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Risk Disclosure of Investment Fund Services
  • All investment involves risks (including the possibility of loss of the capital invested), price of fund units may go up as well as down and past performance information presented is not indicative of future performance. Investors should read the relevant fund's offering documents (including the full text of the risk factors stated therein (in particular those associated with investments in emerging markets for funds investing in emerging markets)) in detail before making any investment decision.
  • The risks for funds which are index funds include but not limited to:
  • Tracking error risk: There can be no assurance that the performance of the relevant fund will be identical to the performance of the relevant index. Factors such as the fees and expenses borne by the relevant fund, the time differences associated with portfolio re-balancing, the prices at which the constituent stocks of the relevant index are acquired or disposed by the relevant fund, the market condition at the relevant time of acquisition or disposal, the index-tracking strategies or financial derivative instruments used will affect the performance of such fund relative to the relevant index.
  • Passive investment risk: Fund manager does not have any discretion to select stocks individually or to take defensive positions in declining markets or changes in the composition of the index. Hence, any fall in the relevant index will result in corresponding fall in the value of the relevant fund. The composition of the relevant index may change and stocks currently comprising the relevant index may subsequently be delisted. Other stocks may also be added subsequently to become constituent stocks of the relevant index.
  • Concentration risk: The relevant fund may be concentrated in a single or particular sector(s)or single country/ region. The performance of the relevant fund could depend substantially on the performance of the relevant single or particular sector(s)/market(s) and the relevant fund is likely to be more volatile than a broad-based fund as it is more susceptible to adverse conditions in the relevant single or particular sector(s) / market (s). In seeking to reflect the weightings of constituent stocks of the relevant index, investments of the relevant fund may be concentrated in a single constituent stock or several constituent stocks. The performance of the relevant index and the fund may be significantly affected by the price fluctuation of one or several of the constituent stocks of the relevant index.
  • The risks for funds which are bond funds, including but not limited to the credit/default risks of the issuers of the bonds in which the bond funds invest, interest rate risk and liquidity risk etc.
Important notes and disclaimer:
  • This webpage has not been reviewed by the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong ("SFC"). The information contained herein is for general information and reference purposes only and is not intended to provide professional investment or other advice. It is not intended to form the basis of any investment decision. Persons accessing this webpage should not make any investment decision based solely on the information and services provided herein. Before making any investment decision, persons accessing this webpage should take into account his/her own circumstances including but not limited to his/her financial situation, investment experience and investment objectives, and should understand the nature, terms and risks of the relevant investment funds. Persons accessing this webpage should obtain appropriate professional advice where necessary.
  • This webpage is not intended to provide or regard as legal or taxation advice, or investment recommendations.
Risk Disclosure of Capital Protected Investment Deposit:
  • This is a structured product involving derivatives. The investment decision is yours but you should not invest in the Capital Protected Investment Deposit unless the intermediary who sells it to you has explained to you that the product is suitable for you having regard to your financial situation, investment experience and investment objectives. Investor should read the Important Facts Statement of the relevant investment type, the relevant term sheet, Terms and Conditions and risk disclosure statement before making any investment decision.
  • Investor should note that this product is not normal time deposit and thus should not be considered as normal time deposit or its alternative.
  • This product is not a protected deposit and is not protected by the Deposit Protection Scheme in Hong Kong.
  • Investment in this product is subject to the credit risk of the Bank.
  • Renminbi (RMB) is subject to foreign exchange control by the PRC government and thus investors investing in the Currency-Linked Capital Protected Investment Deposit involving RMB are subject to the currency risk of RMB.
Risk Disclosure of MaxiInterest Investment Deposit:
  • This is a structured product involving derivatives. The investment decision is yours but you should not invest in the MaxiInterest Investment Deposit unless the intermediary who sells it to you has explained to you that the product is suitable for you having regard to your financial situation, investment experience and investment objectives. Investors should read the relevant Important Facts Statement, Terms and Conditions and risk disclosure statement before making any investment decision.
  • Investors should note that this product is not capital protected and is not a normal time deposit, and thus should not be considered a normal time deposit or its alternative.
  • Earnings on this product are limited to the nominal interest payable. As the principal and the earning will be paid in the Deposit Currency or the Linked Currency, whichever has depreciated against the other, investors will have to bear the potential losses due to currency depreciation, which may be substantial. If the product is withdrawn before maturity, investors will also have to bear the costs involved. Such losses and costs may reduce the earnings and the principal amount of this product. Investors should seek professional advice where necessary. The relevant Terms and Conditions of this product are available upon request to the staff of the Bank.
