UK savers put £1.1 billion into funds in November 2023, according to data published by the Investment Association (IA), as Equity, Fixed Income and Mixed Asset funds turned positive. However, this was primarily driven by Tracker fund sales.
The Investment Association (IA) has today launched its latest initiative through Engine, its specialist FinTech accelerator and innovation hub for the investment management industry. The new, three-month Advanced Access Initiative is an accelerator programme specifically designed for advanced stage FinTechs looking to provide their services to investment managers.
Today's publication of the new Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and investment labels regime brings welcome clarity to investment managers on the regulator's expectations for this important area of the fund market, and we fully support the aim to bring greater transparency and comparability to sustainable investment which will help investors make informed investment decisions.
UK authorised funds have been given the green light to develop tokenisation, following the establishment of the new Technology Working Group of the Government's Asset Management Taskforce earlier this year to harness the potential of innovative technologies for the UK asset management industry.
Ahead of the Autumn Statement, the Investment Association (IA) is calling on the Government to take action to boost levels of investment and drive growth in the UK, while helping UK households better secure their financial futures.
The Investment Association (IA), alongside WTW’s Thinking Ahead Institute, has today published an industry-wide data report on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) data in the UK investment management industry. The EDI Data Survey provides an overview of diversity data collection, including a demographic snapshot of the industry's workforce. The report also explores how data can be used to inform EDI strategies, with the aim of fostering inclusivity and attracting and retaining diverse talent in the industry.