Daily Archives: May 12, 2009

Sophia Grene

Should investors be considering Asian equity markets, for example?

Does Asia offer rich pickings?

With banks offering negligible interest rates on deposits, investors are naturally looking for higher yielding opportunities. The UK has a long history of equity income investment (could that be something to do with the historical tax treatment of dividends?) and as a result has a reputation for companies with a commitment to maintaining or increasing dividends.

But should investors now be looking further afield? Promoters of global equity income funds would certainly have you believe so, and they have some hard facts to back up their suggestion.

About the blog

FTfm is no longer updated but it remains open as an archive.

FTfm's specialist writing team offer their insights into the global fund management industry.

About the authors

Pauline Skypala has been editor of FTfm for four years having previously been deputy personal finance editor. She joined the FT in 1999 and has been writing on savings and investment issues throughout her career.

Steve Johnson, FTfm deputy editor, has been a journalist for 17 years, 10 of which have been with the FT.

Sophia Grene, reporter on FTfm, has been a financial journalist in print and online for 12 years.

Ruth Sullivan has worked as a financial/business journalist and foreign correspondent and for the past 10 years has been at the FT.