Yield hunters stuck on UK despite more income to be found overseas

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58% of UK retail investment, excluding income funds, goes into international equity holdings, the research said
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58% of UK retail investment, excluding income funds, goes into international equity holdings, the research said

UK investors with an income focus are less likely to consider international investments than those without, despite a dramatic growth in overseas dividends, according to the latest research from the Henderson International Income Trust.

The findings revealed 58% of UK retail investment, excluding income funds, goes into international equity holdings. However, when looking purely at income funds, only 20% of money goes towards those with an international remit. This comes despite over 90% of global dividends being paid by companies outside of UK. Furthermore, between 2009 and October 2018, dividends outside the UK have risen by 119%. Global dividends reach fresh high in 'exceptionally volatile' markets According to the research, North America has seen dividend payouts rise by 153% since 2009, while those in Japan h...

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