  • This product is not a protected deposit and is not protected by the Deposit Protection Scheme in Hong Kong.
  • Investment in this product is subject to the credit risk of the Bank.
  • Renminbi (RMB) is subject to foreign exchange control by the PRC government and thus investors investing in the MaxiInterest Investment Deposit involving RMB are subject to the currency risk of RMB.
Risk Disclosure for FX2 - FX and Precious Metal Trading Services:
  • Foreign exchange and precious metal trading involves a high degree of risk. You may sustain a substantial or even total loss of your initial collateral. Under certain market conditions, you may find it difficult or impossible to liquidate a position of outstanding FX2 Trading Contracts. Placing contingent orders, such as "stop-loss" or "stop-limit" orders, will not necessarily limit your loss at the designated price. In extreme circumstances whereby the market moves significantly against your positions, you may be required to make additional deposits or interest payments within a short period of time to maintain your positions. If you fail to provide the required deposits or interest payments immediately, your positions under all outstanding FX2 Trading Contracts may be closed out without prior notice. You should therefore carefully consider if foreign exchange and precious metal trading is suitable for you in light of your own financial position and investment objectives.
  • Renminbi ("RMB") is subject to foreign exchange control by the PRC government. If your FX2 Trading Contract involves offshore RMB, you will be subject to foreign control and currency risks of RMB.
  • Trading on an electronic trading system may differ from trading on other trading systems or platforms. You will be exposed to risks associated with the system including the failure of hardware and software, which could result in your order not being executed according to your instructions or at all.
  • Investment involves risks. The above risk disclosure cannot disclose all the risks involved. You should read and understand all the relevant documents and risk disclosure (in particular, the Risk Disclosure Statement contained in the relevant application form) before making any investment decision.
  • The contents of this webpage have not been reviewed by any regulatory authority in Hong Kong. If you are uncertain of or do not understand the nature of and the risks involved in foreign exchange and precious metal trading, you should seek independent professional advice.
Risk Disclosure for Equity Linked Structured Products:
  • Equity Linked Structured Products involve derivatives. The investment decision is yours but you should not invest in an Equity Linked Structured Product unless the intermediary who sells it to you has explained to you that the Equity Linked Structured Product is suitable for you having regard to your financial situation, investment experience and investment objectives. Equity Linked Structured Product is a Complex Product and you should exercise caution in relation to this product. The market value of the equity linked structured products may fluctuate and investors may sustain a total loss of their investment. Prospective investors should therefore ensure that they understand the nature of the equity linked structured products and carefully study the risk factors set out in the offering documents for the equity linked structured products and, where necessary, seek independent professional advice, before they decide whether to invest in equity linked structured products. If you purchase the equity linked structured products, you are relying upon the creditworthiness of the Issuer of equity linked structured products.
  • The market value of the Equity Linked Structured Products may fluctuate and investors may sustain a total loss of their investment. Prospective investors should therefore ensure that they understand the nature of the Equity Linked Structured Products and carefully study the risk factors set out in the offering documents for the Equity Linked Structured Products and, where necessary, seek independent professional advice, before they decide whether to invest in equity linked investments. If you purchase the Equity Linked Structured Products, you are relying upon the creditworthiness of the Issuer of Equity Linked Structured Products.
  • Liquidity risk - Equity Linked Structured Products are designed to be held to its maturity. You may not be able to sell your investment in the Equity Linked Structured Products before maturity. If you try to sell the Equity Linked Structured Products before expiry, the amount you receive may be substantially less than the investment amount you paid for the Equity Linked Structured Products.
  • Credit risk of the Equity Linked Structured Products issuer - Equity Linked Structured Products constitute general unsecured and unsubordinated contractual obligations of the issuer. When you buy Equity Linked Structured Products, you will be relying on the creditworthiness of the Equity Linked Structured Products issuer and of no other person. You have no rights under the terms and conditions of Equity Linked Structured Products against any issuer of any linked stock. If the relevant Equity Linked Structured Products issuer becomes insolvent or default on its obligations under the Equity Linked Structured Products, in the worst case scenario, you could lose all of your investment.
  • Not the same as investing in linked stock - Investing in Equity Linked Structured Products is not the same as investing in the linked stock(s). Changes in the market price or level of any linked stock(s) may not lead to a corresponding change in the market value of, or your potential gain or loss under, the Equity Linked Structured Products.

