Statutory details and risk factors: Mutual Funds

Investors may obtain Scheme Information Document, Scheme Additional Information and Key Information Memorandums along with application forms from the Investor Service Centre of HSBC Mutual Fund, 314 D. N. Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 001. Tel: 022-6666 8819.

Statutory details

HSBC Mutual Fund has been set up as a trust by HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India) Private Limited (liability restricted to the corpus of Rs 1 lakh). The Sponsor/associates of the Sponsor/Asset Management Company (AMC) are not responsible or liable for any loss or shortfall resulting from the operation of the schemes. The Trustees of HSBC Mutual Fund, a Board of Individual Trustees, have appointed HSBC Asset Management (India) Private Limited as the Investment Manager.

Risk factors

All investments in mutual funds and securities are subject to market risks and the Net Asset Value (NAV) of the Scheme(s) may go up or down depending on the factors and forces affecting the securities markets. There can be no assurance that the objectives of the Scheme(s) will be achieved. Past performance of the Sponsor, AMC, Mutual Fund or any associates of the Sponsor/AMC does not indicate the future performance of the Scheme(s) of the Mutual Fund. Country-specific information could yield results substantially different than that be set herein. Investors shall bear the risks and recurring expenses of the underlying scheme(s) into which the Scheme invests. HSBC Equity Fund (HEF), HSBC India Opportunities Fund (HIOF), HSBC Midcap Equity Fund (HMEF), HSBC Progressive Themes Fund (HPTF), HSBC Tax Saver Equity Fund (HTSF), HSBC Dynamic Fund (HDF), HSBC Emerging Markets Fund (HEMF), HSBC Unique Opportunities Fund (HUOF), HSBC Small Cap Fund (HSCF), HSBC Income Fund (HIF), HSBC Gilt Fund (HGF), HSBC Cash Fund (HCF), HSBC Ultra Short Term Bond Fund (HUSBF), HSBC MIP (HMIP), HSBC Floating Rate Fund (HFRF), HSBC Flexi Debt Fund (HFDF), HSBC Fixed Term Series (HFTS) and HSBC Brazil Fund (HBF) are the names of the Schemes and do not in any manner indicate the quality of the Schemes or their future prospects or returns.

Scheme classification

HEF (an open-ended diversified equity Scheme) aims to generate long term capital growth from an actively managed portfolio of equity and equity related securities. HIOF (an open-ended flexi-cap equity Scheme) seeks long term capital growth through investments across all market capitalisations, including small, mid and large cap stocks. It aims to be predominantly invested in equity & equity related securities. However it could move a significant portion of its assets towards fixed income securities if the fund manager becomes negative on equity markets. HMEF (an open-ended diversified equity Scheme) seeks to generate long term capital growth from an actively managed portfolio of equity and equity related securities primarily being midcap stocks. However, it could move a portion of its assets towards fixed income securities if the fund manager becomes negative on the Indian equity markets. HPTF (an open-ended flexi-theme equity Scheme) seeks to generate long term capital growth from an actively managed portfolio of equity and equity related securities by investing primarily in sectors, areas and themes that play an important role in, and/or benefit from India's progress, reform process and economic development. HTSF (an open ended Equity Linked Savings Scheme) seeks to provide long term capital appreciation by investing in a diversified portfolio of equity & equity related instruments of companies across various sectors and industries, with no capitalisation bias. The Fund may also invest in fixed income securities. HUOF (an open-ended equity scheme) seeks to provide long-term capital growth from a diversified portfolio of equity and equity related instruments. The focus would be to invest in stocks of companies facing "out-of-ordinary" conditions. HDF (an open-ended Scheme) seeks to provide long term capital appreciation by allocating funds in equity and equity related instruments. It also has the flexibility to move, entirely if required, into debt & money market instruments in times when the view on equity markets seems negative. HEMF (an open ended Scheme) seeks to provide long term capital appreciation by investing in India and in the emerging markets, in equity and equity related instruments, share classes and units/securities issued by overseas mutual funds or unit trusts. The fund may also invest a limited proportion in debt and money market instruments. HSCF (an open ended scheme) seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation primarily from a diversified portfolio of equity and equity related instruments of small cap companies. HIF (an open-ended income scheme) aims to provide a reasonable income through a diversified portfolio of fixed income securities. The AMC's view of interest rate trends and the nature of the Plans will be reflected in the type and maturities of securities in which the Short Term and Investment Plans are invested. HGF (an open-ended gilt scheme) aims to generate reasonable returns through investments in Government Securities of various maturities. The AMC's view of interest rate trends and the nature of the plans will be reflected in the maturities of securities in which the Plans are invested. HCF (an open-ended liquid scheme) aims to provide reasonable returns, commensurate with low risk while providing a high level of liquidity, through a portfolio of money market and debt securities. HUSBF (an open-ended debt Scheme) seeks to provide liquidity and reasonable returns by investing primarily in a mix of short term debt and money market instruments. HMIP (an open-ended Fund with Regular & Savings Plans; monthly income is not assured and is subject to availability of distributable surplus) seeks to generate reasonable returns through investments in debt and money market instruments with a secondary objective to seek capital appreciation through investments in equity and equity related instruments. HFRF (an open-ended income scheme) seeks to generate a reasonable return with commensurate risk through investments in floating rate debt instruments and fixed rate debt instruments swapped for floating rate returns. The Scheme may also invest in fixed rate money market and debt instruments. HFDF (an open ended Debt Scheme) seeks to deliver returns in the form of interest income and capital gains, along with high liquidity, commensurate with the current view on the markets and the interest rate cycle, through active investment in debt and money market instruments. HFTS (a close-ended Income Scheme) seeks to generate reasonable returns by investing in a portfolio of fixed income instruments normally maturing in line with the time profile of the respective Plan(s). HBF (an open-ended Fund of Funds scheme) seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing predominantly in units/shares of HSBC Global Investment Funds (HGIF) Brazil Equity Fund. The scheme may, at the discretion of the Investment Manager, also invest in the units of other similar overseas mutual fund schemes, which may constitute a significant part of its corpus. The scheme may also invest a certain proportion of its corpus in money market instruments and/or units of liquid mutual fund schemes, in order to meet liquidity requirements from time to time.

