Guidelines

Following the merger of ABI Investment Affairs with the IMA on 30th June, 2014, the enlarged IMA (to be renamed The Investment Association in January 2015) has assumed responsibility for guidance previously issued by the ABI. 

1. Corporate Governance

IMA Principles of Executive Remuneration - October 2014

Introductory letter to the IMA Principles of Remuneration - October 2014

Uncapped Incentive Plans – January 2011

Joint Statement on Executive Contracts and Severance by the ABI and NAPF – February 2008

Companies Act and Articles of Association guidance – October 2009

ABI Guidelines on Responsible Investment Disclosure – January 2007

Developments in Narrative Reporting – November 2006

2. Share Capital Management

Share Capital Management Guidelines - July 2014

Transaction Guidelines - June 2014

ABI position on Lock Up agreements - April 2014

Pre-emption Group – Disapplying Pre-emption Rights – A Statement of Principles – July 2008

Shareholder Pre-emption Rights and Vendor Placings – August 1993

ABI/NAPF - Pre-emption and Underwriting – July 1996 

3. Fixed Income

ABI Statement on Best Practices In New Fixed Income Transactions - June 2014

ABI Special Committees – FAQs

Model covenants in Sterling and Euro Bond issues - June 2010

European Corporate Bond Markets: transparency, liquidity, efficiency - May 2006

European Government Bond Markets: transparency, liquidity, efficiency - May 2006

Improving the functioning of European bond markets: towards a consensus - April 2006

4. ABI Reports

Improving Corporate Governance and Shareholder Engagement - July 2013

Encouraging Equity Investment - Facilitation of Efficient Equity Capital Raising in the UK Market - July 2013

Investibility of UK Banks - December 2012

Board Effectiveness - Updating progress, promoting best practice - December 2012

Comply or Explain - Investor expectations and current practices - December 2012

Board Effectiveness - Highlighting best practice: encouraging progress - September 2011 

5. IVIS response to the UK Stewardship Code

IVIS response to the UK Stewardship Code - September 2010