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

Press release
06
Jul
2018

Investment Association launches report to promote LGBT+ inclusivity in the asset management industry

Friday 06 July 2018

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
Press release
05
Jul
2018

UK equity funds experienced £1.2 billion outflow in May

Thursday 05 July 2018
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
Press release
28
Jun
2018

IA launches new campaign to promote diversity in the investment industry

Thursday 28th June 2018


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
Press release
26
Jun
2018

Investment Association calls for new partnership in pension provision

Tuesday 26 June 2018


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
Press release
23
Jun
2018

Sharp spike in director-related concerns at AGM halfway point

Saturday 23rd June 2018


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
Press release
13
Jun
2018

The Investment Association calls for a new body to hold Directors to account

Wednesday 13 June 2018 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
Press release
13
Jun
2018

The Investment Association announces outcome of Property sector consultation

Wednesday 13 June 2018

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
Press release
08
Jun
2018

Investment Association responds to the FCA’s new premium listing category

Friday 08 June 2018


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. “We are pleased that the FCA
Press release
07
Jun
2018

ISA season concludes with £931 million invested in April

Thursday 07 June 2018


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.
This ISA season, £256 million was invested into funds through ISA wrappers between 1-5 April and £675 million in the rest of
Press release
06
Jun
2018

Investment Association calls for inefficiencies in the bond markets to be addressed

Tuesday 06 June 2018


The Investment Association (IA) has today published a series of best practice principles designed to improve the functioning of the bond markets during exchange and tender offers – the process whereby an issuer exchanges its existing bonds for new bond issuance or buys them back for cash.Bond markets are a cornerstone of the global economy, providing a critical source of