New year, new UK dividend outlook?
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Wednesday 27 January


11:00am – 12:00pm GMT


2020 was the worst year for UK dividends in eight years. But with a better-than-expected final quarter, will things improve as we embark on 2021?

We're launching out latest UK Dividend Monitor on Wednesday 20 January.

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

The results of Q3 2020 revealed that positive signs were emerging for dividends with some companies are restarting payouts. You can find the Q3 2020 Dividend Monitor on our website here.

We're hosting a webcast on Wednesday 27 January with the help of Orient Capital so you can hear what industry experts think of the results.
Mark Baker

Speaker: Mark Baker,

Research Director, 5i Research UK

Mark’s 15 years in communications followed 9 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 bet content and the best stories hide among the numbers, yet the communications industry lacks the skills to analyse the 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 his clients.

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

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.

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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