RidgeWorth Promotes the Benefits of Dividend-Paying Stocks in White Paper

Mar 07, 2011, 13:41 ET from RidgeWorth Investments

ATLANTA, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today RidgeWorth Investments announced that it has published a white paper entitled Dividend Dynamics: Assessing the Benefits of Dividend-Paying Stocks. The paper provides a historical perspective of dividends, highlights the five main benefits and explores how the current market environment may impact the future demand for dividend-paying stocks. The paper concludes with a 2011 outlook and a summary of why investors should consider an allocation to an actively managed dividend strategy.

Facing the prospects of slower growth opportunities and more extreme, more frequent market volatility, RidgeWorth believes that investors may be well served by the predictability of dividends to help stabilize and enhance their equity returns. Some of the benefits of dividend-paying stocks are that they have offered investors both a clear signal of a company's financial health and have been a significant source of total return.

"I think many investors would be surprised to find out the meaningful impact reinvested dividends have had on equity total return since the 1930s." says Jim Stueve, President of RidgeWorth Investments. "Based on the effect of reinvested dividends on equity performance, we believe investors will begin to give dividend-paying stocks a more prominent role in their portfolios."

Advisors can access the white paper as well as an interactive tool that compares the S&P 500 Index return by dividend policy by visiting ridgeworth.com/dividends.

About RidgeWorth Investments

RidgeWorth Investments serves as a holding company that owns interests in eight investment boutiques with approximately $47.2 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2010. RidgeWorth's investment boutiques manage a wide variety of investment disciplines across the fixed income and equity asset classes. Our boutiques provide investment management services to a growing client base that includes endowments, foundations, corporations, healthcare organizations, municipalities, public funds, associations, insurance companies, labor unions and high net worth individuals. In addition, RidgeWorth serves as the investment adviser to the RidgeWorth Funds mutual fund family. RidgeWorth Investments is a trade name for RidgeWorth Capital Management, Inc., an investment adviser registered with the SEC, headquartered in Atlanta. For more information about RidgeWorth, visit www.ridgeworth.com.

An investor should consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing or sending money. This and other important information about the RidgeWorth Funds can be found in the fund's prospectus. To obtain a prospectus, please call 888-784-3863 or visit www.ridgeworth.com. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. Mutual fund investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal.

Dividends reflect past performance and there is no guarantee they will continue to be paid or that this strategy will be successful.

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