Explore asset management knowledge resources.

The IAM develops industry knowledge through collaborative projects, events and training, professional standards and publications. In this way, we can develop the asset management discipline and provide resources that are of benefit to professionals, organisations and ultimately wider society. At its best, asset management has a positive impact on the well-being of the planet and the societies within it.

Whether you are a newcomer to the discipline or engaged in the profession, use this section as a starting point to build your understanding of asset management.


Where to start

If you’re a newcomer to asset management and would like some context, we have developed key reference materials which give you an introduction to the asset management profession.

Asset Management - an anatomy

This publication introduces what asset management can achieve. Improve your understanding of the concepts and philosophy behind asset management, with international contributions from our members.

Explore the Anatomy

The Big Picture

Consolidate asset management understanding among your staff, customers and wider stakeholders. This invaluable training resource for organisations aims to bring everyone up to speed.

View the Big Picture

The Asset Management Landscape

The Landscape presents good practice for developing asset management structures from fundamentals, to measuring performances and making improvements.

Discover the Landscape



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If you are an asset management professional, contribute to our collaborative knowledge projects and keep up to date with professional standards.

Subject Specific Guidelines

SSGs are a project in progress - to complete a series of publications designed to expand and enrich asset management knowledge, covering the 39 Subjects in Asset Management - an anatomy. 

Explore SSGs

International Standards ISO 55000

The asset management ISO 55000 is a major achievement of the IAM. This international standard consolidates management systems and is a key text for learning about best practice.

Read about ISO 55000

Developing and maintaining a Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP)

This guiance document provides practical advice for the development of a strategic plan for asset management.

Discover the SAMP guidance



Projects in progress

IAM projects aim to develop different aspects of the asset management discipline, and we often produce knowledge in collaboration with industry professionals, professional bodies and other organisations.

Our major completed projects include shaping professional standards PAS 55 and ISO 55000.

Explore Projects in Development