Global dividends reach record high in Q2

$544.8bn in payouts last quarter

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
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Global dividends reached a record high in the second quarter of 2022, surpassing pre-pandemic levels, according to the latest Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index.

Quarterly dividends reached a record $544.8bn last quarter, up 11.3% from last quarter. Europe and the UK were also key drivers of dividend growth, with dividends rising 28.7% and 29.3% on an underlying basis respectively. Underlying growth was even stronger, seeing 19.1% growth once the strength of the dollar and other factors were considered. 94% of firms either raised payouts or held them steady in the last quarter. The recovery from the pandemic has been so strong that dividends now sit just 2.3% below the long-term trend. Janus Henderson now forecasts in 2022 total dividend pa...

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