June 24, 2013

BNY Mellon Offers Free Comprehensive Guide to Equity Income Investing

LONDON, 24 June 2013 — BNY Mellon Investment Management has produced a comprehensive guide to help UK retail investors navigate the field of equity income investing. As equity income funds continue to attract interest from investors, the guide seeks to provide insight into the concept of equity income investing and the role it can play in helping investors meet a wide range of investment objectives.

The guide is also available online at www.bnymellonam.co.uk/equityincome and is supplemented by a four-page introductory publication ‘The Gift of Income’, which offers an explanation as to why companies pay dividends, how equity income funds can be used as part of a broader investment strategy and how looking globally for income can help diversify an investor’s portfolio.

Samantha Hurditch, Director of UK Retail Marketing at BNY Mellon comments: “As interest rates remain at an all-time low and stock markets continue to experience volatility, the quest for income is high on the agenda for many investors. Equity income funds are widely considered to have the potential to play a useful role for both investors seeking an income from their investments, as well as for those looking to grow the value of their investments.”

As well as providing an overview of the funds offered by Newton, BNY Mellon’s equity income specialist, the main guide features sections on specific roles that equity income investing can play:

  • For investors seeking to generate an income
  • For investors seeking to grow the value of their investment
  • For investors seeking both growth and income

Hurditch continues: “Newton has a long history of innovation and success in the field of equity income investing across the globe and our new guides look closely at how dividends from equity income funds can make a significant positive contribution to investment returns.”

BNY Mellon Investment Management is one of the world’s leading asset management organizations, encompassing BNY Mellon’s affiliated investment management firms and global distribution companies. Information about BNY Mellon Investment Management can be found at www.bnymellonam.com.

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