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The Investment Management Association (IMA) represents the UK investment management industry. Our members manage over £4.5 trillion of assets on behalf of UK and overseas clients.

About the IMA

Latest fund statistics

February 2014

Funds under management    £783 billion
Net Retail sales £1.8 billion
Net Institutional sales £921 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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    Figures must be spelt out to the last penny

    Asset managers may differ in how they account to clients for the costs they charge them. What they can all see, with a period of market turbulence all too fresh in memory, is that the industry must work harder to cultivate the confidence of the people whose money it manages.

    Read more

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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