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

New fraud risk targeting investors

Fraudsters and criminals have exploited the uncertainty of the COVID-19 lockdown to scam savers and investors. But how, and what should firms be on the lookout for to protect investors’ money?
Adrian Hood

Operational resilience through the COVID lens

In the COVID-19 operating environment, operational resilience is back at the top of the agenda. Take a look at the conclusions of our Operational Resilience Committee’s Business Services Working Group and the new guidance we’ve just issued.
Pauline Hawkes-Bunyan

Time to talk tech

Whether you love it or don’t understand it: you just can’t ignore it. I’m talking about tech.
Pauline Hawkes-Bunyan

Supporting the talent pipeline

Investment20/20 is the careers and talent service for the investment management industry with a specific focus on bringing diverse young people into our industry.

Its Managing Director, Karis Stander, discusses how Investment20/20 is supporting young black people to join our industry.
Karis Stander

ISA season 2020: investing during COVID-19

In the run-up to the end of the tax year, savers across the UK look to take advantage of their tax-free ISA allowance, choosing to put their money away in cash or shares. This year however take up was more muted, with coronavirus prompting caution amongst savers during this period. 
Miranda Seath

ETFs in challenging times

The coronavirus outbreak has represented what is undoubtedly the sternest test for financial markets since 2008. But as well as a challenge, it has also provided an opportunity for financial instruments to demonstrate their resilience. A paper published today by the IA demonstrates how this has been the case for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).
Hugo Gordon

Personal Resilience in Testing Times

Research tells us that working long hours not only affects our wellbeing and productivity, but a lack of regular downtime can significantly deplete our reserves and resilience. In this latest blog post to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Pauline Hawkes-Bunyan discusses personal resilience and how firms can support their employees.
Pauline Hawkes-Bunyan

It’s the office, but not as we know it

It is easier to close an office than to reopen one. This is a statement that resonates at the moment. In our latest blog post, Pauline Hawkes-Bunyan looks at how firms are taking their first tentative steps to returning to the office.
Pauline Hawkes-Bunyan

All aboard: March’s retail fund rollercoaster

As we enter the sixth week of lockdown, many of us may have adapted to this new normal, but there can be no doubt it has been an extremely difficult time for families and businesses struggling with the unprecedented circumstances. 
Miranda Seath