'Focus globally not regionally' : The global equity income funds and sectors shining and sinning

Dividends play important role

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Shannon Lancaster of Ravenscroft
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Shannon Lancaster of Ravenscroft

With a record number of bonds trading with negative yields and investors on the hunt for consistent income, dividends play an important role in helping investors achieve a steady income and sustainable long-term returns.

Equity income funds are an attractive addition to any portfolio and with a vast array of fund offerings available in this space, investors can access different regions and sectors depending on the exposure they want. We believe the best way to invest in equity income is globally rather than regionally and this has proved successful during 2020.   As the pandemic gripped the world, business activity halted and lockdowns were rolled out. Negative dividend news was widespread and the economic standstill caused dividends to decline by 12.2%. While there were not many places investors could r...

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