− One change to the constituents of the STI
FTSE Russell announces that there will be one change to the constituents of the Straits Times Index (STI), following the June 2020 quarterly review. Mapletree Industrial Trust has been added to the STI. As a result, Singapore Press Holdings has been removed from the index.
The STI reserve list, comprising the five highest ranking non-constituents of the STI by market capitalisation, will be (in order of size) Keppel DC REIT, Suntec REIT, NetLink NBN Trust, Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust and Keppel REIT. Stocks on the reserve list will replace any constituents that become ineligible as a result of corporate actions, before the next review. A full list of STI constituents can be found on the website.
FTSE Russell has partnered with Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), publisher of The Straits Times newspaper, and Singapore Exchange (SGX) to jointly calculate Singapore’s main stock market benchmark. The STI is widely followed by investors as the benchmark for the Singapore market and is used as the basis for a range of financial products including Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), warrants, futures and other derivatives. FTSE Russell is the index administrator.
All changes from this review will be made effective from start of trading on Monday 22 June 2020. The next review will take place in September 2020. The indexes are reviewed quarterly in accordance with the index ground rules and to facilitate the inclusion of eligible IPO stocks. The FTSE ST methodology ensures the indexes accurately represent the investable universe for benchmarking purposes and can be easily replicated as the basis of index-linked products.