The Investment Association (IA) has today opened its doors to establish the first cohort of ground-breaking innovators for Velocity, the IA’s specialist FinTech accelerator for the asset management industry. The 24-strong Velocity Advisory Panel, chaired by Graham Kellen, Chief Digital Officer of Schroders, and comprised of senior industry leaders and digital technology
The Investment Association (IA) has today published ‘Bringing our Whole Selves to Work’, the organisation’s first report into the LGBT+ experience in asset management, which sets out twelve key steps organisations can take to create more inclusive workplaces.The publication of the report comes a day ahead of the Pride march in London and follows a roundtable discussion
The Investment Association’s monthly statistics of UK investor behaviour in May 2018 show:Net retail sales were positive in May with an additional £1.9 billion invested into UK authorised funds, and funds under management totalling £1.2 trillionTargeted Absolute Return was the best-selling sector in May with £516 million net retails salesOutflows from UK equity funds
The Investment Association (IA), the trade body that represents UK investment managers, has today expanded its Investment20/20 programme to promote a more diverse pool of talent into the investment industry, and has launched a video challenging stereotypes of the industry’s workforce.The IA, which recently merged with Investment20/20 to help drive greater diversity in
The Investment Association (IA) today published a paper on Defined Contribution (DC) pensions, ‘Putting Investment at the Heart of DC Pensions’, highlighting the critical importance of investment management, alongside the need to increase pension contributions, if today’s savers are to have a more secure and prosperous retirement. Auto-enrolment has been a
Shareholder concerns over director accountability are on the increase as pay remains high on the agenda at the midway point of the 2018 AGM season, according to new analysis by the Investment Association (IA), the trade body that represents UK investment managers whose 240 members collectively manage more than £6.9 trillion on behalf of clients.For those FTSE All-Share
The Government should create a new, single authority with the power to punish negligent Directors, according to the Investment Association (IA), the trade body that represents UK investment managers, whose 240 members collectively manage over £6.9 trillion on behalf of clients. The IA calls for a single authority to take responsibility for sanctioning Directors who do not
The Investment Association (IA) has today announced the outcome of the Property sector review, resulting in the creation of a UK Direct Property sector and Property Other sector.Following a consultation with IA members and the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF), the IA’s Sectors Committee has decided to split the Property sector, with two new sectors to be introduced
Comment on today's announcement from the FCA on a new premium listing category for sovereign-controlled companies, Chris Cummings, Chief Executive of The Investment Association said: “The UK must remain a globally competitive and attractive place for companies to list, whilst also protecting the interests of those who invest in UK companies.
The Investment Association’s monthly statistics of UK investor behaviour in April 2018 show:A combination of positive equity markets and ISA season sales has led to a 3% increase in industry funds under management in April to £1.2 trillion.
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