IA launches Next Generation Investment Committee

Future leaders in investment management will be given a bigger voice and greater opportunities to shape the industry with the launch of the Investment Association's (IA) Next Generation Investment Committee.

The new committee, which held its first formal meeting this week, has been created to bring new perspectives and creative challenge to the industry’s thinking on investment and capital markets. The committee members have been selected by their firms as future industry leaders who have strong potential to become CIOs or Heads of Asset Class, as well as for the diverse perspectives they can bring to the table. 

Shadowing the main Investment Committee, one of the IA’s high-level committees, the Next Generation Investment Committee will examine a range of issues including: achieving efficient and effective markets across all asset classes, the integration of sustainability into the investment process and the wider role of the industry in society, as well as developments relating to the changing policy and regulatory environment.

Chris Cummings, Chief Executive of the Investment Association, says: “It is vital we bring in fresh perspectives and hear from a diverse range of voices to ensure our industry remains globally competitive and continues to thrive. The creation of this new committee is an important step in achieving this and supporting the future talent of the investment management industry.”  

Richard Lacaille, Chair of IA's Investment Committee and Global CIO at State Street Global Advisors, says: “With Generation Z now firmly having entered the workplace, the generational gap in our industry has grown wider. The creation of this new committee will help bridge this, by enabling aspiring individuals to better understand the boardroom-level issues affecting our industry, while providing their fresh perspectives on these challenges and opportunities. I wish the new committee success and look forward to working with its members.” 

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