Embark Investor Confidence Barometer

Welcome to the home of the Embark Investor Confidence Barometer – our twice-annual survey of investor confidence, and the ONLY place advisers can compare and contrast the views of both advised and unadvised consumers (as well as their peers) on a range of issues.

Key findings: FEBRUARY 2021

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  • Impact of advice on investor confidence stark during Covid-19 crisis
  • Times of stress ‘can be very costly’ for investors
  • Demand for advice on the rise – especially among younger investors
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  • Most clients happy with adviser’s communications during Covid
  • Advisers overestimating quality of contact – especially virtual meetings
  • Client comfort without face-to-face high at almost 70%
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  • Almost half of advisers intend to give less or cease DB transfer advice
  • Third of advised consumers with DB benefits would ‘definitely’ transfer
  • ‘Frequently ignored’ behavioural considerations for DB clients
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  • Newer adviser services most in demand by existing and future clients
  • Ad-hoc advice and email nudges edge still-popular traditional services
  • Most advisers confident in ability to charge appropriate fees in future
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