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2020 will be remembered by UK income investors for decades to come.
It has been a difficult 2020 for stockmarkets, as the world fights to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
A decade ago, renewable energy in the UK would have conjured up images of two things: wind turbines and solar panels, since these were the main focus of media attention, government subsidies and investor inflows.
A whistle-stop review of the main industry events
Sentiment towards the UK has improved following December's General Election result, but we believe equity income investors need to tread carefully in 2020.
We are 11 years into one of the greatest stockmarket upswings in history, yet the joy has not been evenly spread.
2019 proved to be a strong year for equity investors.
Which products should investors go for?
Fund value plunges 94% over three years
The sustainability of UK equity income streams has been called into question, with underlying dividends across the market falling by almost 3% on a constant currency basis during Q3 – the worst quarterly performance for three years.
Concerns raised following Equity Income fund closure
Driven by hopes of Brexit resolution
Top tips for navigating choppy waters
There has always been a demand for income, but in the past decade, the hunt for yield has become more challenging due to the ultra-low interest rate environment.
It is widely discussed that the UK equity market is cheap and recent foreign takeovers suggest there is value at home.
Brexit discount means strong stocks are cheap
Recent history has been challenging for income-seeking investors.
Mumford gets co-manager
It says something about the challenges the UK market faces when Brexit is not the biggest risk investors fear.
The London IPO market has been subdued since the second half of 2018, as a result of increased market volatility.
Which funds made the cut?
Traditional sources of investment income are facing structural issues, while the alternative income sector is booming.
We expect to see continued market volatility and macroeconomic uncertainty in the UK throughout 2019, not least due to Brexit.