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: 01/01/2020 - 01/12/2020

Lobbyists declared: 8.75 FTE (29)

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: 0

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 UK investment management industry plays a major role in the economy, helping millions of individuals and families achieve their life goals by helping grow their investments (mainly through workplace pensions). In fact, 75% of UK households use an investment manager’s services (knowingly or unknowingly). The industry also invests billions of pounds in companies and the financing of transport networks, hospitals, schools and housing projects. The industry supports 115,000 jobs in the UK, including over 14,000 in Scotland. It’s the largest industry of its kind in Europe, and the second largest in the world, after America.

Our members range from small, independent UK investment firms to Europe-wide and global players. Collectively, they manage over £9.1 trillion of assets on behalf of their clients in the UK and around the world. We act as their voice and represent their interests to policymakers and regulators, (...)


All dossiers relating to investment 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 investment management makes accessible to customers, together with related issues such as operations and prevention of market abuse. In addition, The IA 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:
Rond-point Robert Schuman 6
Brussels 1040,

Tel: 32 22828459