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Press release from CNW Group

HSBC Global Asset Management appoints new sub-advisor

Thursday, May 24, 2012

HSBC Global Asset Management appoints new sub-advisor16:30 EDT Thursday, May 24, 2012VANCOUVER, May 24, 2012 /CNW/ - HSBC Global Asset Management (Canada) Limited has added a new sub-advisor to the group of best-in-class investment managers for the HSBC MultiAlpha Funds, part of the HSBC Pooled Funds range used within the World Selection® Portfolio service.Effective 24 May 2012, Artisan Partners has been appointed sub-advisor to the HSBC MultiAlpha U.S. Equity Pooled Fund, and will co-manage this fund together with Herndon Capital Management, LLC; Los Angeles Capital Management and Equity Research, Inc.; WestEnd Advisors; and Winslow Capital Management Inc.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 service is a discretionary portfolio management service that provides investors with access to some of the world's leading investment managers.Notes to Editors: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 7,200 offices in over 80 countries and territories and assets of US$2,637 billion at 31 March 2012, the HSBC Group is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations.Globally, HSBC Global Asset Management, the core investment business of the HSBC Group, manages assets totaling US$429.4 billion, and is a leader in emerging markets funds, with US$141.9 billion invested in this asset class.  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 31 March 2012.)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.® World Selection is a registered trade-mark of HSBC Bank Canada.For further information: Media enquiries: Ernest YeeTel:  (604) 641-2973 Sharon WilksTel: (416) 868-3878