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 make investments into 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.

What are the benefits of investing in a REIT?

REITs offer:

  • 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
How can I invest in FCOT and what is the stock symbol?

Investors may purchase units in FCOT through their stockbroker or investment advisor. Units in FCOT, which are denominated in Singapore dollars, have been listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange (SGX-ST) under the short name 'Frasers Commercial Trust' or the abbreviated name 'FCOT'. The ISIN code is SG2C81967185 and stock code is ND8U.

Can I use my Central Provident Fund (CPF) to invest in FCOT?

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 FCOT. You are advised to contact CPF Board to check on the latest regulations prior to making investment decisions.

What is the distribution frequency of FCOT?

FCOT 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 FCOT units as investment assets and not through a partnership will receive tax-free cash distributions.

Where can I find historical financial information on FCOT?

FCOT’s past financial results can be found on the website under Financial Information. You can also gather more information from FCOT’s past annual reports found under Publications section.

With effect from 29 April 2020, following the merger with Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust, please refer to the website of Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust for further information.