Category: Fifth Person

8 things you need to know about BIMB Holdings before you invest

Today, Islamic banking remains as a key driver of growth in the local banking industry in Malaysia. Over the past decade, both local and foreign banks have set up Islamic banks to provide a wide range of Shariah-based financial services to local Muslim customers which made up approximately 70% of the population of Malaysia. To […]

8 things I learned from Al-Salam REIT’s 2017 AGM

For those who have travelled between Singapore and Malaysia through the causeway, you have noticed the City Square Mall located right beside Johor immigration complex. For years, City Square Mall has been the only modern mall located on the main street of Johor Bahru. However, in recent years, the redevelopment of Johor Bahru city has […]

5 reasons why Moody’s has downgraded China for the first time in nearly 30 years

For the first time since 1989, Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded China’s long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings to “A1” from “Aa3”, on expectations that the republic’s financial strength will erode somewhat over the coming years due to rising economy-wide debt as potential slows. China’s local currency bond and deposit ceilings, as well […]

8 things I learned from Cambridge Industrial Trust’s 2017 AGM

Cambridge Industrial Trust (CIT; SGX: J91U) is an industrial REIT with a portfolio of 49 industrial, logistics, and warehousing properties located in Singapore. The properties have a total net lettable area of 7.7 million square feet. As at 31 December 2016, its portfolio was worth $1.35 billion. It has been a period of transition for […]

7 things you need to know about LPI Capital before you invest

Perhaps, if you’re reading this, you’ve already bought several insurance policies. Individually, these policies include a medical card and multiple life insurance products. If you have a car, you would’ve bought motor insurance. If you are a property owner, you would’ve purchased multiple insurance products to insure damages against fire, theft and natural disasters. Hopefully, we […]

8 things we learned from UOA REIT’s 2017 AGM

We arrived at around 8:15 a.m. to attend UOA Real Estate Investment Trust’s (UOA REIT) 2017 AGM but unitholders/proxies had already formed two long queues to register themselves. While queuing up, we overheard a unitholder complaining that the number of unitholders for this year’s AGM had doubled compared to the previous year. Another unitholder replied, […]

11 things I learned from Genting Singapore’s 2017 AGM

Singaporeans, I’m sure, are all too familiar with the only two integrated resorts (read: casinos) in the country, Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa. While the former has become an iconic addition to the Singapore skyline and a popular sightseeing destination, Resorts World has built its name as a family and lifestyle destination due […]

7 things we learned from AmanahRaya REIT’s 2017 AGM

AmanahRaya REIT (ARREIT; Bursa: 5127) was established in Oct 2006 and was listed on Bursa Malaysia in Feb 2007. As at 31st Dec 2016, the portfolio of ARREIT comprised 15 properties with a total asset value of RM1.04 billion. The REIT manager is a joint venture between AmanahRaya-REIT Managers and Kenedix Asia.  Kenedix Asia, via […]

12 things I learned from Parkway Life REIT’s 2017 AGM

Parkway Life REIT (PLife REIT; SGX: C2PU) has been in our portfolio for a number of years now and has given us solid capital gains and a consistent dividend yield since. This isn’t a surprise as PLife REIT enjoys a stable 15 + 15-year master lease with Parkway Hospitals in Singapore with an annual rental […]