Where in the World for Income Investing?

Income-seekers can search the globe for dividends. These fund managers reveal their favourite areas for income

Holly Black 14 April, 2021 | 8:50AM
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International travel might be off the cards at the moment, but when it comes to your investment portfolio it's worth booking a round-the-world ticket to take advantage of dividends across the globe. We asked fund managers which regions they are hunting for income. 

UK

The UK market was undoubtedly hit hard in the Covid-19 pandemic, with a raft of companies cutting payouts, but it has not earned its reputation as a haven for dividends for no reason. Richard Marwood, manager of the Royal London UK Equity Income fund, points to Smiths Group (SMIN) and BAE Systems (BA) as two examples of firms that have managed to keep growing their dividends, with income-stalwarts National Grid (NG) and Rio Tinto (RIO) also in the portfolio.

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Holly Black  is Senior Editor, Morningstar.co.uk

 

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