Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index

The first of its kind, 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.

Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index, Edition 17

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Glossary of terms

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.


Unless otherwise stated all data is sourced by Janus Henderson Investors as of 31 December 2017.

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