COVID-19: the unintended consequences of suspended dividends


COVID-19: the unintended consequences of suspended dividends

Insurers taking tough decisions on paying shareholders have a lot to consider, and pressure to make the best choice will only increase the longer the pandemic lingers on. Intelligent Insurer reports.

​“The current climate and COVID-19 have created huge uncertainty and anxiety for those who have declared but not yet paid dividends.” Sara Ager CEO of Greenkite.

· Re/insurers adopt different strategies on dividend payments in coronacrisis
· 'Only right and proper' to ensure suitable financial provision for looming global recession
· Suspended dividends could create tax issues for shareholders
· Increase in remote working could lead to a whole market restructure

The significant risks and uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic present re/insurance leaders with a "really tricky situation to unpick and predict”, says one industry expert.

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