- The S&P Pan Asia Dividend Aristocrats Index is designed to measure the performance of Asia Pacific companies that have followed a managed dividend policy of consistently increasing dividends every year for at least 7 consecutive years. The index is weighted by dividend yield with caps on single stock concentration.
- The Aristocrats index had a higher return and lower volatility compared to the S&P Pan Asia BMI over the past 7 years of back-tested history.
- Index yields have been in the range of 2.8% to 5.1%, about 100 to 150 basis points above the market yield.
- The S&P Pan Asia Dividend Aristocrats Class of 2009 includes 31 companies across 8 sectors and 7 countries. They have both growth and income characteristics.
Introducing the S&P Pan Asia Dividend Aristocrats (PDF)
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By: Liyu Zeng, CFA and Dave Guarino