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HSBC GIF Multi-Strategy Target Return

The next generation of flexible multi-asset funds

Why invest in a flexible multi-asset fund?

  • Markets are volatile and uncertain, and while over the long term we expect them to deliver a positive return, they are characterised by sharp, periodic and sometimes prolonged drawdowns.
  • For investors looking to preserve their existing wealth, while growing assets, we have created the HSBC GIF Multi-Strategy Target Return fund. The fund focuses on delivering stable growth, and capturing positive market returns while protecting investors from significant falls.
  • Our key priority is delivering peace of mind to our clients, who understand that their assets are in a stable, well diversified portfolio with a strong emphasis on risk control and downside mitigation.

In the current context of turbulent markets, HSBC GIF Multi-Strategy Target Return (MSTR) has demonstrated its resilience by delivering stable and positive returns while minimizing downside risks thanks to its unique investment approach combining both directional and market-neutral strategies.

Source : HSBC Asset Management (France) ; data as at 28 May 2021. © Copyright 2021 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Characteristics and weightings are for information only, are not guaranteed and are subject to change over time, and without prior notice, taking into account any changes in markets.

The performance figures relate to the past performance which should not be seen as an indication of future returns. The capital invested in the fund can increase or decrease and is not guaranteed. Future returns will depend, inter alia, on market conditions, fund manager’s skill, fund risk level and fees.The performances are displayed gross of costs. The application of the fees will have the effect of reducing the performances presented.


HSBC GIF Multi-Strategy Target Return
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  • Inception: 21/03/2017
  • Target Return: Cash + 4% annualized on a 3 years horizon
  • Target Volatility: 6-8%
  • Investment universe:
    • DM and EM Equity          Bond markets
    • Commodities                    FX and Volatility
  • Unconstrained benchmark with flexible net exposure:
    • Equity: 0  50%     Currencies: 0  50%
    • Bonds: 0  100%   Physical Assets: 0  10%
  • Fund Features:
    • Aims to generate stable and positive returns and minimize downside risks over the long term
    • Combines directional and market-neutral strategies to deliver moderate correlation to traditional asset classes
    • Different sources of returns, which improve diversification and resilience during market downturns
  • Risk & Reward Profile:

Risk and Reward profile

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Source: HSBC Asset Management, data as at 31 December 2020. Characteristics and weightings are for illustrative purposes only, are not guaranteed and are subject to change over time, and without prior notice, taking into account any changes in markets.

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Important information

Main risks associated with HSBC GIF Multi-Strategy Target Return:
It is important to remember that the value of investments and any income from them can go down as well as up and is not guaranteed

Equity risk: portfolios that invest in securities listed on a stock exchange or market could be affected by general changes in the stock market. The value of investments can go down as well as up due to equity markets movements
Interest rate risk: as interest rates rise debt securities will fall in value. The value of debt securities is inversely proportional to interest rate movements
Foreign exchange risk: where overseas investments are held, the rate of exchange of the currency may cause the value to go down as well as up
Emerging market risk: Investments in emerging markets have by nature higher risk and are potentially more volatile than those made in developed countries. Markets are not always well regulated or efficient and investments can be affected by reduced liquidity

Credit risk: Issuers of debt securities may fail to meet their regular interest and/or capital repayment obligations. All credit instruments therefore have potential for default. Higher yielding securities are more likely to default.
Financial derivative instruments risk: The value of derivative contracts is dependent upon the performance of an underlying asset. A small movement in the value of the underlying can cause a large movement in the value of the derivative. Unlike exchange traded derivatives, over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives have credit risk associated with the counterparty or institution facilitating the trade.

Counterparty risk: The portfolio is exposed to Over the Counter (OTC) markets for all or part of its total assets. The portfolio will therefore be subject to the risk that its direct counterparty will not perform its obligations under the OTC transactions and that the strategy will sustain losses
Liquidity risk: Liquidity is a measure of how easily an investment can be converted to cash without a loss of capital and/or income in the process. The value of assets may be significantly impacted by liquidity risk during adverse market conditions.

Swing pricing: The fund uses the swing principle calculation method which determines the net asset value of the fund. Swing pricing allows investment funds to pay the daily transaction costs arising from subscription and redemptions by incoming and outgoing investors. The aim of swing pricing is to reduce the dilution effect generated when, for example, major redemptions in a fund force its manager to sell the underlying assets of the fund. These sales of assets generate transaction costs and taxes, also significant, which impact the value of the fund and all its investors.

Gates: The fund has a redemption threshold (gate), the level at which the manager of an undertaking for collective investment in transferable securities can stagger the redemption of securities instead of proceeding immediately.

Before subscription, investors should refer to the Key Investor Information Document (KIID) of the fund as well as its complete prospectus available on request from HSBC Asset Management, the centralizing agent, the financial department or the usual representative. For more detailed information on the risks associated with this fund, investors should refer to the prospectus of the fund.

HSBC GIF Multi-Strategy Target Return is a sub fund of HSBC Global Investment Funds, a Luxemburg domiciled SICAV. Before subscription, investors should refer to Key Investor Document (KIID) of the fund as well as its complete prospectus. For more detailed information on the risks associated with this fund, investors should refer to the complete prospectus of the fund. Shares of the Company may not be offered or sold for sale or sold to any "U.S. Person within the meaning of the Articles of Incorporation, i.e. a citizen or resident of the United States of America (the "United States"), a partnership organised or existing under the laws of any state, territory or possession of the United States, or a corporation organised or existing under the laws of the United States or of any state, territory or possession thereof, or any estate or trust, other than an estate or trust the income of which from sources outside the United States is not includible in gross income for purposes of computing United States income tax payable by it.

Important information for Luxembourg investors: HSBC entities in Luxembourg are regulated and authorised by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF).

Important information for Swiss investors: The presented fund is authorised for distribution according to Art. 120 of the Federal Collective Investment Schemes Act in Switzerland. This presentation is intended exclusively towards qualified investors in the meaning of Art. 10 para 3, 3bis and 3ter of the Federal Collective Investment Schemes Act (CISA). This document has no contractual value and is not by any means intended as a solicitation, nor a recommendation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument. (Potential) investors are kindly asked to consult the latest issued Key Investor Information Document (KIID), prospectus, articles of incorporation and the (semi-)annual report of the fund which may be obtained free of charge at the head office of the representative: HSBC Asset Management (Switzerland) AG., Gartenstrasse 26, P.O. Box, CH-8002 Zurich. Paying agent: HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) S.A., Quai des Bergues 9-17, P. O. Box 2888, CH-1211 Geneva 1.

HSBC Asset Management is the brand name for the asset management business of HSBC Group. The above document has been produced by HSBC Asset Management (France) and has been approved for distribution/issue by the following entities:

HSBC Asset Management (France) - 421 345 489 RCS Nanterre. Portfolio management company authorised by the French regulatory authority AMF (no. GP99026) with capital of 8.050.320 euros, in Italy, Spain and Sweden through the Milan, Madrid and Stockholm branches of HSBC Asset Management (France), regulated respectively by Banca d’Italia and Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (Consob) in Italy, the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) in Spain and the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) in Sweden. Postal address: 75419 Paris cedex 08. Offices: Immeuble Coeur Défense | 110, esplanade du Général de Gaulle - La Défense 4 (France) - Website:

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