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A forward-looking perspective on climate technology innovators
Technology is a crucial tool in the battle against climate change
Tackling climate change is a complex problem. Over the past few years, the climate tech sector has emerged as a dynamic and rapidly evolving sector within the broader technology and sustainability landscape. Naturally, there are challenges to investors who want to invest in climate tech, due to the global boundaries, high upfront costs and the long runway needed before investment outcomes are realised, amongst others.
Investors looking to invest in the space can benefit from the intensive innovation that is taking place amongst companies that are determined to accelerate the global transition towards carbon neutrality.
We have created a Fund which tracks the Nasdaq Global Climate Technology Index and is comprised of companies that are developing innovative, cutting-edge products and services that are crucial in the battle against climate change.
Three part Taxonomy
The companies within the index cut across a variety of different verticals – from companies involved in the development of new technology, to companies who are innovating and developing or enhancing current technology to help tackle climate specific problems such as making a net zero future a reality.
The companies within the index are grouped in three intuitive ways:
Providers of core, innovative technology without
which a climate technology solution cannot function
Power sources & storage
Providers of tangible climate technology based infrastructure
Value added services to an existing climate based technology
The value of an investment in the portfolios and any income from them can go down as well as up and as with any investment you may not receive back the amount originally invested.
Concentration Risk: The Fund may be concentrated in a limited number of securities, economic sectors and/or countries. As a result, it may be more volatile and have a greater risk of loss than more broadly diversified funds
Counterparty Risk: The possibility that the counterparty to a transaction may be unwilling or unable to meet its obligations
Derivatives Risk: Derivatives can behave unexpectedly. The pricing and volatility of many derivatives may diverge from strictly reflecting the pricing or volatility of their underlying reference(s), instrument or asset
Exchange Rate Risk: Changes in currency exchange rates could reduce or increase investment gains or investment losses, in some cases significantly
Index Tracking Risk: To the extent that the Fund seeks to replicate index performance by holding individual securities, there is no guarantee that its composition or performance will exactly match that of the target index at any given time (“tracking error”)
Investment Leverage Risk: Investment Leverage occurs when the economic exposure is greater than the amount invested, such as when derivatives are used. A Fund that employs leverage may experience greater gains and/or losses due to the amplification effect from a movement in the price of the reference source
Liquidity Risk: Liquidity Risk is the risk that a Fund may encounter difficulties meeting its obligations in respect of financial liabilities that are settled by delivering cash or other financial assets, thereby compromising existing or remaining investors
Operational Risk: Operational risks may subject the Fund to errors affecting transactions, valuation, accounting, and financial reporting, among other things
Any views expressed were held at the time of preparation and are subject to change without notice. Any forecast, projection or target where provided is indicative only and not guaranteed in any way. HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited accepts no liability for any failure to meet such forecast, projection or target.
Nasdaq®, Nasdaq CTA Global Climate Technology Index (Net Total Return), are registered trademarks of Nasdaq, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the “Corporations”) and are licensed for use by HSBC Asset Management. The Product(s) have not been passed on by the Corporations as to their legality or suitability. The Product(s) are not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT(S).
Detailed information for article 8 and 9 sustainable investment products, as categorised under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), including; description of the environmental or social characteristics or the sustainable investment objective; methodologies used to assess, measure and monitor the environmental or social characteristics and the impact of the selected sustainable investments and; objectives and benchmark information, can be found at: Sustainability related disclosures
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. Investments in emerging markets are by their nature higher risk and potentially more volatile than those inherent in some established markets. Stock market investments should be viewed as a medium to long term investment and should be held for at least five years. Any performance information shown refers to the past and should not be seen as an indication of future returns.
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