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The Investment Association comments on the launch of the Investment Management Strategy II

Wednesday 6th December

Following the announcement of the launch of the second Investment Management Strategy by The Chancellor, Philip Hammond MP, Chris Cummings, Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Association said:

“We are delighted to welcome the Government’s new, ambitious Investment Management Strategy. This strategy will give asset management firms, who collectively manage the pensions of millions of British households and hold the UK’s biggest listed companies to account, a roadmap to success through Brexit and beyond.

“Together with the Asset Management Taskforce, this comprehensive strategy provides the opportunity for partnership between Government, industry and regulators to ensure the UK remains the leading European asset management centre. The forward-looking agenda brings a welcome focus on the critical success factors of tomorrow, including harnessing the fintech revolution, encouraging sustainable investment and ensuring a diverse and world-leading workforce. Domestic excellence will help to boost the industry’s export and trade contribution as the UK looks to a new place in the world. This strategy means our industry will continue to deliver the best possible outcomes for savers and for the UK economy in the years to come.”

Notes to Editors:

To view the Investment Management Strategy II: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-inv...

To view the press announcement: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-strategy-fo...

For further information, please contact:

Michelle MacMillan
Interim Head of Media Relations
Michelle.Macmillan@theia.org
T +44 (0)20 7269 4696
M +44 (0)7771 899 8645

Helen Ayres
Media Relations Manager
Helen.Ayres@theia.org
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About the Investment Association:

  • The IA champions UK asset management, supporting British savers, investors and businesses. Our 240 members manage £6.9 trillion of assets and employ 93,500 people across the UK
  • Our members manage the pensions of 75% of UK households, provide 60% of capital market financing for UK businesses and fund 40% of initial public offerings of shares.
  • Our mission is to make investment better. Better for clients, so they achieve their financial goals. Better for companies, so they get the capital they need to grow. And better for the economy, so everyone prospers.
  • Our 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
  • The money our members manage is in a wide variety of investment vehicles including authorised investment funds, pension funds and stocks and shares ISAs.
  • The UK is the second largest investment management centre in the world, after the US and manages 37% of all assets managed in Europe.