With the next generation of mobile networks on the horizon, some investors may have overlooked the technology’s potential to influence other areas of business and technology, says Mike Kerley, Co-Manager of Henderson Far East Income Limited. Mike also discusses the year ahead for Asian equities and the Company’s performance in 2019.

Glossary:

5G: 5G is the fifth generation wireless technology for digital cellular networks that began wide deployment in 2019

Dividend: A payment made by a company to its shareholders. The amount is variable, and is paid as a portion of the company’s profits.

Index: A statistical measure of the change in a securities market. For example, in the US the S&P 500 Index indicates the performance of the largest 500 US companies’ shares, and is a common benchmark for equity funds investing in the region. Each index has its own calculation method, usually expressed as a change from a base value.

Yield: The level of income on a security, typically expressed as a percentage rate. For equities, a common measure is the dividend yield, which divides recent dividend payments for each share by the share price. For a bond, this is calculated as the coupon payment divided by the current bond price.