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Embark Group reports 15% Organic Growth and 450% increase in Adjusted Earnings in 2019

By Ross Fisher

Embark Group news, Press Release

The Embark Group reports its consolidated annual results for the year ending 31 December 2019. The period brought accelerated organic growth and improved operational performance for Embark.

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Planning your retirement planning: what does a good CRP look like?

By David Norman

Embark Adviser

The UK is getting older, with statistics estimating that by 2066 one in four of the UK population will be aged 65 or over, while five million will be 85 or over. This is creating a huge planning task for financial advisers, particularly as the number of retirees with final salary pensions is shrinking fast.

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Embark completes acquisition of Zurich Retail Investment Platform and the Zurich Horizon ‘ACD’

By Ross Fisher

Embark Group news, Press Release

Embark Group is pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of Zurich’s Investment and Retail Platform and its Authorised Corporate Director & Investment Management businesses, as it continues to build its presence in the UK retirement and investment savings sector.

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Market emergency survival

By Greg B Davies

Embark Adviser

Finding the right words in a crisis is never easy. However, when it comes to knowing what to say and how to say it – to yourself or others – one cure does not always fit all. Every client experiences anxiety in different ways, and so it’s up to advisers to find personalised ways of helping them cope.

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Meeting FCA expectations on SMCR

By Sara Wilson

COVID-19, Embark Adviser

With the recent UK General Election stealing the headlines, the extension of the FCA’s Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) in December passed relatively unnoticed. Even with the situation created by COVID-19, advisers will still need to work through its implementation.

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Diversification: The only free lunch?

By David Norman

Embark Adviser

The phrase that “diversification is the only free lunch in investing” is attributed to Nobel Prize winner Harry Markowitz, one of the grandfathers of modern portfolio theory. One of the cornerstones of investing is that there are no meaningful returns without risk. Investors who own volatile investments are compensated by a “risk premium,” which refers to excess return over risk-free assets, normally government bonds.

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