Income should mean income

By Robin Geffen, Fund Manager & CEO, Neptune

Equity income funds have a vital role to play in client portfolios today. With the awkward confluence of the baby boomers retiring as fixed income yields sit at historic lows, these funds have increasingly taken centre stage in delivering income for those who need to live off it. Against this background, a focus on yielding more than the market must remain core to an equity income strategy – and there are plenty of opportunities to do so, argues Robin Geffen.

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