Dividend strategies deploy increasingly sophisticated screening methods

With exchange-traded funds linked to dividends seeing big inflows, providers are now offering more targeted exposure to the sector

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More targeted dividend exposure

The popularity of dividend strategies is pushing index and exchange-traded fund (ETF) providers to offer better ways of targeting dividend-paying companies when accessing the sector.

Dividend-based strategies in Europe have attracted roughly €800 million in assets under management (AUM) in the year to date, accounting for around 8% of all inflows, according to Nizam Hamid, London-based head of ETF strategy at Lyxor. "The search for yield has been in high-yield corporate bonds and these dividend

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