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IA says access to global talent of 'utmost importance' post-Brexit

  • Publish Date: Posted over 7 years ago

Institutional and retail investors are investing increasing amounts into solutions-based strategies. At the end of last year, £5.7trn (€6.6trn) of assets were looked after by members of the IA, the same as the revised figure for 2014 but equated to an 8% growth per annum over the last decade, according to the survey. At the end of 2015 80% of assets under management in the UK were managed for institutional investors, with pension funds remaining the largest client group, at 40%. In terms of asset allocation, alternative asset classes are growing in importance. The IA said, “Allocations outside the mainstream asset classes continued to increase, reaching 19% by the end of 2015. More than half of assets in this category are now represented by ‘solutions-based’ strategies, as both institutional and retail investors diversify more widely and focus more on investment outcomes.”