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

Financial services are crucial to making Brexit a success – but the City must not become Brussels' rule-taker

As negotiators convene to hammer out a trading relationship between Britain and the EU, the next 10 or 11 months will prove crucial in securing a deal. Financial services will need to feature heavily in these discussions. With three quarters of UK household relying on the investment management industry to provide for their future, it is crucial that this deal meets the needs of these millions of savers, including pensioners across the country.

IA's Responsible Investment Framework aims for clarity within industry's ESG space

2019 has seen the climate crisis top the global agenda, with images of Greta Thunberg at the United Nations, plastic-clogged oceans and extreme weather capturing the public attention. Closer to home, we’ve seen Extinction Rebellion target the City and the issue for the first time being a focus for all political parties in the run up to the general election.

Fund managers must earn customers' trust

Today, three-quarters of UK households trust the investment management industry with their savings. Investment funds put those savings to work, helping people save for life's big events, whether that is getting on the first steps on the property ladder or planning for retirement.

You don’t have to be pale and male to have a career in money

Today, young people across London will be, with hearts pounding, receiving their much anticipated A-level results. Many will be taking up university places, but others will be looking to take their first steps into full-time work.

Fund sector needs Whitehall changes to make apprenticeships work

I may not be what first comes to mind when you think of diversity. I am white, male, middle aged, and now decidedly middle class. But it wasn’t always so. When I was weighing up my career options as a teenager, most of my peers were readying themselves for a life working in the coal pit.