Memberships & Affiliates
Altus is an active participant of several industry bodies, associations and societies and contributes to industry conferences, regulatory consultations and standards development on a regular basis.
Association of Member-Directed Pension Schemes (AMPS)
AMPS is the main trade body that looks solely after self-invested pensions, or member-directed pension schemes to give them their proper title, such as Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPS) and Small Self Administered Schemes (SSASs). AMPS has in excess of 200 member firms representing all parts of the industry: SIPP providers, SSAS practitioners, pension lawyers, software developers, banks and investment houses.
British Computer Society (BCS)
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, champions the global IT profession and the interests of individuals engaged in that profession for the benefit of all. The function of BCS, established in 1957, is to exchange IT expertise and knowledge, support practitioners and set standards and frameworks. BCS has a worldwide membership of over 70,000 in over 100 countries.
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
The CISI is the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of major financial centres round the world. They now have more than 40,000 members in 89 countries.
Securities Market Practice Group (SMPG)
SMPG has established a local presence in more than 30 countries through National Market Practice Groups (NMPG). These groups are comprised of broker/dealers, investment managers, custodian banks, central securities depositories and regulators. SMPG has been extremely successful in creating globally agreed market practices which has brought the securities industry closer to achieving Straight Through Processing (STP). The UKFMPG is the investment funds NMPG for the UK and a constituent of the Investment Funds Working Group of the global SMPG
SWIFT is a member-owned cooperative through which the financial world conducts its business operations with speed, certainty and confidence. More than 10,000 financial institutions and corporations in 210 countries use SWIFT every day to exchange millions of standardised financial messages.
Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA)
TISA is the premier industry funded body working with the retail financial services industry, political parties, HM Treasury (HMT), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to enhance and improve the range, features, benefits, promotion and quality of savings and investment schemes available to all UK citizens.
The Investment Network
Altus is a proud member of The Investment Network. A simple recipe – great speakers, topical issues and a roomful of senior people from across the retail investment sector; add in plenty of time for members to discuss, debate, share ideas and absorb fresh perspectives. Then create the right environment – a beautiful country house hotel, good food and wine and lots of opportunity to chat, and you have it – The Investment Network.
Altus are sponsors of The-Pensions-Net-Work. The-Pensions-Net-Work provides a space where participants in the UK pensions and employee benefits market can hear new thinking around the predicted changes in the industry. Altus takes a seat on The-Pensions-Net-Work management board, enabling us to bring our operational perspective to the shaping and content of the meetings.
Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association (PIMFA)
The Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association (PIMFA), formerly the WMA & APFA who merged on 1st June 2017, represents firms who help individuals and families plan for their financial life journeys.Visit Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association (PIMFA)'s website
OIX (Open Identity Exchange)
OIX (Open Identity Exchange) is the UK arm of a global organisation working directly with governments and the private sector developing solutions and trust for online identity, specifically for the British citizen. OIX UK works closely with the Cabinet Office on the Identity Assurance Programme. This is the development of the GOV.UK Verify service. The identity assurance process can also be applied to other, non government websites where proof of identity is wanted. The OIX goal is to enable the expansion of online identity services and adoption of new online identity products.
TeX is a not-for-profit organisation that manages and runs the complete set of non-commercial contracts between parties, covering standards, service level agreements and matters of liability and concerning all aspects of transfers. All TeX members sign up to conforming with the agreed service level agreements, thereby ensuring both cash and in-specie transfers will be completed in a timely manner.Visit TeX's website
The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) promotes and improves the quality of pensions administration services for UK pension schemes.Visit PASA's website