Dividend Monitor Q2: what does recovery look like?
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Wednesday 28 June 2021, 11:00am – 12:00pm


Every quarter, Link Group releases a UK Dividend Monitor that looks at trends in payments and future outlooks. We’re launching our latest UK Dividend Monitor for Q2 2021 on Wednesday 28 July.

Our last report in April showed the damage done to dividends in the first full year of the pandemic, but also identified how the downside risk has diminished dramatically, even if it will still take UK plc some years to return dividends to their former strength.

In Q2 we hope to see further evidence of recovery.

You can find the last Q1 2021 Dividend Monitor on our website here. We are also hosting a webcast on Wednesday 28 July with the help of @Orient Capital so you can hear what industry experts think of the results.

Mark Baker

Expert Speaker: Mark Baker,

Research Director, 5i Research UK

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 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.

James Baxter-Derrington

Speaker: James Baxter-Derrington

Asset Management Correspondent, Investment Week

Ian Stokes

Mediator: Ian Stokes

Managing Director, Corporate Markets, UK & Europe, Link Group

Ian joined Link in 2019 and led our registry, share plan and AGM businesses in Germany, Dubai, and South Africa. In May 2021 he was appointed Managing Director, Corporate Markets UK and Europe, leading the growth and transformation of our core business. Prior to joining Link, Ian was Managing Director of Relationship Management and Business Development at Equiniti, where he also ran their bereavement business. His entire career has been in the registry, share plan and financial services industries in a range of senior client, sales, marketing, and P&L leadership positions. Ian holds a first-class honours degree from the University of Bedfordshire.

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