EDITION 32, NOVEMBER 2021
Janus Henderson
Global Dividend Index

The first-of-its-kind, this is a quarterly, long-term study into global dividend trends, it analyses dividends paid by the 1,200 largest firms by market capitalisation. It is a measure of progress that global firms are making in paying their investors an income on their capital.

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BOOMING MINING DIVIDENDS DROVE TWO THIRDS OF THE YEAR-ON-YEAR INCREASE IN Q3 GLOBALLY, RISING 251%. BANK DIVIDENDS GREW 43% MAINLY THANKS TO REGULATORY CONSTRAINTS BEING RELAXED

GLOBALLY 90% OF COMPANIES EITHER RAISED THEIR DIVIDENDS OR HELD THEM STEADY

JANUS HENDERSON UPGRADES ITS 2021 FULL-YEAR FORECAST TO US$1.46 TRILLION AN INCREASE OF 13.6% ON AN UNDERLYING BASIS

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Key findings

Unless otherwise stated all data is sourced by Janus Henderson Investors as of 30 September 2021.

Glossary of terms

Volatility The rate and extent at which the price of a portfolio, security or index, moves up and down. If the price swings up and down with large movements, it has high volatility. If the price moves more slowly and to a lesser extent, it has lower volatility. It is used as a measure of the riskiness of an investment.
Headline dividends The sum total of all dividends received.
Headline growth Change in total gross dividends.
Special dividends Typically, one-off payouts made by companies to shareholders that are declared to be separate from their regular dividend cycle.
Underlying dividend growth Headline dividend growth adjusted for special dividends, change in currency, timing effects and index changes.

Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index, Edition 32