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We have successfully managed index funds for clients since 1988, with dedicated portfolio management teams across global markets, leveraging our infrastructure and expertise.


Access China’s opportunities via our ETFs

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Partnership in index and systematic equity

In late 2009, we launched our first ETFs in Europe and currently have a suite of 34 funds which are built on our strong index tracking heritage, integrated platforms and disciplined processes.

We take a pragmatic approach to managing ETFs with two equally important objectives: close tracking and minimising costs.

We offer equity market exposure to a range of global markets and carefully select indices where we can manage trading costs and liquidity.

Our tracking method and value-added approach to managing ETFs have enabled us to consistently produce returns that closely mirror the index within target tracking tolerances.

Key benefits of our ETF range

At the heart of our investment process is delivering close tracking error and managing tracking error budgets, while minimising the funds’ execution costs. We have a robust track record in providing competitively priced market access solutions.

Physical replication

Our passive equity funds benefit from our physical replication approach – where our portfolios are invested in the constituents of the underlying index, and do not use synthetic instruments, such as swaps and other derivatives, to mirror index performance.

High tracking accuracy*

Through considered implementation, we aim to find the optimal trade-off between temporary tracking error and transaction costs. The optimal balance and duration of implementation is important in achieving this objective and ultimately improves portfolio performance over time.

*Please refer to the factsheets for individual fund performance

Enhanced risk management, control and monitoring

Risk management is central to our investment process before and after investment decisions are made.

Ongoing risk management includes investment operating parameters, tracking error risk, counterparty risk, exposure risk and the accuracy of analysis of performance attributions and exposures to different parts of the underlying market.

Dedicated global dealing team

At HSBC we have traders located in key regional execution hubs. This is fundamental, as the expertise is connected to the market and exchange they operate in. This means our equity trades are handled by specialists with local knowledge, expertise and relationships, who are familiar with local service providers. At the end of the day, this can go a long way to deliver the best outcomes for investors.

Banned weapons stock screening

At HSBC we have implemented a screening of banned weapons such as cluster munitions, anti-personnel mines, chemical weapons etc. across the entire active and passive ranges – excluding investments in issuers that are involved in these weapons.

Large investment in the latest management and execution technology

Our leading proprietary technology ensures the efficiency and accuracy of information – supporting consistent tracking and fund performance. Our proprietary technology has been designed by our investment teams to meet their rigorous and robust requirements to ensure cost savings and better performance outcomes for our funds and investors

How to trade our ETFs

To invest in HSBC Global Asset Management ETFs, please contact your local stockbroker.

Authorised Participants and Market Making contact list

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Jessica Lana / Gurjeet Kundi
Tel: +44 (0)20 7996 3519

Flow Traders B.V.
Christian Oetterich / Chris Meyers
Tel: +44 203 986 4000
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Goldenberg Hehmeyer
Levon Piruzyan
Tel: +44 (0)20 7390 3438

HSBC Global Markets
Steve Palmer / Luke Rose
Tel: +44 (0)20 7991 5819

Jane Street Financial
Slawomir Rzeszotko / Chris Foxon
Tel: +44 (0)20 3100 3323
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Morgan Stanley
Oliver Morgan
Tel: +44 (0)20 7677 8652

Optiver VOF
Maarten Botman / Jean Marie Tine / Ben Miller
Tel: +31-20-708-7367 / +31-20-708-7614 / +44 203 425 9631
Email: / /

RBC Capital Markets
Matt Holden
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7029 0500

Societe Generale
Ameni Takoury
Tel: 00 33 1 42 13 30 79

Susquehanna Europe
Salvatore Accurso / Marco Salaorno / Damon Walvoord
Tel: +44 203 883 8606

