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

Press release
06
Nov
2018

Investment Association calls for increased transparency in the fixed income market

The Investment Association (IA) is calling for increased transparency in the fixed income market by proposing measures to increase the availability of data on bond trades in a paper published today, ‘Fixed Income Best Execution: Not Just a Number’.
The lack of data has increasingly come under the spotlight, as under MiFID II asset managers are now required to demonstrate
Press release
01
Nov
2018

Savers diversify with continued inflows into mixed asset & global equity funds

The Investment Association’s monthly statistics of UK investor behaviour in September 2018 show:Net retail sales were positive in September, with £642 million of inflows from UK authorised and recognised funds, and funds under management totalling £1.3 trillion.Europe and UK equity funds continued to experience net retail outflows of £58 million and £329 million,
Press release
30
Oct
2018

Audit sector may be 'too big to fail' - Investment Association

The Investment Association has responded to the Competition and Markets Authority consultation on the Statutory Audit Market, highlighting that the lack of competition in the sector may hinder regulators and effectively make the industry ‘too big to fail.’ Liz Murrall, Director of Stewardship and Reporting at The Investment Association, said:“Investors rely on the quality and robustness of
Press release
26
Oct
2018

Investment20/20 expands to universities in push for diverse talent

Investment20/20, part of the Investment Association (IA), the trade body that represents asset managers, has expanded its university careers fairs and outreach programme, to more than 20 universities nationwide to attract talent from diverse backgrounds to the industry. Investment20/20 aims to attract young people from all walks of life into the investment management
Press release
09
Oct
2018

IA reveals first cohort of FinTech firms at official launch of Velocity accelerator

The Investment Association (IA) has unveiled at its launch event held on Tuesday evening the first cohort of FinTech firms which will be joining Velocity, the IA’s specialist FinTech accelerator for the asset management industry. The following five leading FinTech firms have been selected due to their innovative solutions which aim to enhance customer experience and
Press release
04
Oct
2018

Net retail outflows as investors react to Brexit uncertainty

The Investment Association’s monthly statistics of UK investor behaviour in August 2018 show:Net retail sales were negative in August, with £217 million of outflows from UK authorised and recognised funds.Europe and UK equity funds experienced net retail outflows of £303 million and £429 million respectively. North America equity funds experienced net retail inflows of
Press release
02
Oct
2018

Investment Association calls for consumer focused approach to reform PRIIPs regulation

The Investment Association (IA), the trade body that represents UK asset managers, outlines its solutions to the flaws of the Packaged Retail Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) regulation, in particular the methodology for calculating transaction costs. The IA is wholly supportive of the principle behind PRIIPs: to provide savers and investors greater transparency
Press release
19
Sep
2018

Investment Association appoints four new industry leaders to its Board

The Investment Association (IA), the trade body that represents UK asset managers, has today appointed four new Directors to its Board, bolstering its industry leadership and increasing its gender diversity.The appointments nearly double the female representation on the IA Board from just over 20% to almost 40% and reflect the IA’s commitment to increase diversity
Press release
06
Sep
2018

Equities experience third month of outflows

The Investment Association’s monthly statistics of UK investor behaviour in July 2018 show:
Net retail sales were positive in July with an additional £977 million invested into UK authorised funds, and funds under management totalling £1.3 trillion.Europe, North America, and UK equity funds experienced net retail outflows of £156 million, £256 million and £315