UK equity chiefs anticipate 'profound change' in corporate debt and dividend culture post-pandemic

Buxton, Williams and Custis prep for cuts

Mike Sheen
Merian Global Investors' Richard Buxton

Merian Global Investors' Richard Buxton

UK equity fund heavyweights Richard Buxton, Gervais Williams and Alan Custis are among the investors expecting recent high-profile dividend cuts to mark a “profound change” for investors, with investor pay-outs set to shrink permanently when the coronavirus-induced crisis subsides.

It follows news on Thursday (30 April) that Royal Dutch Shell would be cutting its dividend by two-thirds, in the first such move for the world's largest dividend payer since the Second World War. Shell...

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