• What is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)?

    A real estate investment trust is a listed vehicle that invests in a portfolio of income-generating properties. Rents collected from tenants, less expenses are distributed on a regular basis to provide stable yields to Unitholders.

  • What are the benefits of investing in REIT?
    • REITs offer stable returns from the rentals collected from the tenants.
    • REITs offer tax advantages. For qualifying Unitholders, distributions from REITs are free of tax at source. For the period of 18 February 2005 to 31 March 2020, the withholding tax rate for foreign non-individual investors is 10%.
    • REITs as a portfolio diversification tool - REITs have a risk profile slightly higher than that of bonds and a return profile slightly lower than that of stocks. REITs offer competitive returns for the risk assumed.
    • REITs provide a hedge against inflation. When inflation rises, the value of real estate and real estate securities can be expected to increase as well. REITs thus can be considered as a substitute for a fixed income portfolio during periods of expected and high inflation.
  • How can I invest in CapitaLand Ascendas REIT?

    To invest in CapitaLand Ascendas REIT which is listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), an individual must first have a securities account with the Singapore Central Depository (Pte) Ltd.

    For details on how to open a CDP securities account, please see http://www.sgx.com/cdp

    Contact details of CDP:
    The Central Depository (Pte) Limited
    Tel. +65 6535 7511
    Fax. +65 6535 0775
    Email: asksgx@sgx.com

    8.30 am to 5.00 pm (Monday to Friday)
    9.00 am to 12.30 pm (Saturday)
    Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

  • Are the distributions/earnings in CapitaLand Ascendas REIT guaranteed?

    Unlike bonds, CapitaLand Ascendas REIT's earnings or distributions are not guaranteed. However, the yield for CapitaLand Ascendas REIT as at 31 December 2020 was 16.7% based on the initial public offering price of S$0.88 per Unit; and 4.9% based on the 31 December 2020 closing price of S$2.98, which compares favourably with other investment products in the market.

  • When is CapitaLand Ascendas REIT's distribution?

    CapitaLand Ascendas REIT's distribution (if any) is paid on a semi-annual basis to Unitholders. From 2020, the regular distributions shall be made on a semi-annual basis for every 6-month period ending 30 June and 31 December each year.