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POTENTIAL CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS
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HSBC GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT CONFLICTS OF INTEREST POLICY SUMMARY
HSBC Global Asset Management We are HSBC Global Asset Management, the asset management division of the HSBC Group. We develop and manage investment management products and services for clients around the world, from individual retail customers to major multinational corporate clients, sovereign wealth funds and financial institutions clients.
Conflicts of Interest
A Conflict of Interest (“Conflict”) is a situation or arrangement where HSBC Asset Management (AM), or a company with which it has an association, (“AM”) and/or any of its employees is subject to multiple influences, the competition of which might adversely affect decision-making or outcomes in the course of conducting business.
Conflicts of interest can potentially exist between AM and its clients where AM is incentivized to favor itself in its decisions rather than the client. Conflicts also exist between two or more sets of clients, or funds, by virtue of the fact AM is responsible for managing their assets across different investment strategies.
Because it provides a wide range of services, AM may from time to time have interests that conflict with its clients’ interests or with duties that it owes to its clients.
Conflicts can arise between:
- One client and another;
- AM and a client;
- An employee and a client;
- An employee and AM-; and/or
- One part of HSBC Group and AM.
AM has established procedures that are designed to identify, and prevent or manage Conflicts. These include arrangements to safeguard the interests of clients.
How AM deals with Conflicts
AM’s organizational structures are designed so that behavior that could lead to Conflicts is not incentivized or rewarded.
Where necessary, AM restricts the flow of information to certain employees in order to protect its clients’ interests.
AM has procedures in place to:
- Identify all types of potential Conflicts that could reasonably arise in the context of its activities;
- Maintain registers of all potential Conflicts identifies;
- Prevent or manage Conflicts on an ongoing basis;
- Disclose Conflicts where appropriate; and
- Maintain evidence of all occurrences of Conflicts that cannot be managed.
Members of HSBC Group (including AM) are required to consider the types of potential Conflict relevant to the specific services and activities they carry out.
For example, potential Conflicts are considered when;
- Developing a new product;
- Establishing or amending any cross-referral, revenue sharing or joint venture arrangements; or
- Transferring businesses, activities or operations (or parts thereof) to another part of HSBC Group.
When potential Conflicts involve clients, the assessment also takes into account whether the Group and/or any employee:
- Is likely to make a financial gain or avoid a financial loss at the expense of any client;
- Has an interest in the outcome of a service provided to a client, or of a transaction carried out on behalf of the client, which is distinct from the client’s interest in that outcome;
- Has a financial, or other incentive to favor the interest of one client (or group of clients) over another; and/or
- Receives or will receive an inducement in relation to a service provided to the client from a person other than the client.
AM maintains internal registers, documenting and evaluating all identified potential Conflicts. These registers also record the mitigating controls in place to manage each type of Conflict.
Preventing or managing Conflicts
AM structures the remuneration, deployment and management of employees in a way that minimizes Conflicts.
Conflicts clearing procedures ensure that Conflicts are escalated and managed before AM is committed to a transaction.
In some cases, AM will consider declining to act for one of more clients. For example, if:
- A Conflict is too great;
- Confidentiality obligations prevent adequate disclosure (see Disclosure, below); and/or
- Informed consent cannot be obtained, or is an insufficient control to manage a Conflict.
A dedicated Conflicts Management Office, reporting to the Regulatory Compliance department, is the point of escalation for significant Conflicts, and resolution of cross-business Conflicts brought to its attention. Written reports on the services and activities reflected in the Registers of Conflicts are presented to senior management of the Group at least annually.
Where AM has used all reasonable efforts to manage a Conflict, but the risk of damage to a client, or third party’s interest remains, a specific disclosure to the third party about the presence of a Conflict will be made.
Disclosures will be made prior to the conclusion of a contract, in a durable medium, and include sufficient detail, taking into account the nature of the client, to enable that client to taken an informed decision.
AM requires its employees to apply good judgement and act with integrity, taking all appropriate steps to:
- Avoid personal Conflicts (for example, in their personal account dealings); and
- Proactively escalate personal Conflicts that do arise.
No employee is permitted to advise a Client on any matter in which they have a personal interest, nor take commercial decisions on behalf of the HSBC Group if those decisions are connected to their personal or external business affairs until steps have been taken to satisfactorily manage the Conflict.
AM will take all reasonable steps to identify, and prevent or manage, the Conflicts of Interest.