RMB-denominated debt instrument issuance in Hong Kong is subject to Hong Kong laws and regulations. The Chinese government currently views Hong Kong as one of the key offshore RMB-denominated debt instrument centers and has established a cooperative relationship with Hong Kong’s local government to develop the RMB-denominated debt instrument market. There can be no assurance that the Chinese government will continue to encourage issuance of RMB-denominated debt instruments outside of mainland China and any change in the Chinese government’s policy or the regulatory regime governing the issuance of RMB-denominated debt instruments in Hong Kong may adversely affect the Fund. Because the Fund concentrates its investments in China, the Fund’s performance is expected to be closely tied to social, political, and economic conditions within China and to be more volatile than the performance of more geographically diversified funds.
The Funds may use derivatives in connection with its investment strategies to hedge and manage risk and to increase its return. Derivatives may be riskier than other types of investments because they may be more sensitive to changes in economic or market conditions than other types of investments and could result in losses that significantly exceed each Fund’s original investment.
NOT FDIC INSURED/NO BANK GUARANTEE/MAY LOSE VALUE
Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the investment company carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other important information about the investment company. For clients of HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., please call 1-888-525-5757 for more information. For other investors and prospective investors, please call the Funds directly at 1-800-782-8183 or visit our website at www.emfunds.us.hsbc.com . Investors should read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money.Copyright © 2012. HSBC Global Asset Management (USA) Inc.