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The Fund aims to provide income together with growth in the long term, which is a period of five years or more. The Fund intends to provide a level of income consistent with the Investment Association UK Equity Income sector definition.To achieve its objective, the Fund will invest at least 80% of its value in the shares (equities) of UK companies, including preference shares. UK companies are deemed to be those that are domiciled or incorporated in the UK or earn at least 80% of their revenue from the UK.The Fund may also invest up to 20% of its value in the shares of companies listed on a UK stock exchange that are not UK companies (as defined above). The Fund may invest no more than 10% of its value in the shares of companies that are neither UK companies nor listed on a UK stock exchange.The Fund may invest up to 10% of its value in collective investment schemes, which in turn invest in the shares of UK companies and other assets. The collective investment schemes may be managed by the HSBC Group.The Fund may invest in money market instruments, deposits and cash to manage day-to-day cash flow requirements.The Fund may invest in derivatives for efficient portfolio management purposes, including hedging. This means investment techniques that aim to reduce risks, reduce costs or generate growth and income with a level of risk that is consistent with the risk profile of the Fund.The investment process aims to identify companies that deliver longer term value creation in a sustainable manner. The fund manager will typically invest in the shares of 35 to 50 companies that can be purchased at an attractive valuation. The fund manager may vary this depending on market conditions and the investment opportunities that are available.The investment process is longer term in nature and as a result stewardship activity is integrated into investment decisions.Use of BenchmarksThe Fund is managed with reference to the FTSE All-Share Index. The Fund is managed with reference to the FTSE All-Share Index. The level of risk the Fund may take is considered relative to the FTSE All-Share Index as part of the portfolio construction process This means the Fund returns are more likely to be closer to the returns of the FTSE All-Share Index than if there were no limits on the level of risk the Fund may take. Separately, the Index is also considered as part of our investment risk monitoring process, to check that the overall level of risk taken by the fund manager is not inconsistent with the UK equities market.The performance of the Fund is therefore shown against the performance of the FTSE All-Share Index. The performance of the Fund may also be shown against the performance of the Investment Association UK Equity Income sector for comparison purposes only. The definition of the Investment Association UK Equity Income sector includes: funds that intend to provide income above 100% of the income of the FTSE All Share Index over three-year periods and above 90% over one-year periods.The FTSE All-Share Index has been selected as a benchmark for performance and risk measurement because it is representative of the companies in which the Fund may invest. The Investment Association UK Equity sector has been selected as a benchmark for performance comparison because it consists of funds similar to the Fund. Many funds sold in the UK are grouped into sectors by the Investment Association (the trade body that represents UK investment managers), to help investors to compare funds with broadly similar characteristics.Use of DerivativesThe Fund may invest in exchange traded and over-the-counter derivatives in accordance with Part D of Appendix 3. Although the Fund has the ability to use currency forward contracts or other derivative instruments to hedge against movements in the rate of exchange between sterling and other currencies in which the Funds assets may be denominated, the Fund does not currently do so.