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

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
Press release
08
Jun
2018

Investment Association responds to the FCA’s new premium listing category

Comment on today's announcement from the FCA on a new premium listing category for sovereign-controlled companies, Chris Cummings, Chief Executive of The Investment Association said: “The UK must remain a globally competitive and attractive place for companies to list, whilst also protecting the interests of those who invest in UK companies.
Press release
07
Jun
2018

ISA season concludes with £931 million invested in April

The Investment Association’s monthly statistics of UK investor behaviour in April 2018 show:A combination of positive equity markets and ISA season sales has led to a 3% increase in industry funds under management in April to £1.2 trillion.
Press release
06
Jun
2018

Investment Association calls for inefficiencies in the bond markets to be addressed

The Investment Association (IA) has today published a series of best practice principles designed to improve the functioning of the bond markets during exchange and tender offers – the process whereby an issuer exchanges its existing bonds for new bond issuance or buys them back for cash.Bond markets are a cornerstone of the global economy, providing a critical source of
Press release
03
May
2018

ISA season kicks off with £620 million invested

The Investment Association’s monthly statistics of UK investor behaviour in March 2018 show:Net retail sales positive in March with an additional £1.5 billion invested into UK authorised funds. In March, ISA sales turned positive for the first time in seven months at £363 million, with an additional £256 million in the first 5 days of April as investors sought to use
Press release
01
May
2018

IA helps asset managers tackle cyber security threats

The Investment Association (IA) today hosts its first Cyber Security Conference for Asset Management. With more cyber-attacks launched on UK businesses than ever before, the IA’s conference brings together key experts from law enforcement and government agencies to advance the industry’s ability to identify and respond to cyber threats.At the conference, the IA and KPMG