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A Changing Landscape

Just before Christmas I wrapped up 2018 with this post, reflecting on a year of change in the pensions market. With the new year now in full effect, what has this meant for 2019 so far and are more changes on the horizon? Market Consolidation In 2018, consolidation was a constant in the SIPP market and[...] Read more.

20 February 2019

Reflections on 2018: a year of change in pensions

It’s that time of year again, when one tends to reflect on what was and starts to think of the coming year and what might be. Here I share the developments and changes we saw in pensions throughout  2018 and I will be following it up with a post in the new year on my projections[...] Read more.

24 December 2018

Are you our next Platform Developer?

In your role as Platform Developer, you will be responsible for working on new FNZ One development projects/implementations as well as supporting existing clients and interfaces with third party partners. The Platform development projects will include white label partner implementations, platform enhancements, new greenfield propositions and regulatory changes. You will also be required to support[...] Read more.

22 November 2018

We’re looking for a Property Executive to join our team

As a Property Executive you will provide transaction co-ordination to a portfolio of commercial property purchases and sales on instruction from our investment clients, ensuring fully compliant delivery of our services. There will be significant interaction with appointed conveyancers, agents, financial advisors, and end pension scheme clients.   Key Accountabilities First line client service Delivery[...] Read more.

22 November 2018

Open role: IT Security and Compliance Manager in Leicester

In your role as IT Security and Compliance Manager, you will be responsible for the management and delivery of IT security within the Embark Group and its businesses. Encompassing all aspects of security and business continuity you will need to provide leadership and drive to develop the businesses IT Security framework using industry standards and[...] Read more.

21 November 2018

We’re looking for a Client Portfolio Assistant for our Bolton office

In your role as Client Portfolio Assistant in Bolton, you will receive a bespoke structured training programme to get you up to speed for this challenging role, coupled with an excellent rewards and benefits package. You will work in a supportive, friendly working environment and be part of a great team. Our administrators provide a[...] Read more.

16 November 2018

We’re looking for Operations Administrators in Bolton

In your role as an Administrator, your primary focus will be to deliver a complete administration service and exceptional customer service to pension clients. The role is very process driven and successful applicants will be required to process general day-to-day administration tasks within one of our teams. The scope of the role covers the support[...] Read more.

2 November 2018

Our thoughts on the Autumn Budget 2018

Time to abolish the Lifetime Allowance Thankfully, the 2018 Autumn Budget involved minimal tinkering with pensions – something that we welcome here at the Embark Group. As was widely expected, the government increased the Lifetime Allowance for pensions savings to £1,055,000 from April 2019, in line with CPI. The Lifetime Allowance, which currently stands at[...] Read more.

31 October 2018

We’re looking for a new Banking and Payroll Executive in Salisbury

In your role as Executive, Banking and payroll in Salisbury, you will be responsible for administering and processing the daily, monthly and ad hoc banking, payroll and RAS financial transactions for all products (SIPP, FPT & SSAS) and outsourcing contracts in accordance with standards and controls set down in procedures for member-directed pension schemes. Successful[...] Read more.

31 October 2018

Embark Group’s market brands

Embark and FNZ highly commended at Schroders UK Platform Awards 2018

We are celebrating at Embark Group again today! Following our win last week (Rowanmoor, Best SSAS Provider for the 11th year running), Embark Platform along with our partners FNZ, were last night awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the category of Best Use of Platform Technology at the Schroder UK Platform Awards 2018. Whilst we were second on the night,[...] Read more.

26 September 2018

We’re looking for a Client Portfolio Executive in Salisbury

As Client Portfolio Executive, you will work within a team in accordance with standards and controls for the specific member-directed pension scheme, ensuring clients are provided with a personal, portfolio based service and a high level of customer care. Administrators are responsible for managing the client relationship for a portfolio of schemes and all aspects[...] Read more.

17 September 2018

We’re hiring a Property Assistant in Salisbury

We are looking for a Property Assistant to join our growing team. In your role as Property Assistant in Salisbury, you will be supporting the Scheme Property Team with the facilitation of purchasing of commercial properties for member-directed pension plans, working in accordance with team standards and controls ensuring that ongoing records are accurately maintained. The ongoing[...] Read more.

17 September 2018

We’re looking for a Property Administrator in Salisbury

  In your role as Property Administrator in Salisbury, you will be supporting the Scheme Property Team with the facilitation of purchasing of commercial properties for member-directed pension plans, working in accordance with team standards and controls ensuring that ongoing records are accurately maintained. The ongoing administration of properties includes, but is not limited to, monitoring and[...] Read more.

