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IAM: The Institute of Asset Management
April 2011

For once, the good weather here in UK seems well-timed for our Easter Holiday and Royal Wedding!  I hope you enjoy a relaxing break if you have time off.

We are excited about our annual Members Conference in June and we're looking forward to meeting you there.  Do book if you haven't already done so - it is excellent value and we expect a strong attendance. 

Unfortunately, many of you were omitted from our mailings last year owing to IT issues.  If this is only the second of our electronic Monthly Newsletters that you have received, it may also be because various spam filter settings and other IT arrangements have stopped yours!   See below to control what we send you.



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Members Conference 20-22 June 2011

An outline programme for our 2-day Members Conference on 20/21 June is now available on our website.  We are delighted at the high quality of speakers and the good mix of technical content with business and financial, for example, our keynote speaker is Chief Executive of Capita Symonds.

This is followed by a Competence & Qualifications Workshop on 22nd. The Workshop will focus on Asset Management Leadership and structuring roles and responsibilities in organisations.  Also included - emerging Qualifications and how to get involved - and progress with the International Accord.  Why not book this as well?

No doubt the drinks reception and dinner on 20th - all included! - will be as popular as ever and, for the first time,  we are hoping to have an exclusive speaker from a high profile world-beating project...

You won't meet a more interesting or influential group of senior asset managers in a relaxed social setting anywhere else!  The same high quality accommodation is available and, once again, we already have bookings from Canada, China, Africa, Australia and USA.


Certificate & Diploma - FREE Seminar!

The IAM is organising a short seminar in London on 26 May (10:30-13:00) to review its plans for the launch of two new professional qualifications for asset management - the IAM Certificate and the IAM Diploma.

Findings from the recent questionnaire survey will be presented and delegates will be invited to contribute to plans for finalising the designs of the awards, development of training and assessment requirements and launch dates.

The seminar will be hosted by lawyers Osborne Clark.  Attendance is free but by invitation.  Email Tim Feest, IAM CPD Projects Manager to book your place.

Dates for your Diary

25 May 2011 - Asset Management: can we do it better. FREE - TPN event at Tata Steel Scunthorpe, UK

20-21 June 2011 - IAM Annual Members Conference, Warwick University. There is an optional Workshop on 22nd June: 'Developing People for Asset Management Organisations.

29 November - 1 December 2011 - The Asset Management Conference, IET London: Savoy Place.  For more details visit -

30 November 2011 - IAM Annual Lecture and Dinner. Savoy Place, London.  


and finally...

Our new website seems to be popular but we are painfully aware that anyone still using Internet Explorer 6 is having difficulties accessing it.  

Microsoft withdraws support from IE6 later this year, so please encourage your corporate IT people to upgrade (because this affects many modern websites).  We do apologise, however, and we have recently authorised some further work to redesign part of our website.  

As far as we know, none of the other browsers are affected so please use Safari / Firefox / Chrome etc - or later versions of IE if you can.  

Thank you.


David McKeown
Chief Executive

Index to Contents
Control what we send you!
Members Conference 20-22 June 2011
Certificate & Diploma - FREE Seminar!
Dates for your Diary
and finally...

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