Terms of issue

Units of the Scheme(s) are being offered at NAV based prices, subject to the prevailing loads. The AMC calculates and publishes NAVs and offers for sale, redemption and switch outs, units of the Scheme(s) on all Business Days, at the Applicable NAV for all Schemes (at least once a week, ie every Wednesday). HFTS will not be open for ongoing subscriptions/ switch ins. Units can be redeemed/switched out on every Business Day at NAV based prices, subject to prevailing exit loads. HBF: Units of the Scheme are being offered at Rs. 10/- during NFO and thereafter, at NAV-based prices. The AMC will calculate and publish the first NAV of the Scheme within five business days from the date of allotment of units and thereafter disclose the NAV on every business day. The AMC will offer for sale and redemption, units of the Scheme within five business days from the date of allotment of units and thereafter, on all business days, at the applicable NAV. The redemption/repurchase proceeds shall be dispatched within 10 business days from the date of redemption/repurchase request.

Load Structure (includes SIP/STP):

HSCF, HEF, HIOF, HPTF, HMEF, HEMF, HDF & HUOF: Exit: 1% - if redeemed/ switched out** within 1 year from date of investment; Otherwise Nil. HBF (includes SIP/STP - available only during Continuous Offer): Entry - nil; Exit - 1 per cent, if redeemed/switched out within one year from the date of allotment; otherwise, nil. The exit load set forth above is subject to change at the discretion of the AMC, and such changes shall be implemented prospectively. HTSF - Exit - Nil. HMIP Exit: Regular Plan & Savings Plan - 1% - if redeemed/ switched out* within 1 year from date of investment. HIF - Investment Plan: Exit Regular & Institutional Option - 0.5% - if redeemed/ switched out* within 6 months from the date of investment. HIF - Short Term Plan - Regular, Institutional & Institutional Plus Option - Exit: Nil. HFRF - Long Term Plan - Regular & Institutional Option - Exit - Nil. HFDF- Regular & Institutional Option- Exit: 0.25% - if redeemed/ switched out* within 3 months from the date of investment. HUSBF - Exit - Nil. HCF: Exit - Nil. HGF: Exit - 0.5% if redeemed / switched out* with 6 months from date of investment. *No load in case of switches between equity Schemes of HSBC Mutual Fund. HFTS - Consult the nearest investor service centre for details. The applicable exit loads (if any) at the time of allotment of the Schemes of HSBC Mutual Fund shall also be charged on investments made by all investors. Bonus units and units issued on reinvestment of dividends shall not be subject to exit load. The exit load set forth above is subject to change at the discretion of the AMC and such changes shall be implemented prospectively. Mutual Fund investments are subject to market risks.

Mutual Fund investments are subject to market risks. Please read the Statement of Additional Information (SAI) and Scheme Information Document (SID) carefully before investing.