Investment & Capital Markets is one of the main policy areas around which the IA’s industry work is organised. Our team’s key tasks are to:

  • Assist IA members as investors and users of capital markets to the benefit of their clients;
  • Facilitate and support our members’ ability to invest in a diverse range of asset classes – including Equity, Derivatives, Fixed Income, FX, Infrastructure and Private Markets;
  • Engage on matters directly affecting the practice of dealing/trading for investment management firms, including market structures and their relationship with other market participants, such as banks, exchanges, settlement agents, clearing houses, other vendors and agents; 
  • Assist our members as investors in specific instruments via IA Special Committees; 
  • Represent industry on ETFs through education and necessary regulatory engagement;
  • Assist industry with embracing Sustainability as one of the defining features of investing and the wider role investment managers play in a sustainable world;

Our work is varied, often changing, but always reflecting market sentiment, the broader macro-economic environment and most importantly, our members’ investment and capital markets priorities. 

Please see below for our latest publications and positions:

Investment & Capital Markets Q4 2023

Investment & Capital Markets

Q4 2023

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Latest Positions: view here

Latest Guidelines: view here

Latest Reports: see below:

IA Position Paper on how to manage exchange outages

IA Position Paper on how to manage exchange outages

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IA Briefing Paper on Sub-Custodian Timestamping in FX

April 2022
Private Markets: A Policy Explainer from the Investment Association

Private Markets: A Policy Explainer from the Investment Association

A Policy Explainer setting out the key features of Private Markets and the reasons for their growth.
February 2022
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Time to Act Now

LIBOR transition for investment managers
July 2020
Front cover of climate change report

The path to net zero

Investing in a carbon neutral future
November 2020
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LIBOR Transition Roadmap For Investment Managers

February 2019