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To provide capital growth through investment in assets that meet sustainable investment principles. The fund invests in a range of sustainable investment strategies which aim to consider financial returns alongside environmental, social and governance factors. [Note: see Sustainable Investment Strategies section below for a summary of the strategies or contact the ACD for further information]This is one of a range of actively managed Global Sustainable Multi-Asset Portfolios offered at different risk levels. The asset allocation of each fund in the range reflects the risk level. The Fund is rated as 3 where 1 is a lower level of risk and 5 is a higher level of risk. The Fund is managed with the aim of maximising returns in line with its agreed long term risk profile therefore any potential returns are likely to be limited by the risk profile of the Fund.To achieve its objective the Fund invests primarily in collective investment schemes, which in turn invest in fixed interest securities, equities and property securities that meet one or more sustainable investment strategies. The Fund may also invest directly in fixed interest securities and equities where the investment objective can be more efficiently achieved.The collective investment schemes that the Fund invests in will, where appropriate, be those managed or operated by the ACD or an associate of the ACD. Where this is not appropriate the Fund may invest in collective investment schemes operated by third party fund providers.The Fund may also invest in money market instruments, deposits and cash to manage dayto- day cash flow requirements.Additionally, the Fund may use exchange traded and over the counter derivatives and forward currency contracts for efficient portfolio management purposes, including hedging, and for investment purposes. Investing in derivatives for investment purposes means, in particular, maintaining positions in these investments for the long term rather than just for tactical short-term purposes. However, it is envisaged that the use of derivatives for investment purposes will not be extensive and will not affect the overall risk profile of the Fund. [Note: see HSBC Risk Level Explanation section below]The starting point for the Global Sustainable Multi-Asset Portfolios is the Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA). SAA is the long-term blend of assets for each risk level; i.e. that which is expected to maximise returns for a given level of portfolio risk. The SAA provides the reference point around which the Global Sustainable Investment Portfolios can then be managed. The SAA is reviewed periodically to ensure the portfolios continue to match their long-term risk profiles.Tactical Asset Allocation (TAA) is another layer on top of the SAA and is driven by the investment team's shorter term market outlook. It aims to provide timely adjustments to the portfolios' allocations to reflect the team's views on the current market environment. The TAA positions are regularly monitored and scrutinised.Portfolio Implementation is the final stage in the investment process, where we decide how best to take exposure to each asset class. Implementation aims to effectively capture the characteristics of each asset class on a cost-efficient basis. This may be achieved by investing in collective investment schemes, investing directly in asset classes and investing in derivatives.The focus on sustainable investment strategies is taken into consideration at each stage, when deciding which asset classes the Fund will invest in and how the Fund achieves exposure to those asset classes.As at the date of the Prospectus, 89% of the Fund invests in collective investment schemes. This includes 20% in collective investment schemes that aim to track the performance of sustainable market indices.