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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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High-yield bonds: set for success, selectively…

By Jack Holmes, Fund Manager, Armetis Investment Management

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High-yield bonds appear set for success. Are markets set to follow a similar path over the coming years – delivering superior returns to their investment-grade counterparts?

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Retirement income doesn’t have to be as bleak as the outlook for yield

By John Stopford, Head of Multi-Asset Income, Ninety One

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Faced with plentiful headlines about underfunded pensions or potential changes to the tax system for pension pots, retirees can be understandably confused when all they want is a steady, resilient income stream to fund a comfortable later stage of life.

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The end of Reaganomics

By Peter Toogood, CIO, Embark Group

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This article may have a very grand title, but it serves to highlight the significance of a change to the very tapestry of economic policy-making that has guided central banks and governments since Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher came to power in 1979/80.

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Can a ‘rising green tide’ lift all boats?

By Stephanie Kelly, Head of Asiri, Aberdeen Standard Investments

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There is much political and financial capital devoted to tackling climate change in 2021. This reflects the growing realisation by individuals, companies, investors and policymakers of just how crucial and urgent an issue climate is.

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MMT – a magic money tree, or the real deal?

By John Reynolds, Chairman, Alpha Beta Partners

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After a decade or more of central bank fuelled quantitative easing with little apparent impact to global inflationary pressure, we have witnessed Modern Monetary Theory [MMT] being discussed more. In this article we take a closer look at MMT and how it operates at an economic level.

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Japan from a distance

By Matthew Brett, Investment Manager, Baillie Gifford

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Here’s a funny thing: since the outbreak of the pandemic and bans on non-essential international travel, the quantity of our face-to-face interactions with Japanese companies has at times, increased. Is the quality of that engagement better or worse in the Zoom age?

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