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HSBC Family of Funds - Important Tax Information

The following information, regarding your investment in the HSBC Funds, may be useful in completing your income tax returns...

HSBC World Selection Funds - Important Tax Information

The following information, regarding your investment in the HSBC Funds, may be useful in completing your income tax returns...

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Effective January 31, 2011, the Fund's Form N-MFP filings will be made publicly available via the SEC website and can be obtained by clicking the following link:

Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Internal Revenue Code (commonly known as “FATCA”) generally impose withholding of 30% on certain payments to certain foreign entities (including financial intermediaries) unless various U.S. information reporting, diligence requirements and certain other requirements have been satisfied. Payments subject to withholding generally will include interest (including original issue discount), dividends, rents, annuities, and other fixed or determinable annual or periodical gains, profits or income, if such payments are derived from U.S. sources, as well as gross proceeds from dispositions of securities that could produce U.S. source interest or dividends. FATCA withholding generally applies to these payments made after June 30, 2014, or, in the case of payments of gross proceeds described above, after December 31, 2016. 

Generally, to avoid withholding, FATCA requires that (i) in the case of a foreign financial entity, the entity identify and provide information in respect of financial accounts with such entity held (directly or indirectly) by United States persons and United States-owned foreign entities, and (ii) in the case of a non-financial foreign entity, the entity identify and provide information in respect of substantial United States owners of such entity. Various requirements and exceptions are provided under FATCA and additional requirements and exceptions may be provided in subsequent guidance. Further, the United States has entered into (and may enter into more) intergovernmental agreements (“IGAs”) with foreign governments relating to the implementation of, and information sharing under, FATCA and such IGAs or the laws effecting them may alter one or more of the FATCA requirements. 

Effective July 1, 2014, each Fund will be required to withhold U.S. tax ( at a 30% rate) on payments of dividends and redemption proceeds made to certain non-U.S. entities that fail to comply with extensive new reporting and withholding requirements designed to inform the U.S. Department of the Treasury of U.S.-owned foreign investment accounts. Shareholders may be requested to provide additional information to the Fund(s), they are invested, to enable the respective Fund(s) to determine whether withholding is required. In addition, the respective Fund(s) may disclose tax related information to any local or foreign regulatory or tax authority. 

Distributor: Foreside Distribution Services, L.P., member FINRA

HSBC Global Asset Management (USA) Inc. is the investment advisor to the HSBC Funds and receives a fee for its services.

Securities Products are:

  • Not a bank deposit or obligation of the bank or any of its affiliates
  • Not FDIC insured
  • Not insured by any federal government agency
  • Not guaranteed by the bank of any of its affiliates
  • May lose value

These Funds may not be available for sale in all states. Contact your investment advisor concerning if/how you can purchase these Funds.

There is no guarantee that the Fund will continue to hold any one particular security or stay invested in any one particular company. The composition of the Fund's top holdings is subject to change. Performance figures are historical and reflect the change in share price, reinvested distributions, changes in net asset value, sales charges and capital gains distributions, if any.

During the period shown, portions of the investment advisory and shareholder servicing fees were waived. Had these waivers not been in effect, the performance quoted would have been lower.

An investor should consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing or sending money. This and other important information about the investment company can be found in the fund's prospectus. To obtain a prospectus, please call 1-800-782-8183. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money.