Premier Miton Group AuM £13.9 billion with new sustainable multi-asset fund to launch

Premier Miton

Premier Miton Group plc (LON: PMI) today provided an update on its unaudited statement of Assets under Management for the first quarter of its current financial year.

·   £13.9 billion closing AuM at 31 December 2021 (30 September 2021: £13.9 billion)

·   £87 million of net outflows from open ended funds for the Quarter

·   491 products managed by 17 investment teams at the Period end

·   80%2 of funds in the first or second quartile of their respective sectors

Mike O’Shea, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

“The Group’s AuM ended the Quarter flat at £13.9 billion. The closing AuM includes the previously announced winding up of the £101 million Acorn Income Fund Limited and £87m of net outflows.

Although it was disappointing to experience net outflows following four quarters of net inflows totalling £830 million, the net flows reflect a challenging period for UK fund flows in general, and for UK equities in particular. Importantly, our investment performance remains strong, with 80% 2 of funds in the first or second quartile of their respective sectors since launch or fund manager tenure, with both our more established and newer funds performing well.

We are also delighted to be launching the Premier Miton Diversified Sustainable Growth Fund on 1 March 2022, managed by the same investment team behind the existing, strongly performing range of five Diversified, directly invested multi-asset funds3. The fund will focus on investments with a strong environmental, social and governance (‘ESG’) profile and those which we believe offer longer-term sustainable growth themes. Our key strengths of investment excellence, active management and acting responsibly as we move towards a more sustainable future, coupled with our strong financial position means I am confident that Premier Miton is well positioned for future growth.”

Assets under Management:

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OpeningAuM1 Oct 2021£m Quarter 1 net flows£mMarket / investment performance£mClosingAuM31 Dec 20214£m
 Equity funds8,223(70)1458,298
Multi-asset funds3,919(79)653,905
Fixed income funds59462(7)649
Investment trusts784(100)(10)674
Segregated mandates411(1)1411
 Total13,931(188)19413,937

1 Comprising of 43 open-ended funds, four investment trusts and two external segregated mandates.

2 The quartile performance rankings are based on Investment Association sector classifications where applicable, this covers 35 open-ended funds. Data is sourced from FE fundinfo using the main representative post-RDR share class, based on a total return, UK Sterling basis. All data is as at 31 December 2021 and the performance period relates to when the fund launched or the assumed tenure of the fund manager(s).

3 Premier Miton Balanced Multi Asset Fund will be renamed Premier Miton Diversified Sustainable Growth Fund on 1 March 2022.

4 AuM and net flows are presented after the removal of AuM invested in other funds managed by the Group. At the Period end these totalled £192 million.

Premier Miton Investors is focused on delivering good investment outcomes for investors through relevant products and active management across its range of investment strategies, which include equity, fixed income, multi-asset and absolute return.

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