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Henderson Global Investors has launched a report analysing quarterly income across the globe.

The Henderson Global Dividend Index (HGDI) shows dividends across the globe burst through the $1 trillion mark in 2013. A huge increase from the $310 billion paid out in 2009.

Henderson chief executive Andrew Formica said the growing number of calls from clients on global equity income opportunities compelled the firm to launch HGDI.

‘The trillion dollar dividend is a huge milestone for equity investors and illustrates that dividends are now a vital component of investors‘ returns,’ Formica (pictured) said.

‚The search for income is more than just a response to rock bottom interest rates in recent years. It marks a generational shift as ageing populations must increasingly rely less on state pensions and more on their own savings to provide for retirement.’

The index highlights the following trends.

* Emerging markets doubled payouts between 2009 and 2011, but growth…

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