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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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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.

Plant-based foods fuelling growth

By Katherine Kelly, Research analyst, private markets, Specialist Research team, BNY Mellon

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A boom in plant-based foods and advancements in farming technology could help boost environmental protections and create myriad opportunities for global investors.

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Japan: hiding in plain sight

By Carl Vine, Portfolio Manager, M&G

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Japanese equities have been performing rather well in recent years. In fact, over the past ten years the TOPIX generated a compound annual total return of 13%, in local currency terms... well above the mid-single digit returns of other markets. 

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China Seeks self-sufficiency amid slowing growth

By Columbia Threadneedle Investments

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Beijing’s new strategy of self-dependent growth must also balance stabilising highly leveraged sectors, such as property, with maintaining sufficient employment for social stability. Will 2021’s policy surprises catch investors unaware?

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Sustainable equities: maintain focus on long term secular growth

By Hamish Chamberlayne, CFA Head of Global Sustainable Equities and Portfolio Manager, Janus Henderson

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Why could investors be wrong-footed in 2022? Powerful secular growth trends of digitalisation and electrification should dominate the market narrative over the next decade as decarbonisation of the global economy gathers pace.

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How to compare funds in Volatility Managed Sector

By Thomas Rostron, CEO, Embark Investments

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Comparing funds in the IA Volatility Managed sector is difficult due to their myriad volatility targets. So, what happened when we built a benchmark of our own?

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Is the bond bear market here to stay?

By Paul Brain Newton Investment Management

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Rising labour and raw material costs, rising interest rates and costs associated with climate change could also become a significant burden and undermine corporate profits and therefore economic growth. We would expect this to be a feature from the second quarter of next year onwards.

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