The Investment Association and the Hampton-Alexander Review have written to 69 of the FTSE 350 companies, outlining concerns about the lack of gender diversity on their board.The letter, which has been sent to companies who have no women or just one woman on their board, asks companies to outline what action they are taking to make progress and ensure they are meeting the
Commenting on the result of the Meaningful Vote, Chris Cummings, Chief Executive of the Investment Association, said:“It is extremely disappointing that after such long negotiations and a second meaningful vote, the Brexit uncertainty continues. “We are now merely weeks away from the Article 50 deadline, and it is critical that every effort is made to avoid a no-deal exit from the EU. This is
The Investment Association (IA), the trade body that represents UK asset managers, has today published figures on on how savers invested in January.Net retail sales were negative in January, with £859 million of outflows from UK authorised and recognised funds.Europe and UK equity funds continued to experience net retail outflows of £450 million and £135 million,
For immediate release: 06 March 2019The IA’s FinTech innovation hub and accelerator, Velocity, and Brussels-based FinTech ecosystem B-Hive have today signed a partnership designed to boost FinTech innovation across the asset management industry by promoting pan-European collaboration.The partnership signed by Fabian Vandenreydt, Executive Chairman, B-Hive and Peter Harrison, Chair of the IA
The Investment Association (IA) and the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF) have today announced that the two organisations have signed a memorandum of understanding that AREF will become a member of the IA. This new partnership will enable the IA to better represent all aspects of the property fund industry and the savers and investors who are its customers. Property
The Investment Association (IA) has today launched a roadmap to guide asset managers through the transition from LIBOR to SONIA, the new risk-free rate.The roadmap, jointly produced with Oliver Wyman, outlines a series of steps designed to help asset managers complete the transition by 2021, the date by which the FCA plans to retire the benchmark rate.With over $240
Ahead of the starting gun being fired on the 2019 AGM season, the Investment Association (IA) has announced it will highlight companies who are lagging behind on diversity, or pay pension contributions to executive directors at rates above the majority of the workforce.The IA’s Institutional Voting Information Service (IVIS) which provides corporate governance research to
The Investment Association (IA) has today launched new guidance to help fund managers communicate more clearly with UK savers. Three-quarters of investors struggle with technical terms, according to consumer testing carried out in partnership with The Wisdom Council, with savers facing the following challenges: Difficulty understanding a range of commonly-used
New analysis of voting trends during the 2018 AGM season published today shows that shareholder rebellions rose by over a quarter in 2018, landing 120 companies on the Investment Association’s Public Register of shareholder votes. The new data compiled by the Investment Association, the trade body that represents the UK’s asset management industry, shows that 120 FTSE All-Share companies were
The Investment Association (IA), the trade body that represents UK asset managers, has today published figures on how savers invested in 2018:
Net retail sales for 2018 were £7.2 billion, in comparison to £48.5 billion in 2017
UK equity funds saw net retail outflows of £4.9 billion in 2018.
Global was the best-selling sector of 2018 with net
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