Ageing Asian Population Demands Income Yield

Companies in Asia are driven by the four Ds: demographics, deflation, disruption and deleveraging, according to Schroders - and its demographics that impacts dividends

Schroders Investments 31 March, 2016 | 1:42PM
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Morningstar's "Perspectives" series features investment insights from third-party contributors. With the US Federal Reserve now in gradual hiking mode, King Fuei Lee, Head of Asia Equities, Singapore, looks at whether dividend-yielding strategies are still beneficial.

Global stock markets have been rocked by short-term volatility triggered by falling commodity prices and the start of the US Federal Reserve’s hiking cycle.

Despite the more dovish comments, the Federal Open Market Committee remains in hiking mode, with its expectation for two rate increases this year exceeding market pricing of one or less. However, from a longer-term perspective, our views on Asian stocks have not changed.

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