Illustrative Example

MaxiInterest Investment Deposit

Mr. Cheung is planning a vacation to Country A in 5 weeks. As he cannot predict the exchange rate direction of Currency A in the meantime, he has decided to place a MaxiInterest Investment Deposit at a pre-defined target exchange rate in order to receive interest while observing the exchange rate movements. If Currency A depreciates against the HKD at maturity, Mr. Cheung will have to receive Currency A at the pre-defined target exchange rate according to the transaction details.

Assuming that the exchange rate of A/HKD is currently at 5.500.

Spot Exchange
Mr. Cheung exchanges Currency A at the spot rate:
HKD30,000/5.5 = A5,454.55

Subscription for MaxiInterest Investment Deposit
Mr. Cheung invests HKD30,000 in a MaxiInterest Investment Deposit for 1 month as follows:
Deposit Currency : HKD
Linked Currency : Currency A
Principal Amount (HKD) : 30,000
Deposit Period (Days) : 30
Spot Rate : 5.500
Initial Exchange Rate^ : 5.450
Interest Rate (p.a.) : 5.00%

^Customers are required to fix the pre-defined target exchange rate when subscribing for the MaxiInterest Investment Deposit.

Illustrative Example

FX2 – FX and Precious Metal Trading Services

Mr. Wong has a bearish view on Currency A and expects the exchange rate of Currency A/USD to go downtrend further from its existing level of 1.2650. He has HKD$5,000 cash available in his investment portfolio.

If Mr. Wong is an FX2 Customer
As an FX2-FX and Precious Metal Trading Services customer, Mr. Wong can deposit the HKD5,000 into his FX2 collateral account to open a short position of A500* against the USD (i.e. sell currency A, buy USD).
*Assuming A1 = HKD10 on the transaction date

10 days later, Mr. Wong squares his position:

If Mr. Wong is not an FX2 Customer
Without an FX2 account and not holding any Currency A, Mr. Wong cannot make a bearish trade by shorting or selling the currency.

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Illustrative Example

Capital Protected Investment Deposit

Mr. Ho is holding HKD100,000. He has a bearish view on Currency A and expects the exchange rate of A/USD to drop from 0.720 to 0.700 or below in 6 months. He is considering whether to invest his money in a Capital Protected Investment Deposit or not.

Capital Protected Investment Deposit
If Mr. Ho invests in a Capital Protected Investment Deposit as follows:
Investment Amount : HKD100,000
Investment type: American Bearish on Currency A (A/USD)
Trigger rate: 0.700
Tenor : 6 months
Potential Return: 4% p.a.
Minimum return: 0.5% p.a.




HKD Time Deposit
If Mr. Ho deposits HKD100,000 in a HKD Time Deposit for 6 months (assuming an interest rate of 0.35% p.a.), he will receive:
= HKD100,000 x (1+ 0.35% x 6/12)
= HKD100,175

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