£720 billion of equity income - have you had your share?
Over £720 billion* was paid out by companies in the MSCI ACWI index over the last 12 months, proving that global equities offer a rich source of income for investors.
Not all global equity income investments are created equally. In this webinar, Mark Whitehead, Portfolio Manager, will outline the benefits that Securities Trust of Scotland offers its shareholders - and what sets it apart from the competition.
Currently yielding 4.0%+ Securities Trust of Scotland aims to deliver a rising income and capital growth over the long term from a portfolio of global equities. Income is not guaranteed.
Should this investment be on your radar?
*Source MSCI 30 June 2016.
+Source for historic yield: Martin Currie as at 30 June 2016. The historic yield reflects dividends declared over the past 12 months as a percentage of the mid-market share price on 30 June 2016.
RecordedSep 13 201631 mins
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Monica Woodley, Global Head of Content, Legg Mason
Despite some initial uncertainty, markets rewarded investors with solid returns across almost all major asset classes in 2017 – fueled by a slow but steady increase in the breadth and depth of global economic growth. Heading into 2018, Legg Mason’s investment managers see few reasons to expect this positive environment to deteriorate.
Ironically, that good news has many investors wondering how long the trend can continue, with bullish sentiment relatively muted. While that typically is a signal that stocks may have more room to run, there are still risks worth watching – and given current valuations, gains next year will almost certainly require the kind of selective approach to sectors and securities practiced by active managers.
Against this background, how should investors and their advisors approach the goals that drive portfolios: harnessing growth, generating income and managing investment risk?