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The Investment Association represents UK investment managers. We have over 200 members who manage more than £5 trillion for clients around the world, helping them to achieve their financial goals. Our aim is to make investment better for clients, companies and the economy so that everyone prospers.

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We’re the voice of the industry. From giving speeches at events to contributing articles to key publications, we make sure our voice gets heard.

Why do you need to save?

From putting a child through university to ensuring you have a comfortable retirement, most of us have financial goals. Saving regularly and starting early can help you to achieve them.

We’re the sole voice of UK investment. We represent our members in the media, in regulatory circles and in British and European parliaments.
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To reach your financial goals you may need to save or invest your money. By putting it into a bank or building society account you can earn interest with little risk. But the effects of inflation might mean that over time you can buy less with your money.

Investing in assets such as shares, bonds or property offers potentially higher rewards but there is also more risk and the value of your investments could fall as well as rise. You should think carefully about what you want to achieve, your timescale and how much risk you are prepared to take.

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Main Types of Investment

  • Cash

    Save money in a bank account.

  • Bonds

    Make a loan to a government or company.

  • Shares

    Invest in a company by buying shares.

  • Property

    Make money from rent and property sales.

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CEO's blog

The latest from Daniel Godfrey, CEO of The Investment Association.

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We produce industry-wide statistics about fund sales and funds under management every month (figures from February 2015).