2020 dividends: European companies will offer another record year for investors
CdM | Allianz Global Investors expects dividend payments of approximately 359 billion euros from European companies in 2020. This sum exceeds the 2019 record by 3.6% (12 bn euros). Dividends have contributed an average of 38% to the performance of European equities since 1974. On the contrary, 60% of government bonds in the euro zone have a negative nominal return.