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    The full picture on UK dividends

    The full picture on UK dividends

    Each quarter we release our UK dividend monitor covering everything from payment trends to future outlooks across the FTSE 350.
    To coincide with the latest edition, we hosted a special webcast where Ian Stokes, Managing Director of Corporate Markets EMEA, caught up with Mark Baker from 5i Research UK and James Baxter-Derrington from Investment Week to discuss the topic: what does recovery look like?
    This event was brought to you through our Ahead programme. Ahead is a community for governance professionals to discover new ideas, discuss industry trends and connect with like-minded people. If you’d like to join this free programme, you can access https://ww2.linkgroup.eu/ahead/
    You can also download our latest dividend monitor and more at https://www.linkgroup.eu/insights/publications/

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    Shareholder future shock? Not at Marks & Spencer.

    Shareholder future shock? Not at Marks & Spencer.

     
    Marks & Spencer is one of the most celebrated names on the high street, and they also have a forward-thinking approach to governance.
     
    In this episode, Link Group’s Jai Baker caught up with Rob Lyons, Deputy Company Secretary at Marks and Spencer Group plc to find out what’s behind this drive to change how shareholders connect with their assets for the better.
     
    This episode was produced in conjunction with our Ahead programme. Ahead is a community for governance professionals to discover new trends and ideas, discuss industry issues and connect with like-minded people. If you’d like sign up, access https://ww2.linkgroup.eu/ahead/

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    • 43 min
    Are investment trusts the success story of the last 12 months?

    Are investment trusts the success story of the last 12 months?

    2020 saw UK dividends cut by over a third – while investment trusts raised payouts by 4.2% to a record £1.88bn.
     
    In this episode, Link Group’s Jai Baker and Victoria Keenan speak to Mark Baker from 5i Research UK and James De Sausmarez from Janus Henderson Investors.
     
    Tune in to find out everything you need to know.
    You can also download our Investment Dividend Trust Monitor at https://bit.ly/2QsRC0q


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    What’s next for shareholder meeting guidance?

    What’s next for shareholder meeting guidance?

    Last year, special guidance on shareholder meetings was issued under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) to help companies adapt to the disruption of COVID-19. But with expiry on 30 March, what will the new guidance mean for meeting arrangements ongoing?
     
    In this episode, Jai Baker and Graham Butcher catch up to run through what companies can do to prepare.

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    A year Ahead

    A year Ahead

    In this episode, we play back highlights from our recent Ahead event where Caroline Emmet and Jai Baker discuss corporate governance trends to expect in 2021.Ahead is a community for governance professionals to discover new trends and ideas, discuss industry issues and connect with like-minded people. If you’d like to sign up to become a member of this free programme, you can access http://bit.ly/2KQe2G1
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    • 49 min
    The 2020 AGM Season and what to expect in 2021

    The 2020 AGM Season and what to expect in 2021

    Every year, companies hold their most important event: the Annual General Meeting.
    In this episode, we play back highlights from our recent webcast hosted by D.F. King and Orient Capital.
    Tune in to listen to their conversation with guest experts as they discuss everything you need to know.
     
    To download the report that was published to coincide with this webcast, click here - https://bit.ly/3lxGVDK

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