Welcome to Saving Matters - the IA’s blog. Here you can find articles on a whole range of investment-related topics, as well as our views on industry news and developments

Q1 stats: Savers remain confident, but early signs of rising inflation sighted

Savers invested £4.4 billion in March bringing the total net retail sales for the first quarter of 2021 to £10 billion. Whilst down on the exceptional £17 billion inflow seen in the final quarter of 2020, the Q1 total still represents healthy net sales and shows that savers remain confident in the fund market.
Richard Hale

New industry Mental Health Hub to support wellbeing

Mental health is an integral pillar of our wellbeing. Good mental health is, as the World Health Organisation puts it, fundamental to our collective and individual ability as humans to think, emote, interact with each other, earn a living and enjoy life. It is vital therefore that we are all looking after our own mental health, and supporting others to do the same.
Emma Sears

IA brings greater transparency to FX algorithmic trading

Investment managers are among the increasingly common users of FX algos to conduct their trades. With this in mind, the Investment Association (IA) has today published an FX Algo Due Diligence Questionnaire, created by its members to establish a common framework for the request of information from clients to their FX algo providers.
Hugo Gordon