SGX Launches Asia’s First International REIT Futures

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has launched the SGX FTSE EPRA Nareit Asia ex-Japan Index Futures and SGX iEdge S-REIT Leaders Index Futures, Asia’s first international REIT futures based on indices tracking REITs listed in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Thailand.

The FTSE EPRA Nareit Global Real Estate Index series is widely followed, with an estimated $340 billion of assets under management actively benchmarked or passively tracking the indices. The iEdge S-REIT Leaders Index is the most liquid index-basket representation of the Singapore REIT market and one of the most widely referenced in SGX’s suite of indices.

In 2019, close to 45% of REIT IPOs worldwide debuted on SGX, surpassing the REIT markets of the United States, Australia, and Japan. Singapore is one of the largest global REIT hubs in the world, where more than 80% of the REITs hold overseas assets, spread across geographies and subsectors.

(Contact: John Barwick at jbarwick@nareit.com)

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