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Achievement of Shareholder Distributions Surpasses a Remarkable $1.7 Trillion in 2023 Amid Booming Bank Profits

The year 2023 witnessed a groundbreaking achievement as shareholder distributions soared to an unprecedented $1.66 trillion, marking a notable milestone in the global financial sectors, as reported recently by British asset manager Janus Henderson.

The latest report from the Global Dividend Index, unveiled recently, demonstrates a 5% uptick in distributions compared to the preceding year, with a notable surge of 7.2% in the final quarter alone.

The report attributes almost half of the total dividend expansion worldwide to the banking domain, which experienced outstanding distributions powered by robust profits backed by elevated interest rates that amplified financial institutions’ margins. Prominent banks such as JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Morgan Stanley disclosed intents to heighten their quarterly dividends following the successful completion of the Federal Reserve’s stress assessment, underscoring the sector’s resilience and profitability.

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