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Below you will find the latest articles covering a wide range of issues and topics relevant to financial advisers. Articles are written by contributors from Embark’s businesses as well as other partners and providers and are not promotional or sponsored.

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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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Investment ideas for the new economy

By Ronan Kearney, Altium Investment Management

Embark Adviser

The impact of COVID-19 has accelerated some key changes in Western economies, in work, leisure and shopping behaviour. Is it a case of new investment ideas for the new economy?

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Coronavirus update: which scenario should we be preparing for?

By Asim Javed

COVID-19, Embark Adviser

From the lows recorded a month or so ago, equity markets and most notably the US market, have made a strong recovery, despite there being no immediate sign of a vaccine to combat Covid-19. A banking crisis has been so far avoided and market reassurances given, so what should we be preparing ourselves for?

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Global pandemic: how the crisis can be a catalyst for change

By Phil Bungey

COVID-19, Embark Adviser

If necessity is the mother of invention, then the lockdown has certainly driven the immediate widespread adoption of technological solutions by financial advisers, to stay connected with their clients. Will these changes will prove to be crisis-only measures or the catalyst for more fundamental change?

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Pandemic Implications for Environmental, Social and corporate Governance

By David Sheasby

Embark Adviser

The ‘social’ aspect of ESG has often been overshadowed, but the COVID-19 crisis has brought it to the forefront. The last month has clearly been dominated by the pandemic, as investors reflect on the potential impacts on global supply chains, the global economy, and corporates.

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Smart investors know that financial advice is the best route to wealth

By Dave Chessell

Embark Adviser

In these uncertain times, financial security is at the forefront of everyone’s thinking. Making the right decisions is critically important for investors, which is why now more than ever, it’s important for people to listen to the experts and take advice from qualified financial advisers.

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