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

Press release
31
Aug
2018

Investment Association appoints Head of European Affairs

The Investment Association (IA) has promoted Johannes Woelfing to the newly created position of Head of European Affairs as part of the trade association’s move to increase its permanent presence in Brussels. Johannes, formerly Regulatory and Legal Specialist, has been with the IA for four years and will be the IA’s main representative in Brussels as of 1 September 2018. He will be responsible
Press release
02
Aug
2018

Low net retail sales reflect continued uncertainty

The Investment Association’s monthly statistics of UK investor behaviour in June 2018 show:
Net retail sales were positive in June with an additional £840 million invested into UK authorised funds, and funds under management totalling £1.2 trillionGlobal was the best-selling sector in June with £291 million net retail salesEurope and UK equity funds each experienced
Press release
18
Jul
2018

IA’s Velocity Accelerator opens its doors to establish the first cohort of FinTech innovators

The Investment Association (IA) has today opened its doors to establish the first cohort of ground-breaking innovators for Velocity, the IA’s specialist FinTech accelerator for the asset management industry. The 24-strong Velocity Advisory Panel, chaired by Graham Kellen, Chief Digital Officer of Schroders, and comprised of senior industry leaders and digital technology
Press release
05
Jul
2018

UK equity funds experienced £1.2 billion outflow in May

The Investment Association’s monthly statistics of UK investor behaviour in May 2018 show:Net retail sales were positive in May with an additional £1.9 billion invested into UK authorised funds, and funds under management totalling £1.2 trillionTargeted Absolute Return was the best-selling sector in May with £516 million net retails salesOutflows from UK equity funds
Press release
28
Jun
2018

IA launches new campaign to promote diversity in the investment industry

The Investment Association (IA), the trade body that represents UK investment managers, has today expanded its Investment20/20 programme to promote a more diverse pool of talent into the investment industry, and has launched a video challenging stereotypes of the industry’s workforce.The IA, which recently merged with Investment20/20 to help drive greater diversity in
Press release
26
Jun
2018

Investment Association calls for new partnership in pension provision

The Investment Association (IA) today published a paper on Defined Contribution (DC) pensions, ‘Putting Investment at the Heart of DC Pensions’, highlighting the critical importance of investment management, alongside the need to increase pension contributions, if today’s savers are to have a more secure and prosperous retirement. Auto-enrolment has been a
Press release
23
Jun
2018

Sharp spike in director-related concerns at AGM halfway point

Shareholder concerns over director accountability are on the increase as pay remains high on the agenda at the midway point of the 2018 AGM season, according to new analysis by the Investment Association (IA), the trade body that represents UK investment managers whose 240 members collectively manage more than £6.9 trillion on behalf of clients.For those FTSE All-Share
Press release
13
Jun
2018

The Investment Association calls for a new body to hold Directors to account

The Government should create a new, single authority with the power to punish negligent Directors, according to the Investment Association (IA), the trade body that represents UK investment managers, whose 240 members collectively manage over £6.9 trillion on behalf of clients. The IA calls for a single authority to take responsibility for sanctioning Directors who do not
Press release
13
Jun
2018

The Investment Association announces outcome of Property sector consultation

The Investment Association (IA) has today announced the outcome of the Property sector review, resulting in the creation of a UK Direct Property sector and Property Other sector.Following a consultation with IA members and the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF), the IA’s Sectors Committee has decided to split the Property sector, with two new sectors to be introduced