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Read the IMA’s report on the use of dealing commission for the purchase of investment research

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The IMA has issued a revised SORP for authorised funds

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IMA Asset Management Survey 2013-2014

The 12th annual survey is now available

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The Investment Management Association (IMA) represents the UK investment management industry. Our members manage over £5 trillion of assets on behalf of UK and overseas clients.

About the IMA

Revised SORP

The IMA has issued a revised Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) for the financial statements of UK authorised funds. These revisions were subjected to a public consultation in 2013.

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Latest fund statistics

September 2014

Funds under management    £813 billion
Net Retail sales £702 million
Net Institutional sales £796 million

Research

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    Research is an important element in the IMA’s work, providing insight into the asset management industry and its environment.

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Our purpose

The IMA’s purpose is to ensure investment managers are in the best possible position to:

  • Build people’s resilience to financial adversity
  • Help people achieve their financial aspirations
  • Enable people to maintain a decent standard of living as they grow older
  • Contribute to economic growth through the efficient allocation of capital

Chief Executive Blog

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    The future of Investment research

    The IMA has responded to the ESMA consultation on MiFID II in relation to the proposal to impose substantial restrictions on the use of dealing commissions to pay for investment research from January 2017.

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The industry in numbers

  • £5.0 trillion

    Total assets managed in the UK by IMA member firms

    £770 billion

    Managed in UK -authorised funds (OEICs and unit trusts)

    £2.0 trillion

    Assets managed in the UK on behalf of overseas clients

    £775 billion

    UK-managed funds domiciled overseas

Data as at 31 December 2013

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Policy and consultations

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    IMA responds to papers by Regulators and Governments as well as giving evidence to Parliamentary committees.

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