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Dividend Income

Our Dividend Income strategy seeks to build a diversified portfolio of durable dividend payers in order to provide a steady source of dividend income while outperforming the NASDAQ Dividend Achievers Select index on a total return basis.

Strategy Goals

The Parametric Dividend Income strategy consists of a diversified portfolio of dividend-paying U.S. equity securities. The strategy seeks to build a diversified portfolio of durable dividend payers in order to provide a steady source of dividend income while outperforming the S&P 500® Index on a total return basis. The strategy identifies an initial universe of sensible dividend payers and seeks to avoid the consequences of concentrated allocations by equally weighting sectors and securities within each sector.

Investment Philosophy

We utilize an engineered and disciplined approach to construct a portfolio of durable dividend payers.


Sector Allocation


  • Equally weight all nine sectors
  • Technology and Telecommunications combined, due to lack of dividend payers


Security Filtering/Ranking


  • Filter Russell 3000 universe
  • Rank on yield and volatility metrics within sector


Security Allocation


  • Within each sector, equally weight the top 20-25 ranked securities
  • ~200 securities, equally weighted




  • On a monthly basis, rebalance the portfolio back to equal weights
  • Reconstitute membership annually

How to Invest and Related Products

The investment strategy described herein is designed to be implemented in a separately managed account (SMA) maintained by a qualified custodian. Investors should contact their financial advisor to establish an SMA. Parametric currently serves as a sub-adviser to investment products offered and distributed by its affiliate, Eaton Vance Distributors, Inc., a registered broker-dealer. Parametric sub-advises a fund with a strategy similar to the one presented herein. For more information on related products, please visit*.

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