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About the IMA

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.

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

Many of our policy positions are set out in the responses sent to consultations by the Government, regulators, the European Commission and others.  We also maintain links with Parliamentarians in both Westminster and the European Parliament and have contributed regularly to the deliberations of Parliamentary Select Committees.

We publish and commission research into various aspects of the industry.  This helps to inform policy submissions and promotes greater understanding of the industry.

We maintain a system of classifying funds by sector, designed to help investors and their advisers.  Funds in our sectors are regularly monitored for compliance with sector definitions, and oversight of the system is led by an industry committee, the Sectors Committee.

We are funded by our members.  Our Board consists of senior members of the industry and we have a range of committees of members covering specific subject areas.

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