Partner Insight: The time for income

Higher bond yields and strong levels of dividend growth mean income-bearing assets currently offer investors an excellent opportunity.

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Partner Insight: The time for income

Higher bond yields and strong levels of dividend growth mean income-bearing assets currently offer investors an excellent opportunity, either income for its own sake or as a contribution to strong prospective total return.

We believe income bearing assets will continue to provide attractive opportunities for total return investors in 2024 and beyond.

  • With inflation expected to fall, the normalisation of the interest rate cycle will provide opportunities for strong total returns, particularly from good quality high yield bonds.
  • Global equity dividends will maintain strong pay-outs and robust share buyback activity, while their natural defensive qualities will continue to offer protection in volatile markets.
  • As rates fall and the yield available from cash declines, the through-cycle consistency of income from bonds and equity dividends will be increasingly attractive.

Investment experts across Aegon Asset Management's equities, high yield bonds and multi-asset platforms discuss the merit of income as a source of total return and make the case for each asset class.

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