Saturday, May 18, 2019

Reits Symposium 2019 - A Full Day Reits Event For Investors

Following my previous post on the Reits Symposium, the day has finally arrived for all Reits investors.

The event was held on level 4 at the MBS Expo Convention which has a good full house crowd they have been raving about.

They give pretty good kits goody bag once you have signed in which includes door gifts and a water bottle, sponsored by Share investor, Money 89.3 and First reit respectively. 



The event kicked off with Sgx Ceo, Loh Boon Chye, addressing the full house crowd on how the Reits sector has come a long way since the listing of the very first Reit in 2002. He particularly mentioned the success was due to Singapore being an early mover in this space, and our government putting in place an effective regulatory and tax framework.

In 2013, SGX has entrenched themselves as a true Reits hub with over 35 listed Reits and property trust and from 2014 onwards, there is on growing demand listing from overseas sponsors.

Over the past 10 years, the market cap from the reits sector has grown at a compounded annual growth rate of 22%, that's just crazy numbers.

He ended off by reminding the crowd that whilst Reits is one of the investment tool, Sgx offers a wider range of other investment tools such as stocks, bonds, etfs, warrants and dlcs.




The lunch sessions break was a good opportunities for people to visit the booth in particular talking to the investors relation of the various Reits. 

I didn't manage to stay too long in one booth as I was just browsing around the different booth at different speed to see what the booths have to offer. 

I can see there are more crowds stationed at Reits for Cromwell, First Reits and the Capitaland Group, while the rest were quieter. Perhaps it has to do with the sentiments of the Reits status itself. 

After lunch break, Uob Asset Management presented their slides which promotes their active asset funds in particular the Japan Sumitomo asset funds. This is one particular which I find it rather interesting to find out what UOB Asset funds have to offer.

They are overweight on the Japanese market due to accommodative monetary policy. They are also bullish in the Singapore sectors. 

They are underweight Hongkong and Australia. 

You can also see from the third slide below on the various property outlook they are bullish or bearish on their positioning.

The funds gave an annualized dividend yield of about 5% which they pay out on a monthly basis.





Unfortunately, I didn't stay too long as I left right after the Ascott Reit presentation.

But this was a pretty insightful event for Reits investors in a heavy-weight Reits day.

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