Stellar Year for Global Dividends in 2018

Global dividends grew faster last year than at any point since 2015, data from asset manager Janus Henderson show. But growth in 2019 is set to slow

David Brenchley 18 February, 2019 | 2:17PM

US dollar, euro, dividends, global dividends, stock markets

Global dividend payouts are expected to slow to their longer-term trend of 5% in 2019, after a stellar 2018, according to asset manager Janus Henderson.

Last year was a difficult one for risk assets. After a 2017 that saw almost all equity markets rise, that reversed and 2018 was one of renewed volatility and challenging macro-economic and geopolitical conditions. As a result, many markets around the world fell in tandem.

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