The Investment Association
UK company limited by a guarantee, not for profit organisation
II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations
Trade and business associations
London WC2B 6TD
Mr Guy Sears
Interim Chief Executive
Mr Richard Metcalfe
Director, Regulatory Affairs
The Investment Association’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
The Investment Association provides a centre of excellence on investment management and publishes regular data on the state of the industry. The Investment Association members are committed to ensuring that high standards are maintained within the industry, to the benefit of investors and the industry itself.
All dossiers relating to the service of asset management, whether via funds (eg. UCITS) or for institutions such as insurers and pension schemes, and covering related matters including tax, accounting and disclosure and investor protection as it relates to these and all other investment products. Equally, we track developments such as MiFIR, touching on the wholesale markets that asset management makes accessible to customers, together with related issues such as operations and prevention of market abuse. In addition, the Association intervenes on matters of risk and risk management, including the systemic risks posed by institutions such as CCPs (clearing houses) as well as banks. We do all the above with regard to international consistency and mutual recognition.
We assist members in implementing EU legislation and host or sponsor occasional events in Brussels, such as conferences, to which EU officials, policy makers and MEPs and staff may be invited.
Jorge Morley-Smith (Director) is a member of the TAXUD Expert Group on Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information
The Investment Association works to promote a legal, tax and regulatory environment which makes investment better, both in the UK, Europe and internationally. Better for clients of investment managers, so they achieve their financial goals. Better for companies, so they get the capital they need to grow. Better for the economy, so the country prospers. In Europe our main aim is to achieve a true Single Market in investment management to improve the consumers' experience and help them achieve their (financial) aspirations.
100%: 4 75%: 6 50%: 2 25%: 18
A team of 4 is involved in active direct engagement on EU dossiers, with other staff having either occasional involvement or, more commonly, an analytical role that also entails some amount of drafting of responses to EU consultations, whether from the Commission or the ESAs.
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We are members of EFAMA (European Fund and Asset Management Association) and the Financial Future (FF) discussion forum.
01/2014 - 12/2014
3,000,000 € - 3,249,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
We have assumed an exchange rate of £1=€1.35.
The figures are marginally inflated, to the extent that some staff only joined half way through the year but have been counted as working all of 2014, in order to avoid any risk of understating the Association's spend on EU advocacy.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.