Embark Group continues to monitor the Coronavirus situation in order to be able to respond appropriately as necessary. As a technology led organisation, we have full capabilities in place to enable all our staff to work remotely. We do not expect day-to-day business operations or client work to be impacted significantly and there is currently no interruption or reduction to Embark’s services or responsiveness. View our workplace risk assessments.
In May 2020 AKG issued their view of the Embark Group’s position regarding Covid-19. AKG is an independent organisation specialising in the provision of assessment, ratings, information and consultancy to the financial services industry.
During these unprecedented times of home working, social isolation and restricted movements, we are all facing new obstacles in keeping business moving.
Embark’s Platforms provide a truly digital solution. Technology is at our core and our automated procedures, straight-through processing and ability to proceed without the need of wet signatures means that we can continue to help support your business throughout this challenging time.
Vested has produced a suite of wellbeing leaflets covering physical, mental and financial aspects during this lockdown period. They are designed to give employees support over the short-term, with some ideas to cope better through the many new challenges presented by COVID-19 that would impact on their home and work lives.
The following consumer guide has been produced in a coordinated approach by various pension bodies including the Pension Protection Fund, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, Money and Pensions Service, the Pensions Ombudsman, the Pensions Regulator and the Financial Conduct Authority. It outlines the measures taken across the industry to support savers, and provide answers to many frequently asked questions, and details on the free and impartial guidance that is available.
TPR are raising awareness to all consumers of any scam warning signs. Advisers are free to use a suggested news article as well as a number of social media posts and assets to make their clients aware.
These articles are intended for regulated financial advisers and intermediaries only.
Covid-19 will likely result in changes to how society behaves and ultimately ease the transition to a more sustainable world. Crises often super-charge societal shifts that have been in action for years and this is currently happening across many areas, with decades of development squeezed into weeks.Living in a digital world
In a year overwhelmingly dominated by the pandemic, it could be tempting to dwell on the challenges that have been presented to businesses and to global society. Long before any of us had heard – let alone uttered – the words “COVID-19,” there was a trend towards more flexible working in many sectors of the economy, including in asset management.Views from the house…with no house view
Unprecedented. That is the only word to describe the collapse of corporate dividends as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The scale of the setback has exceeded even that from the Great Financial Crisis just over a decade ago, particularly in the UK.The Great Dividend Crisis