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HSBC Global Strategy Sustainable Portfolios

A sustainable, cost efficient range of portfolios

The HSBC Global Strategy Sustainable Portfolios are a range of five low-cost, sustainable, multi-asset funds. The range benefits from a truly globally diversified investment mix, and an actively managed asset allocation.

The Portfolios follow the same tried and tested investment process as our popular HSBC Global Strategy Portfolios but with an added focus on Sustainability. The portfolios predominantly use sustainable fulfilment vehicles to improve sustainability outcomes versus standard passive strategies.

Our approach to sustainable investing

Our approach to sustainable investing focusses on:

  1. Globally diversified portfolios aligned to set risk levels
  2. With a higher average ESG score than the market
  3. And a lower carbon intensity than the market

To accomplish this we tilt our portfolios towards the more sustainable companies and away from less sustainable companies within the market. This allows us to maintain a highly diversified solution and control portfolio volatility while also delivering improved sustainability outcomes.

How do we build our portfolios

How do we build our portfolios

Portfolio asset-allocations

Portfolio asset-allocations

Source: HSBC Asset Management, December 2023. Pie charts for illustrative purposes only. Allocations may change without prior notice. Ongoing charges figure (OCFs) from ‘C Acc share class’ of the relevant fund, as at December 2023.

Portfolio risk ratings

All risk ratings as at December 2023. 

Ratings should not be taken as a recommendation.
All risk ratings as at December 2023. The Synaptic score refers to their 1-5 scale SAA rating.

Why choose HSBC Global Strategy Sustainable Portfolios?

  • Five low-cost sustainable multi-asset portfolios, suitable for investors across a range of risk and return objectives
  • Provides access to growth opportunities from across the world, through a truly globally diversified portfolio without a UK bias
  • Employs active asset allocation; tilting portfolios with the objective of emphasising gains as markets rise, and reduce losses when markets fall
  • Delivers a clear and sizable improvement in portfolio sustainability outcomes by investing in securities with strong ESG characteristics1
  • A cost efficient sustainable investment solution

Risk Warning
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.

Resources for professionals Resources for your clients

HSBC Global Strategy Sustainable Portfolios At a glance

HSBC Global Strategy Sustainable Portfolios At a glance
Key highlights of Global Strategy Sustainable Portfolios features that you must know

A reason for investing (PDF, 98KB)

A reason for investing
Use this chart to highlight the strong asset class returns over the past 20 years, and minimal long term impact of market and geopolitical events

HSBC Global Strategy Sustainable Portfolios Reasons Why

HSBC Global Strategy Sustainable Portfolios Reasons Why
Providing key features to help your understanding on the benefits of HSBC Asset Management and the HSBC Global Strategy Sustainable Portfolios

How long should I stay invested? (PDF, 678KB)

How long should I stay invested?
Use this chart to demonstrate to clients how longer investment periods reduce the likelihood that they will sustain a loss

Multi-Asset – Key Differentiators (PDF, 746KB)

Multi-Asset – Key Differentiators
The key differentiators of how HSBC Multi-Asset investment process run

The importance of asset diversification (PDF, 98KB)

The importance of asset diversification
This graphic demonstrates to clients how diversifying their portfolios across a wide range of asset classes can reduce the variability of their returns

The long term history of market returns (PDF, 489KB)

The long term history of market returns
For clients concerned about short term losses in their portfolio, this chart demonstrates the long term compounding power of staying invested

What is in our portfolios and why? (PDF, 873KB)

What is in our portfolios and why?
Explain to your clients the asset classes that are held in an HSBC portfolio and why

The effect of inflation (PDF, 104KB)

The effect of inflation
Designed to support discussions with first time investors, around the benefits of an investment portfolio


Key risks

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.

Counterparty Risk: The possibility that the counterparty to a transaction may be unwilling or unable to meet its obligations.

Credit Risk: A bond or money market security could lose value if the issuer’s financial health deteriorates.

Default Risk: The issuers of certain bonds could become unwilling or unable to make payments on their bonds.

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.

Emerging Markets Risk: Emerging markets are less established, and often more volatile, than developed markets and involve higher risks, particularly market, liquidity and currency risks.

Exchange Rate Risk: Changes in currency exchange rates could reduce or increase investment gains or investment losses, in some cases significantly.

Interest Rate Risk: When interest rates rise, bond values generally fall. This risk of this happening is generally greater the longer the maturity of a bond investment and the higher its credit quality.

Investment Fund Risk: Investing in other funds involves certain risks an investor would not face if investing in markets directly. Governance of underlying assets can be the responsibility of third-party managers.

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 For more detailed information on the risks associated with this fund, investors should refer to the prospectus of the fund.

For more detailed information on the risks associated with this fund, investors should refer to the prospectus of the fund.

Important information

The HSBC Global Strategy Sustainable Portfolios are sub-funds of HSBC OpenFunds an Open Ended Investment Company that is authorised in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority. The Authorised Corporate Director and Investment Manager is HSBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited. All applications are made on the basis of the prospectus, Key Investor Information Document (KIID), Supplementary Information Document (SID) and most recent annual and semiannual report, 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 the local distributors. Investors and potential investors should read and note the risk warnings in the prospectus and relevant KIID and additionally, in the case of retail clients, the information contained in the supporting SID.

The funds may use derivatives for the purposes of efficient portfolio management i.e. to meet the investment objective of the Fund and it is not intended that their use will raise the overall risk profile of the Fund. Please note derivative instruments may involve a high degree of financial risk. These risks include the risk that a small movement in the price of an underlying security or benchmark may result in disproportionately large movement; unfavourable or favourable in the price of the derivative instrument; the risk of default by counterparty; and the risk that transactions may not be liquid.

There are additional risks associated with specific alternative investments within the portfolios; these investments may be less readily realisable than others and it may therefore be difficult to sell in a timely manner at a reasonable price or to obtain reliable information about their value; there may also be greater potential for significant price movements.

The long term nature of investment in property and the income generated tend to make this type of investment less volatile than equities although it can be difficult to buy and/or sell quickly. Where the underlying funds invest directly in property, the property in the fund may not be readily realisable, and the Manager of the fund may apply a deferral on redemption requests. The value of property is generally a matter of the valuer’s opinion rather than fact.