Conventional wisdom suggests that REITs are anathema to rising interest rates.

But in an interview with REITsWeek, a portfolio manager from Principal Global Investors, a firm that manages over USD570 billion in assets including REITs, remains optimistic this time round.

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By Ridzwan Rahmat

Ridzwan has been analysing REITs and business trusts since 2008, and personally manages a portfolio comprising mainly of SGX-listed REITs. He founded REITsWeek in 2013.