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

Press release
28
Jun
2023

IA response to the FCA consultation on UK listings regime

We want the UK to be the most globally attractive place for companies to list, invest and do business. To remain internationally competitive, innovation is key, and we welcome the FCA’s new blueprint for significant reform and changes to the current listing rules to bolster UK competitiveness, while maintaining high standards of disclosure and transparency.
Press release
28
Jun
2023

IA response to the signed MOU on financial services with the EU

The signing of the MOU on financial services is an important milestone. A close partnership between the UK and EU, which recognises the long-shared history of cooperation, is of mutual benefit and will mean a more resilient and dynamic investment management sector across Europe that benefits citizens and businesses wherever they may be located.
Press release
15
Mar
2023

IA comments on the Spring Budget

We strongly welcome the abolishment of the lifetime allowance and the increase of the pensions annual allowance. This removes unnecessary complexity and creates a clear and unambiguous incentive for people to save for retirement and helps them achieve their long-term savings goals. It also has the potential to provide additional funds for investment in UK businesses and infrastructure through DC pension schemes.
Press release
03
Mar
2023

UK trade body for investment management joins IOSCO

The Investment Association (IA), the UK’s trade body for the investment management industry which represents 250 members managing £10 trillion assets under management, has joined the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) as an affiliate member.
Press release
01
Mar
2023

IA calls for Budget to boost UK's position as world leader in financial services

The Investment Association (IA) is calling on the Chancellor to announce measures that will allow investment managers to capitalise on international opportunities, strengthen the industry’s ability to support growth in the economy and help the three-quarters of UK households who use the services of an investment manager secure their long-term financial futures.
Press release
02
Feb
2023

2022 ends with a record annual outflow from retail funds of £25.7 billion

UK investors took £282 million out of funds in December 2022, in the tenth month of net retail outflows of 2022, according to data published today by the Investment Association. This takes total retail outflows for 2022 to £25.7 billion. This is the first time that an annual outflow has been recorded, with the next lowest sales total coming in 2008 during the Global Financial Crisis at £4.2 billion. Over 2022, responsible funds bucked the trend of outflows, seeing £5.4 billion inflows throughout the year and tracker funds also saw annual inflows of £11.0 billion.