The information in this webpage is provided for reference only and shall not be considered as investment advice. It does not constitute any offer or solicitation of offer to subscribe, transact or redeem any investment product. If you have any doubt, you should seek independent professional advice.
Bonds and Certificates of Deposit (CDs) are investment products. The investment decision is yours but you should not invest in a bond/CD unless the intermediary who sells it to you has explained to you that the bond/CD is suitable to you having regard to your financial situation, investment experience and investment objectives. Your intermediary is under a duty to assure that you understand the nature and risks of this product, and that you have sufficient net worth to be able to assume the risks and bear the potential losses of trading in this product.
Bonds are not deposits and should not be treated as substitute for conventional time deposits.
Certificate of Deposit is not a protected deposit and is not protected by the Deposit Protection Scheme in Hong Kong.
Investors who purchase bonds/CDs are exposed to the credit risk of the issuer and guarantor (if any) of the bonds/CDs. There is no assurance of protection against a default by the issuer/guarantor in respect of the repayment obligations. In the worst case scenario, any failure by the issuer and the guarantor (if any) to perform their respective obligations under the bonds/CDs when due may result in a total loss of all of your investment.
Renminbi (RMB) is not a freely convertible currency. As such, investors trading bonds and/or CDs denominated in RMB are subject to additional risks (such as currency risk).
The above is not an exhaustive list of risk factors. Please refer to the section on “Risk Factors” in the relevant “Bond / Certificate of Deposit Trading Services” Factsheet to understand other risk factors applicable to bonds and CDs.