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

Press release
01
May
2018

IA helps asset managers tackle cyber security threats

Tuesday 01 May 2018


The Investment Association (IA) today hosts its first Cyber Security Conference for Asset Management. With more cyber-attacks launched on UK businesses than ever before, the IA’s conference brings together key experts from law enforcement and government agencies to advance the industry’s ability to identify and respond to cyber threats.At the conference, the IA and KPMG
Press release
27
Apr
2018

Investment Association responds to the joint announcement from HM Treasury & the European Commission

Friday 27 April 2018


Responding to today's announcement that HM Treasury and the European Commission have asked the European Central Bank and the Bank of England to convene a technical working group on risk management, Chris Cummings, Chief Executive of The Investment Association (IA) said:“We strongly welcome today’s announcement from HM Treasury and the European Commission. It is important
Press release
17
Apr
2018

1 in 10 FTSE 350 companies fall short on gender diversity targets

Tuesday 17 April 2018





The Investment Association (IA) and the Hampton-Alexander Review have written to 35 FTSE 350 companies with low female representation at leadership level, calling for change. 14 companies in the FTSE 100 have been singled out. Companies in the FTSE 100 who have all-male Executive Committees, such as BP and Smurfit Kappa Group, and companies whose combined Executive
Press release
09
Apr
2018

IA puts diversity at the heart of its business by joining forces with careers provider Investment20/20

Monday 09 April 2018





Investment20/20 and the Investment Association (IA) have today announced that the two organisations are joining together to increase diversity by changing perceptions and raising awareness of careers within the investment management industry.
By combining their expertise and resources, the new partnership will consolidate and expand industry efforts to make the investment
Press release
06
Apr
2018

Mixed Asset funds ride out market volatility with £1 billion inflow

The Investment Association’s monthly statistics of UK investor behaviour in February 2018 show:

UK authorised funds attracted £1.2 billion from retail investors and £2 billion from institutional investors
Mixed Asset funds saw a net retail inflow of just over £1 billion, while Equity funds experienced their first outflow since January 2017
Funds under management stand at more than £1.2
Press release
05
Apr
2018

Investment Association comments on the FCA Asset Management Market Study update

Thursday 05 April 2018


Chris Cummings, Chief Executive of The Investment Association:“We welcome the FCA’s announcement today on the latest steps in implementing the Asset Management Market Study.“Our industry is committed to demonstrating, and delivering, good value to the millions of people who entrust their savings to us. We welcome the FCA recognising that people judge their asset
Press release
03
Apr
2018

The Investment Association Grows Corporate Affairs Team with Two Senior Hires

Tuesday 03 April 2018


The Investment Association (IA) has appointed Anisha Patel as Head of Communications and Hannah Marwood as Head of Government Affairs to help boost the industry’s profile with consumers and policymakers. Reporting to Emily Walch, Corporate Affairs Director, they will be responsible for helping to protect, promote and enhance the reputation of the asset management
Press release
22
Mar
2018

Launch of IA Learning to provide cyber security training

Thursday 22 March 2018


The Investment Association (IA) has today announced the launch of IA Learning - a new online training portal created specifically for the asset management industry. As part of the expansion of the IA’s training services, and in response to the increasing focus on the management of risk, IA Learning will also provide a suite of GCHQ certified courses on General Data
Press release
20
Mar
2018

Asset managers affected by MiFID II research rules in over a third of key non-EU jurisdictions

Tuesday 20 March 2018


The Investment Association (IA) in partnership with Dechert LLP has today published Global Survey on Payment for Research, a review of the research payment rules in 33 key global jurisdictions followingthe implementation of MiFID II on 3rd January 2018. MiFID II has had a significant impact on arrangements for the receipt and payment of research requiring the complete
Press release
08
Mar
2018

Fixed Income tops the asset classes with £1.6 billion of net retail inflows

Thursday 08 March 2018


The Investment Association’s monthly statistics of UK investor behaviour in January 2018 show:
Retail investors allocated £3.7 billion and institutional investors £539 million into UK authorised funds
January saw positive inflows into the three main asset classes; Fixed Income led the way again with a £1.6 billion net retail inflow
UK investors continued looking