Stephen Finch | Director and Chief Executive Officer
SRE Capital Management PTE Ltd | Singapore

Stephen Finch, Director and Chief Executive Officer, SRE Capital Management PTE Ltd

Prior to joining SRE Capital, Mr Finch was CEO and Director at ARA Strategic  Capital/APN Funds Management (Asia), the fund manager of ARA Asian Asset Income Fund. Mr Finch developed its unique high income strategy and managed the fund since its inception in August 2007.  From 2000 to 2007, Mr Finch was Head of DBS Bank’s REIT and Debt Capital Markets, where he played a leading role in growing Singapore’s nascent REIT market. Mr Finch was the Financial Adviser to 9 out of 13 REITs listed in Singapore plus landmark REIT listings in Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong. His portfolio includes some of the largest REITs in Singapore, including CapitaLand Mall Trust, Ascendas REIT, MapleTree Logistics Trust and Suntec REIT.  With over 34 years of experience in securities trading and fund management, Mr Finch’s prior roles involved leading teams and establishing businesses for global banks in Asia including Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.


REIW Asia 2017 day 2 @ 11:30

The changing dynamics of the REIT market

  • Will the activities of some businesses, which labelled themselves as REITs to avoid taxes and enjoy higher valuations result in a limiting of REIT powers and benefits?
  • Is the emergence of alternative asset classes such as data centres and e-commerce warehouses going to create new REIT opportunities in Asia and elsewhere?
  • We’ve recently seen the launch of both the first ETF with a focus on Asia Pacific REITs and the new SGX index tracking 30 Asia-Pacific REITs, but what does that really mean for the REIT market?
  • Will we see an increase in Asian REITs deploying capital into overseas projects?
  • In an increasingly competitive environment, how can REITs ensure that their portfolio and unit acquisitions continue to deliver value to their shareholders?

REIW Asia 2017 day 1 @ 14:10


  • How is the Philippines opening up to FDI? Which asset classes are emerging as the safest bets?
  • Is the Philippines CRE market undergoing a substantive structural change?
  • Is residential investment too low-grade for international capital?
  • Is political instability an issue for investors?
last published: 30/Sep/19 03:05 GMT

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