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International Membership

The extensive advice and support provided by the UK's investment trade body is available to investment managers outside of the UK through International Membership.

The Investment Association (IA) represents the UK-based investment management industry, which is entrusted with £10 trillion of assets to manage, 46% of which is for overseas clients.

Advocacy & Insight

The IA provides support, advocacy, and insight for its members. 

With the change and disruption to the regulatory and political landscape set to continue, IA members have access to best in class resources, advice, and partnerships both nationally and internationally. Access to in-country regulatory, policy and operational intelligence is crucial. So too is thought leadership on industry issues, insight into the debate on regulatory frameworks, awareness of the challenges posed by demography and environmental change across markets, and the need to be at the forefront of FinTech options that provide client solutions.

Partnership with Government

A global outlook makes the UK the natural home for firms to locate international activity and as a result British-based investment management has secured its place as the leading centre for global third-party investment delegation. This is why the IA works with the UK's Department for International Trade's financial services team and the Financial Conduct Authority's Asset Management Authorisation Hub who enable firms to make the transition to the UK when they are ready. 

How to Join

In order to qualify for International Membership a firm must be a regulated investment manager in its home country but without a UK Investment Management function or currently marketing funds to the UK. 

The IA also offer separate membership category for investment managers with a UK investment management function.

For more information about international membership, or other membership categories, please contact [email protected].