The latest edition of the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index shows that global dividends surged 11% during the first quarter of 2022. Client Portfolio Manager Jane Shoemake discusses the factors that led to the growth and outlines our expectations for the rest of the year.

Key Takeaways

  • Global dividends jumped by 11% to a total of US$302.5 billion in the first quarter of 2022 – a record for the seasonally quieter first three months of the year.
  • Every region in our index saw double-digit growth in dividends and every sector posted increases, with particular strength seen in oil and mining. At the country level, the US, Canada and Denmark broke all-time quarterly records.
  • We are maintaining our expectations for the remaining quarters of the year given the uncertain global economic outlook and rising geopolitical risks. However, the inclusion of the robust Q1 numbers increases our forecast slightly for 2022.

All dollar figures are in US dollars (USD).