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The sub-fund aims to provide long-term total return by investing in a portfolio of Indian equities.The sub-fund invests, in normal market conditions, a minimum of 90% of its net assets in equities and equity equivalent securities of companies which are domiciled in, based in, or carry out the larger part of their business activities in, India.When making new investments or reallocating the portfolio, the sub-fund will invest directly in equities and equity equivalent securities of companies which are domiciled in India and the sub-fund will no longer increase its holdings in the Subsidiary (as defined below). Holdings in the Subsidiary may decrease. During a transitional period, which is expected to begin in May 2016 and to be complete by the end of October 2016, the sub-fund will divest its holdings in the Subsidiary in order to reinvest these assets directly.The sub-fund normally invests across a range of market capitalisations.The sub-fund will not invest more than 30% of its net assets in a combination of participation notes and convertible securities.The sub-fund may use financial derivative instruments for hedging and cash flow management (for example, Equitisation). However, the sub-fund will not use financial derivative instruments extensively for investment purposes. The financial derivative instruments the sub-fund is permitted to use include, but are not limited to, futures and foreign exchange forwards (including non-deliverable forwards). Financial derivative instruments may also be embedded in other instruments in which the sub-fund may invest. Mauritius Subsidiary HSBC GIF Mauritius Limited, HSBC Centre, 18 Cyber City, Ebene, Mauritius (the "Subsidiary") is a Mauritian company wholly-owned by the Company. The investment objectives of the Subsidiary are in line with those of Indian Equity (i.e. investments in equities and equity equivalent securities of companies which are domiciled in India) and the Subsidiary will apply the Company's investment restrictions as outlined in this Prospectus.The Subsidiary was incorporated in Mauritius on 3 October 1995. It is wholly-owned by the Company. It will issue ordinary Shares and redeemable preference Shares only to the Company's Indian Equity fund. The Subsidiary is registered with the Mauritius Financial Services Commission and has obtained a certificate of tax residency from the Mauritius Revenue Authority in Mauritius (Please refer to Section 2.18. "Taxation").The directors of the Subsidiary are responsible, inter alia, for establishing the investment objectives and policy of the Subsidiary, for monitoring the Subsidiary's investments and performance and for providing advisory services to the exclusive benefit of the Company, including in relation to massive redemptions in the sub-fund. The Subsidiary has appointed CIM Fund Services, Rogers House, 5 President John Kennedy Street, Port Louis, Mauritius, to provide administrative services to the Subsidiary in Mauritius, including maintenance of its accounts, books and records. The Subsidiary has appointed KPMG Mauritius of KPMG Centre, 30 St George Street, Port Louis, Mauritius, as auditors of the Subsidiary in Mauritius to perform the auditor's duties required by Mauritius law. The Subsidiary has appointed the Depositary Bank as custodian over its assets. The Company has appointed HSBC Bank (Mauritius) Limited, a bank incorporated under the laws of Mauritius and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, and duly licensed to do business in Mauritius, and having an office at HSBC Centre, 18 Cybercity, Ebene, Mauritius, for the remittance of all cash and currency of the Subsidiary for the purpose of inward investment into India by the Subsidiary and in respect of remittances from such investments.The Company and the Subsidiary shall issue consolidated accounts.