Dividends signal growth potential in emerging markets, Forward Management argues in a new white paper, “Global Equities: Can Dividends Signal Growth?”

The white paper shows how dividend-paying companies have outperformed companies that do not pay dividends in both developed and emerging markets nations. In the decade ended Dec. 31, 2010, funds paying dividends delivered an asset-weighted average return of 43.6%, compared to growth funds’ 28.1% return.

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