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WEBINAR: Positioning Your REIT for Index Inclusion for Greater Trading Liquidity and Investor Visibility (14 Sept 2020)
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Indices such as the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Index series, the SGX S-REIT index series, FTSE Straits Times Index and the MSCI index series are often heard about in the investment world.  With the increased use of these indices by institutional investors in portfolio construction, strategic allocation and performance benchmarking, REITs that are included in key indices enjoy higher investor visibility, unitholder base diversification and greater trading liquidity.

The panel of speakers in this webinar will share their insights and knowledge on the ground rules, qualifying criteria, pathway to index inclusion and real case studies of SREITs which have walked the path. The takeaways from this webinar will be valuable knowledge that S-REIT managers, in particular the IROs can use to enhance their IR strategy and value-add to their REIT's investment proposition through inclusion in indices.

The webinar will cover:

  • How are indices used in investing and why are they important?
  • Which key indices do Real Estate/REIT investors follow?
  • Essential knowledge and ground rules of index inclusion
  • Roadmap to getting that inclusion into in larger cap indices
  • Case studies of index inclusion of SREITs
  • Q&A with the panelists

Participants will receive 1 supplementary CPD hour. Register early to secure your place! 

Date: 14 September 2020

Time: 2.00 - 3.15pm

Fee: S$40 for IRPAS and/or REITAS members and S$80 for non-members

This webinar will be conducted in English as a Zoom Webinar.

Webinar participants will be able to watch and listen to (via computer audio, recommended for security reasons, or telephone line) the video presentation and Q&A discussion on their screens, as well as participate in the Q&A discussion by sending in their questions to the moderator using the built-in Q&A function.

About the Panelists

Ms Caroline Fong - Head of Investor Relations, Manulife US Real Estate Management Pte. Ltd.

Ms Caroline Fong is the Head of IR and also the Chief Sustainability Officer and Chief Capital Market Strategist. Ms Fong has over 15 years of experience in IR, capital markets and research. Prior to joining Manulife US REIT, Ms Fong was Associate Director, IR and Corporate Finance in Temasek Holdings and Head of IR and Corporate Communications in ESR-REIT. Early in her career, Ms Fong was formerly Head of IR for CapitaLand Mall Asia and Associate Director, Listings at the Singapore Exchange. Ms Fong holds a Masters in Finance and Investment from the University of Nottingham.


Mr Geoff Howie – Market Strategist, SGX

Mr Geoff Howie is the Singapore Exchange’s Market Strategist, with more than 20 years of experience in financial markets and economics. He has a strong background in global macroeconomics and a reputation for cutting through market noise, with an ability to quickly identify key market drivers and their impact across major asset classes.


Mr Shern-Ling Koh, CFA – Portfolio Manager, Principal Real Estate Investors

Mr Shern-Ling Koh is a portfolio manager for Principal Real Estate Investors, the dedicated real estate unit of Principal Global Investors. He is responsible for researching Asian Pacific listed property securities for the team’s global real estate strategies. Shern joined the firm in early 2014. He was previously the CEO/CIO at OSK International Asset Management where he managed all investment mandates for their public and private equity business in Singapore. He served as an investment analyst at Fidelity International Ltd from 2007 to 2011 where he was responsible for identifying publicly listed real estate securities investment opportunities for Fidelity’s global funds. Shern received his bachelor’s degree from Cambridge University, a master’s degree from Yale University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and speaks Mandarin and French.


Mr David Moreno, CFA – Senior Analyst, Research and Indexes, EPRA

Mr David Moreno joined EPRA in 2016. He has a background in financial markets within financial institutions mainly as analyst for fixed income and corporate finance. CFA charterholder. He is Economist and Professional in Finance from Universidad del Rosario (Colombia) and holds a joint Master degree in Quantitative Economics and Financial Engineering from Université Paris I Pantheón-Sorbonne (France) and Universitá Ca’Foscari di Venezia (Italy).

About the Moderator

Mr Chen Fung Leng - Vice President, Investor Relations, Frasers Centrepoint Asset Management

Mr Chen Fung Leng is Vice President, Investor Relations at Frasers Centrepoint Asset Management, the manager of Frasers Centrepoint Trust. He has more than 10 years of experience in the field of investor relations and he is responsible for forging relations and the communications between FCT and its unitholders, the investment community and the media. He also provides market intelligence and research to the management team. Fung Leng holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (Honours), both degrees from the National University of Singapore.


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