The Investment Association (IA)

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Lobbying costs:

WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.

1,250,000€ - 1,499,999€

Financial year: 01/01/2018 - 01/12/2018

Lobbyists declared: 9.25 FTE (34)

WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.


Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 3


Meetings with European Commission: 17

Lobbying costs over the years:


The Investment Association (IA)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

5437826103-53 (First registered: 30 Jun 2008)

Goals / Remit

The Investment Association is the trade body that represents UK investment managers.

Our 200 members collectively manage over £7.7 trillion on behalf of clients in the UK and around the world.

We promote UK investment management, which is the largest industry of its kind in Europe and the second largest in the world.

The industry is a significant exporter for Britain, representing over 6% of total net exports over the past ten years, and it employs roughly 38,000 people.

We support our member firms, which are governed by laws and regulations in the UK, Europe and internationally.

The IA produces daily circulars on legal and regulatory developments and creates guidance enabling UK investment managers to build effective business structures.

We engage actively with policymakers and other stakeholders in the UK and around the world to ensure that our industry remains among the world’s most competitive.

We shape the investment landscape to ensure that our members are able to deliver the best outcomes for their clients.

This includes spearheading initiatives to ensure best practice in our industry, and engaging in the public debate surrounding our industry and its growing importance amid the rising Age of Asset Management.


All dossiers relating to asset management, whether via funds (e.g. 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 follows EU work on risk and risk management, including the systemic risks posed by institutions such as CCPs (clearing houses) as well as banks. Although strictly not an EU “initiative”, we have decided to include our work in relation to “Brexit” also.


Head office:
Camomile Court 23 Camomile Street 23 Camomile Street
London EC3A 7LL,
United Kingdom

Tel: 44 02078310898

Belgium office:
Square de Meeus 35
Brussels 1000,

Tel: 32 28939731