17 September 2018

We’re hiring two Client Managers for Vested Employee Benefits

We at Vested are looking for a two home-based Client Managers, for the North and South regions of the UK (the North covering the North of England and Scotland and the South covering Central and South England and London). In your role you will be responsible for delivery of advisory employee benefit services and overall[...] Read more.

17 September 2018

We’re hiring! Are you a Senior Business Analyst, based in London?

In your role as Senior Business Analyst, you will be working on various Business and IT change programmes with the Change team. You will be for shaping and initiating projects through to delivery and successful implementation across our various wrap platforms.   Key Accountabilities Applying a thorough and methodical approach to research and analysis to[...] Read more.

17 September 2018

We’re hiring a Marketing Analyst in London or Salisbury

We are currently looking for a Marketing Analyst to join our growing team. In your role as Marketing Analyst, you will take part in developing, executing and managing the business’s product and marketing strategy including relevant product marketing campaigns. In this role, you will protect and grow the brand, creating a differentiated and compelling positioning for[...] Read more.

14 September 2018

We have an open role for an Investment Analyst based in Edinburgh

As the Investment Analyst, Embark platform you will work closely with the Head of Strategic partnerships to onboard all Discretionary Fund Manager (DFM) partners onto the model portfolio functionality on the Embark platform (Xhub) and support the ongoing relationships. The primary responsibility is to deliver training to all DFM partners and to manage day to[...] Read more.

13 July 2018

In the news

A Changing Landscape

Just before Christmas I wrapped up 2018 with this post, reflecting on a year of change in the pensions market. With the new year now in full effect, what has this meant for 2019 so far and are more changes on the horizon? Market Consolidation In 2018, consolidation was a constant in the SIPP market and[...] Read more.

20 February 2019

Reflections on 2018: a year of change in pensions

It’s that time of year again, when one tends to reflect on what was and starts to think of the coming year and what might be. Here I share the developments and changes we saw in pensions throughout  2018 and I will be following it up with a post in the new year on my projections[...] Read more.

24 December 2018

Are you our next Platform Developer?

In your role as Platform Developer, you will be responsible for working on new FNZ One development projects/implementations as well as supporting existing clients and interfaces with third party partners. The Platform development projects will include white label partner implementations, platform enhancements, new greenfield propositions and regulatory changes. You will also be required to support[...] Read more.

22 November 2018

Open role: IT Security and Compliance Manager in Leicester

In your role as IT Security and Compliance Manager, you will be responsible for the management and delivery of IT security within the Embark Group and its businesses. Encompassing all aspects of security and business continuity you will need to provide leadership and drive to develop the businesses IT Security framework using industry standards and[...] Read more.

21 November 2018

We’re looking for a Client Portfolio Assistant for our Bolton office

In your role as Client Portfolio Assistant in Bolton, you will receive a bespoke structured training programme to get you up to speed for this challenging role, coupled with an excellent rewards and benefits package. You will work in a supportive, friendly working environment and be part of a great team. Our administrators provide a[...] Read more.

16 November 2018

We’re looking for Operations Administrators in Bolton

In your role as an Administrator, your primary focus will be to deliver a complete administration service and exceptional customer service to pension clients. The role is very process driven and successful applicants will be required to process general day-to-day administration tasks within one of our teams. The scope of the role covers the support[...] Read more.

2 November 2018

Our thoughts on the Autumn Budget 2018

Time to abolish the Lifetime Allowance Thankfully, the 2018 Autumn Budget involved minimal tinkering with pensions – something that we welcome here at the Embark Group. As was widely expected, the government increased the Lifetime Allowance for pensions savings to £1,055,000 from April 2019, in line with CPI. The Lifetime Allowance, which currently stands at[...] Read more.

31 October 2018

We’re looking for a new Banking and Payroll Executive in Salisbury

In your role as Executive, Banking and payroll in Salisbury, you will be responsible for administering and processing the daily, monthly and ad hoc banking, payroll and RAS financial transactions for all products (SIPP, FPT & SSAS) and outsourcing contracts in accordance with standards and controls set down in procedures for member-directed pension schemes. Successful[...] Read more.

31 October 2018

Are you our next Finance Administrator?

As a Finance Administrator, you will support the Finance team in the daily ledger accounting for multiple entities across the Embark Group. This will involve ledger maintenance, processing of accounts payable invoices, reviewing and raising payments, processing of employee expenses, support in the preparation of monthly financial records and support in development and ongoing reporting[...] Read more.

10 October 2018