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Terms and conditions
This Site is intended for Institutional Investors in Australia only.
In Australia, this document is issued by HSBC Bank Australia Limited ABN 48 006 434 162, AFSL 232595, for HSBC Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited ARBN 132 834 149 and HSBC Asset Management (UK) Limited ARBN 633 929 718. This document is for institutional investors only, and is not available for distribution to retail clients (as defined under the Corporations Act). HSBC Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited and HSBC Asset Management (UK) Limited are exempt from the requirement to hold an Australian financial services license under the Corporations Act in respect of the financial services they provide. HSBC Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited is regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong under the Hong Kong laws, which differ from Australian laws. HSBC Asset Management (UK) Limited is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom and, for the avoidance of doubt, includes the Financial Services Authority of the United Kingdom as it was previously known before 1 April 2013, under the laws of the United Kingdom, which differ from Australian laws.
The funds described in this Site (“Funds”) invest in various investments, such as equities, bonds, money market instruments, collective investment schemes and alternative investments. Each Fund has a different investment objective and risk profile.
The Funds may be subject to the risks of investing in emerging markets and smaller companies; and may be subject to the concentration risks when the investments are concentrated in one or a small number of markets or sectors.
The Funds may invest in non-investment grade bonds, unrated bonds, contingent convertible securities, mortgage backed securities, asset backed securities and urban investment bonds issued by mainland China local government financing vehicles (LGFVs) which are subject to additional risks and volatility.
The Funds may have substantial investments in securities issued by a single sovereign issuer (including but not limited to issuer with a non-investment grade credit rating) and are subject to higher concentration risk, sovereign risk and credit risk.
The Funds may gain exposure to hedge fund, absolute return strategy, private equity, real estate sector and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) which are subject to additional risks and volatility.
The Funds may invest in onshore Chinese securities through various market access schemes and China A-shares Access Products. Such investments involve additional risks, including the risks associated with China's tax rules and practices.
When investing in Indian bonds, the Funds may need to comply with the licensing regulations in India and may be subject to additional risks, including quota restrictions and tax risks.
The Funds may invest in other funds and need to bear the underlying funds' fees and expenses on top of the Funds' own fees and expenses.
The Funds may invest in financial derivative instruments for investment purpose which may lead to higher volatility to their net asset value.
The Funds may pay dividends out of capital or gross of expenses. Dividend is not guaranteed and may result in capital erosion and reduction in net asset value.
Because the Funds' base currency, investments and classes may be denominated in different currencies, investors may be affected adversely by exchange controls and exchange rate fluctuations. There is no guarantee that the currency hedging strategy applied to the relevant classes will achieve its desired result.
Investing in money market funds are not the same as placing funds on deposit with a bank or deposit taking company. The Funds which are money market funds have no obligation to redeem units at their offering value and such Funds are not subject to the supervision of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. Investors may not recoup the original amount invested in the Funds.
The Funds' investments may involve substantial credit, currency, volatility, liquidity, interest rate, tax and political risks. Investors may suffer substantial loss of their investments in the Funds.
The Funds are NOT equivalent to term deposits. Investors should not invest in the Funds solely based on the information provided herein and should read the offering document of the Fund for details may involve substantial credit, currency, volatility, liquidity, interest rate, tax and political risks. Investors may suffer substantial loss of their investments in the Funds.
The Funds are NOT equivalent to time deposits. Investors should not invest in the Funds solely based on the information provided herein and should read the offering document of the Fund for details.
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