52. How safe are dividends during the global healthcare crisis?

With companies in the UK and Europe announcing dividend suspensions or cuts, investors are rightly concerned that their incomes could fall in the coming months. In this podcast, Andreas Zoellinger tells us why dividend cancellations may be painful but temporary, highlights the industries that may be able to continue their payments, and outlines the opportunities that have arisen due to stock market falls.
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BlackRock Continental European Income fund is flexible with regard to company size and country exposure, and the manager moves away from the benchmark when necessary to better protect total returns and ensure a superior yield. Andreas will actively manage the portfolio to find a balance of companies with large, but secure dividends, and those able to grow dividends faster than the average company.

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