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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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Embark Investor Confidence Barometer

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Managing investment risk in volatile markets

We have produced a short series on managing investment risk in volatile markets. It includes articles, insights and tips to help you keep clients educated and informed.

Greenwashing – what it is and how to tackle it

By Andrew Mason, Senior ESG Investment Analyst, Aberdeen Standard Investments

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'Greenwashing' is when a company deliberately overstates its green credentials. Unfortunately this is common in today's corporate landscape, but perhaps understandable?

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BlackRock: an open letter to CEOs for 2021

By Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock

Embark Adviser newsletter

For many years, BlackRock’s CEO Larry Fink writes an annual letter to other business leaders that is eagerly anticipated by investors and companies alike. Read his latest letter here.

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Looking forward to a recovery with 'Green Collar' jobs

By Simon Bond, Director of Responsible Investment Portfolio Management, Columbia Threadneedle

Embark Adviser newsletter

When UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced in November his plans to issue the UK’s first green gilts in 20211 it was a significant step. The announcement not only signalled the government’s intent, but also set an example that is likely to spur further issuance of green bonds and galvanise the development of green and social finance in the UK.

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The Insurance Market 2021 – ‘Hard’ market conditions bite…

By Jo Andrews, Co-Director, Hettle Andrews

Embark Adviser newsletter

At any point during the year Insurance markets will either be witnessing ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ market conditions... So what is the difference?

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Living in a digital world

By Harriet Parker, Investment manager, Liontrust Sustainable Investments

COVID-19, Embark Adviser newsletter

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.

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Keeping composure in a crazy world

By Dave Chessell, UK Distribution Director, PortfolioMetrix

Embark Adviser newsletter

Composure is essential to investing as changing strategy at the wrong time can have devastating effects on long term investment returns. Measuring how a client is likely to react to volatile markets takes more than a gut feel.

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