Frequently Asked Questions

What is a REIT?

A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a public real estate operating company organized as an investment trust for tax efficiency. A REIT enables individual investors to invest in portfolios that own large-scale income-generating properties. Professionally managed, a REIT collects rental income from tenants and distributes the income net of expenses to unitholders on a regular basis.

For more information on REITs, please visit MoneySense website at the following link:

http://www.moneysense.gov.sg/understanding-financial-products/investments/types-of-investments/real-estate-investment-trusts.aspx

What are the benefits of investing in a REIT?

REITs offer:

  • A liquid alternative to investing in real estate
  • Stable cashflow in the form of regular and stable cash distributions from rental income collected from tenants
  • Tax advantages to qualifying Unitholders as the distributions are free of tax at source
  • Portfolio diversification. REITs have a risk-return profile that is lower than equities and higher than bonds
  • Team of professionals to manage real estate portfolio
  • Investors are advised to consult their investment advisors prior to making investment decisions

How can I invest in Frasers Centrepoint Trust and what is the stock symbol?

Investors may purchase units in Frasers Centrepoint Trust (FCT) through their stockbroker or investment advisor. Units in Frasers Centrepoint Trust, which are denominated in Singapore dollars, have been listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange (SGX-ST) under the short name "FrasersCT" since 5 July 2006. The ISIN code is SG1T60930966.

Can I use my Central Provident Fund (CPF) to invest in Frasers Centrepoint Trust?

CPF members are allowed to invest up to 35% of the Investible Savings in their CPF ordinary account to purchase or where applicable, subscribe for new units in FCT. You are advised to contact CPF Board to check on the latest regulations prior to making investment decisions.

What is the distribution frequency of Frasers Centrepoint Trust?

Frasers Centrepoint Trust reports its results and makes distributions on a quarterly basis.

Do I have to pay tax on the distributions?

Foreign and Singapore Individuals who hold Frasers Centrepoint Trust units as investment assets and not through a partnership will receive tax-free cash distributions.

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