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

Press release
06
Sep
2021

Fundipedia and the Investment Association collaborate on real-time data service

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.
Press release
02
Sep
2021

Investors continue to back UK companies in July

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:
Press release
18
Aug
2021

Urgent reject code reform needed by Q3 this year

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.
Press release
04
Aug
2021

Fund market sees strong first half of the year with total net retail sales of £24 billion

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: