCalibre Ltd, but should not be taken as a recommendation.

The Defaqto 2016  Diamond Rating is based on the class B shares for the Fund.  Defaqto is an independent researcher of financial products and is not authorised to provide financial advice. Premier Asset Management does not have any influence or control over the Defaqto Diamond Ratings or the methodology used to create them.  We are therefore unable to guarantee their accuracy or that these will not change in the future, or that Premier Asset Management will continue to use Defaqto ratings in the future.

Risk warning

Please remember that past performance is not a guide to future returns and the price of shares and the income from them may go down as well as up and you could get back less than you invested. Reference to any particular fund does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell the fund. If you do not have professional experience in matters relating to investments, please speak with a financial adviser before making an investment decision.

A free, English language copy of the full prospectus for each Fund, the Key Investor Information Document and Supplementary Information Document, which include the important information you need to consider before making an investment decision, are available on this website or copies can be sent to you on request. See ‘Contact Us’ for more details.