Optimism & signs of improvement for UK dividends

Sam Slator 01/09/2021

The Rathbone Income fund has one of the best track records of all open-ended funds for raising its dividend, so we talked to co-manager Alan Dobbie about all things dividends. We cover how dividends are recovering and when – or if – they’ll get “back to normal”. Alan also touches on why a majority of the portfolio is invested in FTSE 100 companies.

This interview covers the following topics:

  • how are dividends recovering in the UK? [0:23]
  • why BHP might be leaving the FTSE All Share Index [2:49]
  • when will dividends be ‘back to normal’ [3:42]
  • the funds great track record of raising dividends [5:14]
  • why 2/3 of the portfolio is in FTSE 100 companies [6:40]
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