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Using judgement with automation to avoid another failure in Portfolio Risk Management

By Shahid Chaudhri

Embark Adviser

A decade ago, The Times of London published my article “How to Prevent Another Failure in Risk Management”. I stressed the need for a multi-pronged approach towards risk management, comprising a combination of qualitative and quantitative techniques, for regulators to detect early signs of an imminent crisis.

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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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Key Budget changes on the IFA agenda

By David Lowe

Embark Adviser

The key announcements made in the Budget that will impact IFAs and their clients comes in the context of a massive fiscal boost for the economy of £30bn and a remarkable increase in regional, housing and infrastructure spending of more than £600bn over the life of this Parliament.

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