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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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Costs & Charges

The IMA has issued a revised SORP for authorised funds


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Stewardship Survey

The fourth report on adherence to the FRC’s Stewardship Code is now available


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

July 2014

Funds under management    £806.5 billion
Net Retail sales £1.9 billion
Net Institutional sales £690 million


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




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

  • £4.5trn

    Total assets managed in the
    UK by IMA member firms


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


    Assets managed in the UK
    on behalf of overseas clients


    UK-managed funds domiciled

Data as at 31 December 2012


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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