Total funds under management (FUM) for UK investors have also seen an 11% increase year on year, reaching £1.4 trillion in 2020. Quick adaptation to home working, a focus on delivering for customers, and crucial interventions from the central banks were all key aspects of the industry’s recovery and resilience through the Covid–19 pandemic.
Fundipedia, a FinTech innovator and member of IA Engine, is collaborating with the Investment Association (IA) to improve an important data service that helps make it easier for the industry to speed up the transfer and re-registration of retail investors’ holdings as they move between platforms. The upgraded IA Common Shareclass Register (CSR) powered by Fundipedia, which contains listings for over 6,000 individual funds for 130 retail-facing investment firms went live on 1 September.
Investors channelled £295 million into funds investing in UK companies in July, in the second consecutive month of inflows to the UK All Companies sector, July data published today by the Investment Association (IA) reveals. The FTSE All-Share rallied towards the end of the month and the outlook for dividend payments continues to strengthen, which may be contributing to more positive investor sentiment towards UK shares. The FTSE All-Share total return year-to-date is 11.68%.The other key findings for July include:
A new industry-leading programme to boost early-stage FinTechs has been launched today by Engine, The Investment Association’s specialist FinTech accelerator and innovation hub for the investment management industry.
Banks and liquidity providers need to map out standardised reject codes to asset managers by Q3 2021, with full implementation in H1 2022, investment managers have called for today. Standardised reject codes help ensure that the rationale for a trade being rejected is well understood, in order to protect investors and ensure they aren’t exposed to undue market risk.
The first half of 2021 has seen total net retail sales of £24 billion, the highest level of half-year sales since 2017, which saw record levels of investment, June data published today by the Investment Association (IA) reveals. The other key findings for June include: June data published today by the Investment Association (IA) reveals. The other key findings for June include:
The latest thinking from leading experts in investment management and beyond on what the future world of work might look like, has been brought together in a new document published by the Investment Association (IA) today.