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

Press release
31
Jul
2019

Long-Term Asset Fund to boost investment from DC pensions

The Investment Association is today setting out the detail of how the new proposed Long-Term Asset Fund will help widen access to more illiquid assets, opening up investment opportunities for a range of customers, particularly those saving in Defined Contribution (DC) pension schemes over many decades.
Press release
13
Jun
2019

IA launches diversity drive to help increase black investment managers

The Investment Association (IA) has today published a landmark report into the experiences of black professionals working in the investment management industry and black students considering their careers. ‘Black Voices: Building black representation in investment management’ sets out ten key steps firms can take to create more diverse and inclusive workplaces.
Press release
25
May
2019

Shareholders call for greater transparency on dividends

The Investment Association (IA) is today calling for companies to improve the transparency of their approach to paying dividends. The IA wants companies to publish a ‘distribution policy’ setting out their approach to paying dividends to shareholders. This new approach must set out the company’s approach to dividends policy alongside other ways of returning capital to shareholders
Press release
23
May
2019

ETFs set for inclusion in the IA sectors

The Investment Association (IA) has today given the green light for exchange traded funds (ETFs) to join the IA sectors. Savers and their advisers will be able to compare ETFs against the 3,500 funds already in the IA’s 37 fund sectors from the first quarter of next year. The ETFs will be placed within the existing IA sectors, which enable comparison between open ended funds
Press release
08
May
2019

IA announces second Velocity cohort as collaboration with FinTechs grows

The Investment Association (IA) has today revealed the second cohort of FinTech firms which will be joining Velocity, the IA’s innovation hub and FinTech accelerator for the buy-side and asset management industry.Following a rigorous selection process, five leading FinTech firms have been selected due to their innovative solutions, which aim to increase business efficiency