The IAM is the international professional body for whole life management of physical assets.

Individual or corporate, large or small, public, private, government, not-for-profit or academic, The Institute of Asset Management gives you the tools to progress on your asset management journey. Created for and owned by our members, find out how we operate and how we are supported, discover the minds and partnerships behind our work.

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What is Asset Management?

Assets are anything with actual or potential value to an organisation. Asset Management is an organisation's activity to realise value from its assets. The IAM provides knowledge and best practice in asset management to ensure the best total value is derived for the individual, organisations and wider society.

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With so many current challenges and opportunities, we’re focusing on four areas that we believe Asset Management will have a positive impact upon. Whilst the IAM does not seek to define and dictate what needs doing, we have set up these programmes to identify where the context and philosophy of asset management can help. 

See each groups page using the links below. Find out who the groups are, what they are working on, as well as useful resources that can help address these topics in the profession. 

COVID-19 Coronavirus and IAM activitiesUpdated 21 June 2021

We continue to monitor COVID-19 regulations around the world as the situation eases in some locations and are keen to align our response to that. Considering this, we are making our decisions on whether to hold events and meetings virtually or physically locally, region by region in accordance with local governmental and WHO guidance. We will of course also give serious consideration to the health and safety of those involved and for any physical events or meetings we hold, ensuring all social distancing and hygiene requirements are met fully.

Delivering our events and services whilst prioritizing the wellbeing of members and staff remains our key focus in these times. Our thoughts and heartfelt wishes go out to all those impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as our sincere thanks to all those working to keep individuals safe and healthy.

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The Big Picture

The Big Picture is a visual tool for starting conversations about asset management within your organisation as well as with customers, suppliers and wider stakeholders. The intention is not to provide a guide of how to ‘do’ asset management, but rather to capture what it feels like, depicting the cultural and technical barriers.


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