HSBC Global Asset Management Appoints New Sub-Advisor

VANCOUVER, Nov. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - HSBC Global Asset Management (Canada) Limited 
has appointed a new sub-advisor to the group of best-in-class investment 
managers for the HSBC MultiAlpha Pooled Funds, part of the HSBC Pooled Funds 
range used within the World Selection(®) Portfolio service. 
Effective 16 November 2012, MFS Investment Management has been appointed 
sub-advisor to co-manage the HSBC MultiAlpha International Equity Pooled Fund. 
HSBC MultiAlpha Funds have the flexibility to leverage the expertise of 
multiple investment managers with complementary styles providing clients with 
an additional level of diversification and the opportunity over time to 
enhance their potential risk adjusted returns. 
World Selection Portfolio is a discretionary portfolio management service that 
provides investors with access to some of the world's leading investment 
managers. 
Notes to Editors: 
1. HSBC Global Asset Management (Canada) Limited is a wholly-owned 


     subsidiary of, but separate entity from, HSBC Bank Canada and is
     the Canadian business of HSBC Global Asset Management.  HSBC Bank
     Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, is the leading
     international bank in Canada. With around 6,900 offices in over 80
     countries and territories and assets of US$2,721bn at 30 September
     2012, the HSBC Group is one of the world's largest banking and
     financial services organizations.

  2. HSBC Global Asset Management, the core investment business of the
     HSBC Group, manages assets totaling US$416bn and is a leader in
     emerging markets funds, with more than US$144bn of assets managed
     in global, regional and country specific emerging markets
     strategies across a range of asset classes. HSBC Global Asset
     Management has a worldwide client base of private clients,
     intermediaries; corporates and institutions invested in both
     segregated accounts and pooled funds. HSBC Global Asset Management
     fulfills its purpose of connecting these customers with investment
     opportunities through an international network of offices in
     approximately 30 countries, delivering global capabilities with
     local market insight. (All figures as at 30 September 2012.) For
     more information see
     www.assetmanagement.hsbc.com.

  3. HSBC World Selection(®) Portfolio is a portfolio investment
     service offered by HSBC Investment Funds (Canada) Inc.  In this
     service, a client's assets are invested in model portfolios. Each
     model portfolio is comprised of investments in HSBC Pooled Funds,
     which are mutual funds managed by HSBC Global Asset Management
     (Canada) Limited and distributed by HSBC Investment Funds (Canada)
     Inc. HSBC Global Asset Management (Canada) Limited provides
     discretionary investment management services to the portfolios in
     the HSBC World Selection Portfolio service. Commissions, trailing
     commissions, management fees, investment management fees and
     expenses all may be associated with investments in the HSBC Pooled
     Funds and/or the HSBC World Selection Portfolio service.  Please
     read the applicable account opening documentation and prospectus
     before applying for the HSBC World Selection Portfolio service. 
     The HSBC World Selection Portfolio service and the HSBC Pooled
     Funds are not guaranteed or covered by the Canada Deposit
     Insurance Corporation, HSBC Bank Canada, or any other deposit
     insurer.  The value of mutual fund investments may change
     frequently and past performance may not be repeated. The unit
     value of money market funds may not remain constant.

  4. HSBC Global Asset Management (Canada) Limited is the manager and
     primary investment advisor of the HSBC Pooled Funds, a family of
     public mutual funds.  HSBC Investment Funds (Canada) Inc. is the
     principal distributor of the HSBC Pooled Funds. These mutual funds
     are sold only to investors as part of a discretionary investment
     management service, which requires an investor to enter into an
     investment management agreement with HSBC Global Asset Management
     (Canada) Limited.  As primary investment advisor, HSBC Global
     Asset Management (Canada) Limited may hire sub-advisors for the
     HSBC Pooled Funds, including sub-advisors that are affiliated to
     HSBC Global Asset Management (Canada) Limited.  HSBC Global Asset
     Management (Canada) Limited may hire or replace a sub-advisor at
     any time. Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees,
     investment management fees and expenses all may be associated with
     mutual fund investments.  Please read the prospectus before
     investing.  Mutual funds are not guaranteed or covered by the
     Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, HSBC Bank Canada, or any
     other deposit insurer.  Their values change frequently and past
     performance may not be repeated.  The unit value of money market
     funds may not remain constant. HSBC Global Asset Management
     (Canada) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of, but separate
     entity from, HSBC Bank Canada and provides its services in all
     provinces of Canada except Prince Edward Island, and also provides
     its services in the Northwest Territories. HSBC Investment Funds
     (Canada) Inc. is a direct subsidiary of HSBC Global Asset
     Management (Canada) Limited and an indirect subsidiary of HSBC
     Bank Canada, and provides its services in all provinces of Canada
     except Prince Edward Island.

  5. World Selection(®) is a registered trade-mark of HSBC Bank Canada.

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SOURCE: HSBC Global Asset Management (Canada) Limited

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