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Is the bond bear market here to stay?

By Paul Brain Newton Investment Management

Embark Adviser newsletter

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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Emerging markets overlooked resilience

By Thomas Rostron, CEO, Embark Investments

Embark Adviser newsletter

For the first time, each of the five funds in the Horizon multi-asset range can invest in Emerging Markets equities. This ability – possible since 5 November 2021 – presents new opportunities for investors and bolsters portfolio efficiency, all within the funds’ strict risk boundaries.

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An early Christmas gift?

By Gillian Hepburn, UK Intermediary Solutions Director, Schroders

Embark Adviser newsletter

It’s planning time again! As we reach the  end of the year, we reflect in many ways but also start to look to the following year - planning holidays, special occasions, thinking about a ‘stress-free’ Christmas and perhaps even some business planning!

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2022 Global Outlook

By BlackRock Investment Management & Financial Services

Embark Adviser newsletter

We are entering a new market regime unlike any in the past half century: We see another year of positive equity returns coupled with a down year for bonds. The powerful restart of economic activity will be delayed - but not derailed - due to new virus strains, in BlackRock's view.

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Has TikTok set the clock ticking on your business?

By Gillian Hepburn, UK Intermediary Solutions Director, Schroders

Embark Adviser newsletter

On the face of it, the millennial generation may not appear to offer much to your business as potential clients. However engaging with the next generation of investors could prove to be an important factor in ensuring your future prosperity - and conversely leaving this engagement too long, could mean that you’re too late.

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Back to the future

By Neil Birrell,Premier Miton Investors

Embark Adviser newsletter

At the start of November 2020 I was expecting “a winter of discontent” due to  rising COVID numbers, the return to national lockdowns in some countries, reducing economic activity, how central banks were continuing with their ultra-loose monetary policy and in markets, and why bonds and the FAANGs (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google) had remained in favour with investors. All in all, not a great outlook in the short term.

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