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Alternative income trusts: what next?

Alternative income trusts: what next?

Global dividends fell by a fifth in the second quarter of 2020 and any wholesale return of equity income continues to look like a distant hope. While companies such as Persimmon have raised eyebrows by reinstating their payments, they remain firmly in the minority. Continued uncertainty and the likelihood of economic pain further down the road suggests that dividend income is still a long way from its pre-Covid levels.

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