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HSBC Global Diversified Real Return Fund

Important Information

  • The Fund invests mainly in equities, bonds and other related investments such as commodities and liquid alternative funds. The Fund aims to deliver return that targets to exceed US inflation (Real Return) over the long term.
  • To achieve its investment objective, the Fund may focus on assets that tend to perform in an inflationary environment. There is a possibility that the Fund may not achieve the desired results under all circumstances and market conditions.
  • The investments of the Fund may be periodically rebalanced and therefore the Fund may incur greater transaction costs than a fund employing a buy-and-hold allocation strategy.
  • The Fund may invest in financial derivative instruments for investment purpose which may lead to higher volatility to its net asset value.
  • The Fund 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.
  • The Fund’s investments may involve substantial credit, credit rating, currency, volatility, liquidity, interest rate, valuation, emerging markets, tax and political risks and risks related to general equity market, general debt securities, sovereign debt, mainland China market, convertible securities, real estate, infrastructure industry, commodities, small/mid-capitalisation companies, investment in other collective investment schemes and risks associated with flexible pay-out share class. Investors may suffer substantial loss of their investments in the Fund.
  • Base Currency Hedged Share Classes or RMB denominated class are subject to higher currency and exchange rate risks.
  • Investors should not invest solely based on this page and should read the offering documents for details.

Price increases over the past year

(1) Source: Consumer Price Indices for September 2022, Census and Statistics Department, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
(2) Source: Petrol Data from 30 September 2021 to 30 September 2022, Oil Price Watch, Consumer Council.
For illustrative purpose only.

A multi-asset strategy to navigate different economic environments

Why HSBC Global Diversified Real Return Fund?

  • Inflation is expected to remain persistent over the medium- to long-term. Investors may benefit from a diversified solution that can generate potential real return by taking inflation into account
  • Real assets are positively linked to inflation through earning prospects
  • The Fund’s focus on liquid real assets, such as property stocks, allows for timely and dynamic portfolio allocation in fast-changing markets
Hedging against inflation with liquid real assets

Source: HSBC Asset Management, November 2022. For illustration purpose only.

  • Due to their inflation-linked nature, real assets have historically performed better than other asset classes in inflationary cycles (see chart below)
  • By investing in a diversified portfolio with a strong focus on real assets, the Fund aims to provide real return that exceeds US inflation rate in the longer term

Average annual return during high inflation periods* between Apr 1998 and May 2022

Winners in a inflationary world

* High inflation means inflation higher than historical 70 percentile
Source: Bloomberg, HSBC Asset Management, from April 1998 to May 2022. Indices used: Global Property - FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Index; Global Infrastructure Listed - S&P Global Infrastructure; Commodity - Bloomberg Commodity Index; Gold - XAU Gold Ounce; Global Inflation Linked Bonds - Barclays World Govt Inflation Linked Bond; Global Equities - MSCI AC World; Global Aggregate Bonds - Barclays Global Aggregate Bond; Global Corporate Bonds - Barclays Global Aggregate Corporate; Global High Yield Bonds Short - ML 1-3 Year BB-B US and Euro Non-Financial High Yield Constrained. Investment involves risks. Past performance is not indicative of future performance.

  • Hedging against inflation is not as simple as merely owning real assets. Rather, it is critical to employ a versatile strategy that can respond to various conditions
  • The Fund is designed for flexibility and adopts a dynamic, multi-asset approach to navigate different economic cycles. For example, it may focus on listed infrastructure equities in an inflationary and/or growth environment, but tilt to high-quality government bonds in anticipation of a slowdown

The Fund employs a dynamic asset allocation to navigate market conditions

The Fund employs a dynamic asset allocation to navigate market conditions

Source: HSBC Asset Management as at November 2022 and subject to change. For illustrative purposes only. The information provided is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as a recommendation or solicitation for any investment strategy or product, nor securities in the regions and countries referenced. The views expressed above were held at the time of preparation and are subject to change without notice. Any forecast, projection or target contained in this presentation is for information purposes only and is not guaranteed in any way. Data displayed above is shown on a look-through basis. This means that the fund may not directly hold these securities and the investment in these securities may be via other funds.

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