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
The Investment Association is today setting out an ambitious target to double the assets under management to £15trn in the next decade, as part of a plan to enhance the UK’s competitiveness and reputation as a global hub for asset management.IA members currently manage £7.7trn of assets, and are committed to doubling that. The goal forms part of the Investment
Commenting on the FCA’s policy statement outlining the second set of remedies from the Asset Management Market Study, Chris Cummings, CEO of the IA, said: “The IA supports the FCA’s aim to improve the clarity with which fund objectives, benchmarks and performance are communicated to savers and investors. We are committed to increasing transparency and promoting
Commenting on the announcement that ESMA’s Board of Supervisors has just approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between ESMA and the UK FCA, Chris Cummings, Chief Executive of the Investment Association, said: “Today’s announcement that the text of a Memorandum of Understanding between ESMA and the FCA has been approved brings much needed certainty for asset
Commenting on the publication of the proposed new Stewardship Code, Andrew Ninian, Director of Stewardship and Corporate Governance at the Investment Association said:“The stewardship landscape has changed significantly since the Code was last reviewed, so it is right that it is being refreshed.“Asset managers are a key player in the stewardship process, providing
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