There is a new kid on the block for the local ETF scene – the Phillip SING Income ETF (Phillip SING). Hot from the oven, it was launched by Phillip Capital on 1 Oct Monday.

I will share some pertinent points worth noting about this ETF, to aid you in your decision whether to subscribe for it.

The index
Phillip SING tracks the Morningstar Singapore Yield Focus Index (The Index) that comprises a basket of stocks selected using Morningstar’s proprietary quality income strategy and factors. The 30 stocks were identified based on a composite score derived from following factors:

  • Quality – quantitative moat score
  • Financial Health – distance to default score
  • Dividend – trailing 12 month dividend yield

I attended an insider briefing for Phillip in-house remisiers and learnt that since 2005, The Index has attained annualised return of 9.6%, comprising capital gain of 5.2% and dividend returns …