Virtu Financial
Liam Emery
Tel: +353 (0)1 246 6919

Goldman Sachs International
Rockey Agarwal 
Tel: +44 20 7051 8220

Bluefin Europe LLP
Simon McGhee 
Tel: +44 (0) 207 469 2510

DRW Global Markets Ltd
Bernardus Roelofs
Tel: +44 (0) 207 282 0965

Citigroup Global Markets
Andrew J. Jamieson
Tel: +44 (0) 207 986 1875


Official Market Makers:

Societe Generale
Ameni Takoury
Tel: 00 33 1 42 13 30 79

Goldenberg Hehmeyer
Levon Piruzyan
Tel: +44 (0)20 7390 3438

For further information, please contact HSBC directly:

HSBC ETFs Capital Market Team
Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 0135

Shareholder communications




- Notification of outcome of an extraordinary general
meeting to change the investment policy of the Fund


8 January 2021

- Notification of an extraordinary general meeting
to change the investment policy of the Fund


8 December 2020

UCITS ETF - Proposed Closure of the Fund


20 August 2020

ETF - Proposed Closure of the Fund


20 August 2020

Letter of notification to Shareholders regarding
securities lending


18 August 2020

Key risks and important information

The value of investments and any income from them can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

Key risks

The value of investments and any income from them can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested.

  • Exchange Rate risk: Investing in assets denominated in a currency other than that of the investor’s own currency perspective exposes the value of the investment to exchange rate fluctuations.
  • Derivative 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.
  • Index Tracking risk: The performance of the Fund may not match the performance of the index it tracks because of fees and expenses, market opening times and regulatory constraints.
  • Operational risk: The main risks are related to systems and process failures. Investment processes are overseen by independent risk functions which are subject to independent audit and supervised by regulators.
  • 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.
  • Emerging Market risk: Emerging economies typically exhibit higher levels of investment risk. Markets are not always well regulated or efficient and investments can be affected by reduced liquidity.
  • Focused Strategy risk: Funds with a narrow or concentrated investment strategy may experience higher risk and return volatility and lower liquidity than funds with a more diversified approach.

Important information

The HSBC ETF range are sub-funds of HSBC ETFs plc (“the Company”), an investment company with variable capital and segregated liability between sub-funds, incorporated in Ireland as a public limited company, and is authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland. The company is constituted as an umbrella fund, with segregated liability between sub-funds.

Shares purchased on the secondary market cannot usually be sold directly back to the Company. Investors must buy and sell shares on the secondary market with the assistance of an intermediary (e.g. a stockbroker) and may incur fees for doing so. In addition, investors may pay more than the current Net Asset Value per share when buying shares and may receive less than the current Net Asset Value per Share when selling them.

UK based investors in HSBC ETFs plc are advised that they may not be afforded some of the protections conveyed by the Financial Services and Markets Act (2000), (“the Act”). The Company is recognised in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority under section 264 of the Act.

The shares in HSBC ETFs plc have not been and will not be offered for sale or sold in the United States of America, its territories or possessions and all areas subject to its jurisdiction, or to United States Persons. Affiliated companies of HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited may make markets in HSBC ETFs plc.

All applications are made on the basis of the current HSBC ETFs plc Prospectus, relevant Key Investor Information Document (“KIID”), Supplementary Information Document (SID) and Fund supplement, and most recent annual and semi-annual reports, which can be obtained upon request free of charge from HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited, 8 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HQ. UK, or from a stockbroker or financial adviser.

The indicative intra-day net asset value of the sub-fund[s] is available on at least one major market data vendor terminal such as Bloomberg, as well as on a wide range of websites that display stock market data, including

Investors and potential investors should read and note the risk warnings in the prospectus, relevant KIID and Fund supplement (where available) and additionally, in the case of retail clients, the information contained in the supporting SID.

Contact us

If you would like to give us your feedback or need further information about our ETFs, please e-mail

*To help continually improve our service and in the interest of security, we may record and/or monitor your communication with us.

Risk Warning

Index-based Investing - The value of investments and any income from them can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested. Where overseas investments are held the rate of currency exchange may also cause the value of such investments to fluctuate.