UK dividends Vs Covid-19 - What’s changed in Q2?
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Monday 20 July 2020


In Q1, 45 per cent of UK companies scrapped dividends. So what’s changed in Q2?

We launched our latest UK Dividend Monitor on 20 July.

Every quarter, we release our UK Dividend Monitor that looks at trends in payments and future outlooks.

For the first time, we hosted a Dividend Monitor webcast on 20 July with the help of Orient Capitals webcast services so you can hear what industry experts think of the latest results.

Mark Baker

Expert speaker: Mark Baker

Director, Head of Research at Teamspirit

Mark’s 15 years in communications followed nine as a City equities analyst. In moving from one industry to the next, he understood that effective communications required new insights and great content.

In the world of finance, the best content and the best stories hide among numbers, yet the communications industry lacks the skills to analyse data, while the financial industry is ineffective at telling stories.

Mark’s multi-award-winning expertise marries creativity and analysis to create content that sits at the heart of the communications strategies of Teamspirit’s clients, not just for PR, but for the whole range of communications channels.

Multiple awards and commendations from the Financial Services Forum, CIPR, PRCA, PR Week and more, are testament to the value of Mark’s approach.
Kit Atkinson

Expert Speaker: Kit Atkinson

Head of Capital Markets, Corporate Markets EMEA, Link Group

Kit is Head of Capital Markets with responsibility for originating and executing initial public offerings and M&A transactions for Link with a particular focus on significant, innovative or wide-ranging appointments, Kit also represents Link on several industry panels and working groups.

Kit has more than 20 years’ experience in the equities industry, working in UK equity capital markets since 2005, during which time he has been responsible for the operational execution of some of the highest profile and largest fundraising corporate transactions in the UK. Prior to joining Link in 2016, Kit spent seventeen years working for J.P. Morgan Cazenove.

Scott Poulier

Expert Speaker: Scott Poulier

Client Strategy Director, Link Group

Scott has been with Link Group (formerly Capita) since 2005 and specialises in employee share plans and the strategic development of our largest clients. Having become a member of our senior leadership team in 2015, his extensive knowledge of Link Group has allowed Scott to proactively lead on strategic delivery across both share registration and plan clients.

Having worked with our largest UK plc’s, Scott has supported clients with delivering their shareholder strategy, aligning with forthcoming industry changes and developments in best practice. By listening to our clients’ needs and our Link Group experts, Scott plays an integral part in developing solutions within Link Group, which benefit our clients and their shareholders.

Susan Ring

Mediator: Susan Ring,

CEO of Corporate Markets, Link Group EMEA

Susan is CEO of Corporate Markets, Link Group EMEA and leads the transformation and growth of this business. Susan joined Link Group in November 2018. Before this, she was CEO for Capita Employee Solutions, the UK market leader in pensions administration. Her entire career has been in the financial services sector, having graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in German and English Literature. Susan is professionally qualified as a chartered director and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and Pensions Management Institute.

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