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

Press release
06
Apr
2018

Mixed Asset funds ride out market volatility with £1 billion inflow

The Investment Association’s monthly statistics of UK investor behaviour in February 2018 show:

UK authorised funds attracted £1.2 billion from retail investors and £2 billion from institutional investors
Mixed Asset funds saw a net retail inflow of just over £1 billion, while Equity funds experienced their first outflow since January 2017
Funds under management stand at more than £1.2
Press release
05
Apr
2018

Investment Association comments on the FCA Asset Management Market Study update

Chris Cummings, Chief Executive of The Investment Association:“We welcome the FCA’s announcement today on the latest steps in implementing the Asset Management Market Study.“Our industry is committed to demonstrating, and delivering, good value to the millions of people who entrust their savings to us. We welcome the FCA recognising that people judge their asset
Press release
03
Apr
2018

The Investment Association Grows Corporate Affairs Team with Two Senior Hires

The Investment Association (IA) has appointed Anisha Patel as Head of Communications and Hannah Marwood as Head of Government Affairs to help boost the industry’s profile with consumers and policymakers. Reporting to Emily Walch, Corporate Affairs Director, they will be responsible for helping to protect, promote and enhance the reputation of the asset management
Press release
22
Mar
2018

Launch of IA Learning to provide cyber security training

The Investment Association (IA) has today announced the launch of IA Learning - a new online training portal created specifically for the asset management industry. As part of the expansion of the IA’s training services, and in response to the increasing focus on the management of risk, IA Learning will also provide a suite of GCHQ certified courses on General Data
Press release
20
Mar
2018

Asset managers affected by MiFID II research rules in over a third of key non-EU jurisdictions

The Investment Association (IA) in partnership with Dechert LLP has today published Global Survey on Payment for Research, a review of the research payment rules in 33 key global jurisdictions followingthe implementation of MiFID II on 3rd January 2018. MiFID II has had a significant impact on arrangements for the receipt and payment of research requiring the complete
Press release
08
Mar
2018

Fixed Income tops the asset classes with £1.6 billion of net retail inflows

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

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.
Press release
22
Feb
2018

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

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 their clients