Former deputy CIO of Premier Nigel Sidebottom dies

Sidebottom, who spent almost two decades with Premier, lost his battle against acute myeloid leukemia.

Former deputy chief investment officer of Premier Asset Management Nigel Sidebottom has died.

Sidebottom, who also ran Premier’s closed-ended funds from 1999 until 2018, passed away on 10 May. 

He had been fighting acute myeloid leukemia after being diagnosed with the condition in September 2021.  In the final weeks of his life, Sidebottom raised awareness around the lack of stem cell donors under the age of 55.

Sidebottom spent almost two decades with Premier Asset Management, joining the Guilford-based business in February 1999 and retiring nearly four years ago. 

Before that Sidebottom worked at stockbrokers Greig Middleton and Gerrard Vivian Gray, which merged in the Nineties.

He also served as a non executive director at the City of London Group and Acorn Income fund. 

In a statement, Premier Miton chief executive Mike O’Shea said: ‘Nigel was a true expert and source of great knowledge on investment trusts.

‘In addition to his long and accomplished career in private client stockbroking and in investment management, he also served as a non-executive director of various investment trusts.

‘We know he will be greatly missed by his family, friends and colleagues. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.’

PR director Bernadette Motion paid tribute to Sidebottom in a Linkedin post: ‘Nigel will be remembered by those who knew him as a true gent in every way. In spite of his colossal expertise, he had no ego and was unfailingly helpful to others,’ she wrote. 

Sidebottom’s funeral will be held in Amersham on 20 May at 10am.  

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