Nikko AM-Straits Trading Asia ex Japan REIT ETF is the second ETF made up of REITs to be launched. The first ETF REIT to be launched is SGX APAC ex Japan Dividend Leaders REIT Index. The constituents of these two REIT ETF are very different.
There are no Australia REITs in Nikko AM-Straits Trading Asia ex Japan REIT ETF. On the other hand, SGX APAC ex Japan Dividend Leaders REIT Index has no Malaysia REITs.
Nikko AM-Straits Trading Asia ex Japan REIT ETF will start trading on the Singapore Exchange on 29 March 2017. The initial offer price is SGD$1.00. The dividends are estimated at 5% per annum and paid on a quarterly basis.
I noticed the following about Nikko AM-Straits Trading Asia ex Japan REIT ETF
- The ETF is heavy weighted on Link REIT, Mapletree Commercial Trust, Ascendas REIT, Suntec REIT and Capitaland Mall Trust. I already held Mapletree Commercial Trust, Suntec REIT and Capitaland Mall Trust in my stock portfolio.
- The ETF comprises of 44.4% Industrial & Office REITs. Current falling office rental rates and headwinds in industrial sector will impact this ETF performance.
- The ETF comprises of 40.4% Retail REITs. Current headwinds in tourism industry will impact this ETF performance.
Below are the 23 constituents that make up the Nikko AM-Straits Trading Asia ex Japan REIT ETF.
|Hui Xian REIT||Hong Kong||Diversified||3.2|
|Spring REIT||Hong Kong||Industrial + Office||0.84|
|Yuexiu REIT||Hong Kong||Retail||1.93|
|CapitaLand Retail China Trust||Singapore||Retail||1.71|
|Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust||Singapore||Retail||4.15|
|Champion REIT||Hong Kong||Industrial + Office||4.14|
|Link REIT||Hong Kong||Retail||9.68|
|Fortune REIT||Hong Kong||Retail||5|
|Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust||Singapore||Retail||1.78|
|Mapletree Commercial Trust||Singapore||Diversified||6.67|
|CDL Hospitality Trust||Singapore||Hospitality||2.08|
|Mapletree Logistics Trust||Singapore||Industrial||3.56|
|Mapletree Industrial Trust||Singapore||Industrial||4.77|
|CapitaLand Commercial Trust||Singapore||Office||7.03|
|Suntec REIT||Singapore||Retail + Office||9.62|
|CapitaLand Mall Trust||Singapore||Retail||9.88|
Will I Buy this REIT?
Most likely not. This ETF is an attractive fund to hold for those who does not have any REITs in their stock portfolio yet. Just by buying this ETF, you get to enjoy 5% dividend yield from 23 REITs across Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. As you can see, I already own a majority of REITs in my stock portfolio and thus I shall be giving this a miss.