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Embark appoints Paul Downing as Chief Executive of its new pensions executive team

By Suraj Shah, Embark Group

Press Release

The Embark Group has today announced that it is combining the leadership teams, operating tools and structures of its four pension units. Paul Downing has been appointed Chief Executive to lead this new executive team, subject to regulatory approval for his appointment by Rowanmoor Personal Pensions Limited.

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Time to put SSASs back on the table

By Andrew Phipps, Product Marketing Manager, Embark Group

Embark Adviser newsletter

SSASs can provide a neat solution for a large pool of potential clients, and yet relatively few people outside the pension industry know about them. Why is that? Suitable for both small businesses and groups of directors at larger organisations, SSASs allow clients to address business financing and pension requirements in one; however, advisory support in selecting the right one is crucial.

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Global growth: what to worry about?

By Kim Catechis

Embark Adviser newsletter

The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook forecasts a gradual recovery of economic growth, founded on the expectation that a group of emerging economies will return to their longer-term average growth rates. Yet, geopolitical tensions and other external risk factors loom close on the horizon, such as the ‘tariff war’ between the US and China, post-Brexit UK trade negotiations, and climate change.

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The letter and the spirit of the law

By Greg B Davies, PhD - Head of Behavioural Science, Oxford Risk

Embark Adviser newsletter

There are two sides to any set of laws: the words themselves, and the intentions behind them. Overlooking the latter risks compromising client outcomes. Despite best intentions, establishing client confidence and compliance is about more than a letter-of-the-law approach.

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Vested announces partnership with Hays to deliver workplace benefits solution

By Howard Finch

Press Release

Vested, the Workplace Savings & Benefits consultancy of the Embark Group, has today announced a partnership with Hays, the leading recruiting experts, to provide UK SMEs with a comprehensive workplace benefits benchmarking and consultancy service.

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The case for rebooting your CIP

By Ian Furtado

Embark Adviser newsletter

The start of a new year is always a good opportunity to take stock and reconsider, as you look forward to the year ahead. There is a particularly strong case for revisiting your centralised investment proposition (CIP) if you haven’t done so for a while or, if your firm does not have a CIP, considering incorporating one.

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