Read our latest press releases covering IA and industry news, developments and events.

Press release
17
Oct
2020

FTSE 100 cut executive pensions under shareholder pressure

Significant progress has been made on bringing executive pension contributions in line with those received by the majority of the workforce, following calls from shareholders for this alignment as an issue of fairness and to foster good employee relations.
Press release
09
Oct
2020

Investors call for greater transparency on ethnic diversity on boards

Investment managers are calling for greater transparency on ethnic diversity on boards as almost three-quarters of FTSE 100 companies failed to report the ethnic make-up of their boards in this year’s AGM season, according to data from the Investment Association (IA)*.
Press release
24
Sep
2020

UK investment management resilient in the face of headwinds

Total assets under management by Investment Association (IA) members reached a record high of £8.5 trillion at the end of 2019, despite ongoing political instability including the UK’s departure from the EU in January 2020.
Press release
15
Sep
2020

IA launches guidance for investment managers working with FinTechs

For investment managers to successfully adopt cutting-edge technology, there must be a clear, specific business problem to solve, and an organisational culture and multi-level senior sponsorship supportive of innovation, a new guide published today by the Investment Association (IA) has concluded.
Press release
10
Sep
2020

IA launches consultation on Global Bonds sector

The Investment Association (IA) has today launched a consultation into the future of its Global Bonds sector. The IA’s 37 sectors enable savers to easily navigate the open-ended fund market by dividing them into groups of similar funds. The consultation proposes dividing the Global Bonds sector, comprised of 193 funds, into ten new sectors.