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Articles by Peter Toogood, Embark Group

Peter Toogood, Embark Group

Peter launched The Adviser Centre in May 2014, whilst employed by City Financial He was co-founder of the original Forsyth-OBSR Ratings Service in 2002. He joined OBSR in 2008 and was responsible for establishing the firm’s fund advisory business as well as continuing to conduct manager research.

The COVID-19 crisis: how have investment funds fared?

By Peter Toogood, Embark Group

COVID-19, Embark Adviser

Although there was no obvious deterioration in the default cycle for bonds (while US equities were expensive) there was a good chance that earnings would rise.  Indeed, risk assets started the year in a buoyant mood - then COVID-19 hit.

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Our review of Q1 in 2020

By Peter Toogood, Embark Group

Embark Adviser, General news

In our current extraordinary circumstances, it is hard to believe that the term “COVID-19” was unknown to us at the beginning of the quarter.  Risk assets may have started the year in relatively buoyant form, but the shadow of the coronavirus soon made its presence felt.

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COVID-19 crisis - scenarios for the next phase

By Peter Toogood, Embark Group

COVID-19, Embark Adviser

Although uncertainty about the future is extremely high, it is helpful to consider scenarios that may play out from here. From a financial market perspective, the variables that dictate the duration and depth of this bear market are clear.

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The anatomy of a bear market

By Peter Toogood, Embark Group

COVID-19, Embark Adviser

Bear markets are punctuated by high volatility and sharp rallies. Here are some thoughts on what we can expect in this time of crisis. The initial phase is typified by a significant drop in asset prices in a very short space of time.

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COVID-19 crisis - back to basics

By Peter Toogood, Embark Group

COVID-19, Embark Adviser

As a research team, The Adviser Centre are reading as much as they can about the COVID-19 virus in order to understand more about the potential economic consequences of the crisis. Following their guidance note posted on 16 March 2020, they offer some further thoughts

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COVID-19 crisis - economies, markets and policy responses

By Peter Toogood, Embark Group

COVID-19, Embark Adviser

The reaction of financial markets to the spread of Covid-19 has been dramatic and, as economic statistics roll in over the coming weeks and months, and companies report their earnings, the actual scale of the damage will become clearer.

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