HSBC Global Asset Management Reopens Award-Winning Frontier Markets Fund to New Investors

New York - 30 March 2017

HSBC Global Asset Management (USA) Inc. announced today the reopening of its HSBC Frontier Markets Fund to new investors. The reopening of the HSBC Frontier Markets Fund coincides with the 2017 Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Award it received for its Class I (HSFIX) track record. The fund achieved best in category performance over a 5-year period out of 404 Emerging Markets funds1.

The decision to reopen the fund was based on a careful review of the fund’s investment discipline and the asset class’ capacity constraints. The fund has been closed to new investors since April 30, 2014.

“We are pleased to offer the HSBC Frontier Markets Fund to new investors once again,” said Damion J. Hendrickson, Head of Sales for HSBC Global Management (USA). “HSBC is a pioneer in Frontier Markets investing and this fund provides highly-specialized exposure to countries and sectors that most investors are otherwise unable to access through more traditional equity strategies.”

The HSBC Frontier Markets Fund launched on September 6, 2011 and invests in Frontier Markets and in smaller Emerging Markets countries that have similar characteristics to Frontier Markets. Stock selection is driven by rigorous fundamental research that integrates Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) factors.

             

Investment Products:

            

ARE NOT A BANK DEPOSIT 
OR OBLIGATION OF THE 
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AFFILIATES

  

ARE NOT 
FDIC 
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ARE NOT INSURED 
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GOVERNMENT 
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ARE NOT 
GUARANTEED BY 
THE BANK OR ANY 
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MAY 
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Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the fund carefully before investing. The prospectus, which contains this and other information about the fund, should be read carefully before investing.

HSBC Global Asset Management (USA) Inc. serves as the investment adviser to the HSBC Funds. Foreside Distribution Services, L.P., member FINRA, is the distributor of the HSBC Funds and is not affiliated with the adviser. HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., member NYSE, FINRA and SIPC, is a sub-distributor of the HSBC Funds. Affiliates of HSBC Global Asset Management (USA) Inc. may receive fees for providing various services to the funds. HSBC Global Asset Management is a leading global asset management firm for institutional and retail investors around the world. As of December 31, 2016 it manages assets totaling over $413 billion.

1 Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards recognize funds and fund management firms for their consistently strong risk-adjusted three-, five-, and ten-year performance (ending December 31, 2016) relative to their peers, based on Lipper's proprietary performance-based methodology. 

HSBC Bank USA, National Association (HSBC Bank USA, N.A.), with total assets of US $178.7 billion as of 31 December 2016 (US GAAP), serves 2.4 million customers through retail banking and wealth management, commercial banking, private banking, asset management, and global banking and markets segments. It operates more than 230 bank branches throughout the United States. There are over 145 in New York as well as branches in: California; Connecticut; Delaware; Washington, D.C.; Florida; Maryland; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Virginia; and Washington. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. is the principal subsidiary of HSBC USA Inc., an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of HSBC North America Holdings Inc. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. is a member of the FDIC.

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