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Biden passes 270: but what does the future hold?

By Colin Moore, Global Investment Officer, Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Embark Adviser newsletter

The combination of a narrow margin of victory and the possibility that Republicans retain control of the Senate are likely to impact his administration’s potential policies.

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Building better cities: from Los Angeles to Copenhagen

By Peter Michaelis, Head of Sustainable Investment team, Liontrust

Embark Adviser newsletter

Rising urbanisation, in broad terms, has been a demographic talking point for years but today, around half of us (55%) around the world live in cities. By 2050 this proportion is expected to reach as high as 68%.

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The Great Dividend Crisis

By James Dow, Co-head of Global Income Growth, Baillie Gifford & Co.

COVID-19, Embark Adviser newsletter

Unprecedented. That is the only word to describe the collapse of corporate dividends as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The scale of the setback has exceeded even that from the Great Financial Crisis just over a decade ago, particularly in the UK.

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Accumulation vs. decumulation investment portfolios

By Geoff Brooks, CEO, Alpha Beta Partners

Embark Adviser newsletter

"Decumulation strategies are still in their infancy. There is a danger that accumulation carries on into decumulation..." To illustrate the problem, consider this example of two independently-constructed, mixed-asset growth portfolios... Both are widely available in the market today.

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Advisers: divorce should bring you closer

By David Downie, Group Chief Actuary, Embark Group

Embark Adviser newsletter

With c.40% of marriages ending in divorce currently, the likelihood is that this will affect some of your clients, meaning the adviser role is critical... but how?

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The DB SSAS: Who bares wins?

By Alan Godbeer, Regional Sales Director, Rowanmoor

Embark Adviser newsletter

Increasing numbers of business owners would prefer to pay company contributions for their key Directors but are frustrated by restrictions. Options such as Defined Benefit SSAS (DB SSAS) provide the means to offer a more valuable future pension for limited company business owners – a powerful way to convert company wealth to pension wealth.

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