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

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
Press release
07
Mar
2018

The IA responds to the Chancellor’s speech on financial services and exiting the EU

Wednesday 07 March



Responding to the Chancellor’s speech on financial services and exiting the EU, Chris Cummings, Chief Executive of the Investment Association (IA), said: “The IA welcomes the Chancellor’s focus today on financial services and the Government’s recognition that the asset management industry needs clarity and certainty as we plan for Brexit. The IA supports the
Press release
22
Feb
2018

Investment Association calls for increased transparency in the use of FX Last Look

Thursday 22 February



The Investment Association (IA) has today published a series of guidelines designed to ‘shine a light’ and address a number of concerns in the use of Last Look. These guidelines form part of the IA’s call for greater transparency in the use of Last Look, and seek to address concerns that it can negatively affect the ability of asset managers to meet the needs of
Press release
19
Feb
2018

Investment Association to launch VeloCity – FinTech Accelerator for the Asset Management industry

Monday 19 February



The Investment Association (IA) has today announced that it will be launching a specialist FinTech Accelerator for the asset management industry. The new IA Accelerator – named VeloCity – will be launched later this year and is part of the asset management industry’s drive to boost innovation and speed up the adoption of new emergent technology across the sector.The
Press release
08
Feb
2018

Investment Association says TalkTalk’s actions ignore core shareholders rights and investor interests

Thursday 08 February



Commenting on TalkTalk Telecom Group plc announcement this morning of a £200 million placing of ordinary shares representing 19.99% of existing issued share capital, a spokesperson for the Investment Association said:“This placing on a non-pre-emptive basis ignores a fundamental shareholder right and a cornerstone of the UK capital raising system.‘TalkTalk’s actions
Press release
08
Feb
2018

Net sales hit a record breaking £63 billion in 2017

Thursday 08 February 2018
The Investment Association’s monthly statistics of UK investor behaviour in December 2017 show:2017 was a record breaking year with net sales into UK authorised funds reaching £63 billion Funds under management ended the year at an unprecedented £1.2 trillionFixed Income had its best-selling year and was the best-selling asset class in 2017, with a total of £14.3
Press release
11
Jan
2018

Continued investor confidence pushes fund flows to £4.4 billion in November

The Investment Association’s monthly statistics of UK investor behaviour in November 2017 show:


Funds Under Management at £1.2 trillion for November 2017
Fixed Income was the best-selling asset class with net retail sales of over £2 billion
£ Strategic Bond sector remained the best-selling sector with £1.5 billion of new retail money

Chris Cummings, Chief Executive of The Investment