5 Top Rated Global Equity Income Funds

Morningstar analysts have awarded a Rating to just five global funds offering investors a dividend yield

Emma Wall 11 September, 2013 | 4:03PM
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Lazard Global Equity Income ( Bronze Rated)

Lazard Global Equity Income remains a worthy option for investors seeking a high-yielding global equity-income fund, says analyst Muna Abu-HabsaLike most income managers they stress the sustainability of dividends, which for them means they prefer companies with very low levels of debt as this affords equity investors more protection.

Despite a high yield, the preference for companies with access to growing markets results in an aggressive portfolio. The fund exhibits one of the largest allocations to emerging markets and is characterised by some large sector bets. It also has less exposure to some of the more traditional dividend-paying sectors such as health care and consumer staples.

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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