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The Fund aims to provide a monthly income together with growth in the long term, which is a period of five years or more.To achieve its objective the Fund will invest at least 80% of its value in a combination of shares (equities) of UK companies and bonds issued by UK companies. 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 invest up to 20% of its value in other assets, including shares and bonds of non-UK companies.The Fund may invest up to 10% of its value in collective investment schemes, which in turn invest in the shares of companies, bonds 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. On giving 60 days notice to Shareholders the Fund may also use derivatives for broader investment purposes to help the Fund meet its objective.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 and bonds of companies that can be purchased at an attractive valuation. The investment process is longer term in nature and as a result stewardship activity is integrated into investment decisions.Under typical market conditions the allocation target is 70% in shares of companies and 30% in bonds. It is important to remember that the actual asset allocation of the Fund will depend on market conditions.Use of BenchmarkThe Fund is managed with reference to the FTSE All-Share Index and Markit iBoxx GBP Corporates Index. The FTSE All-Share Index and Markit iBoxx GBP Corporates Index are 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 and sterling corporate bond market.The performance of the Fund is therefore shown against the performance of a combined benchmark consisting of a weighting of 70% FTSE All-Share Index and 30% Markit iBoxx GBP Corporates Index. The income of the Fund is compared to the income of the FTSE All-Share Index over three-year periods. The performance of the Fund may also be shown against the performance of the Investment Association UK Equity & Bond sector for comparison purposes.The FTSE All-Share Index and Markit iBoxx GBP Corporates Index have been selected to be used as a combined benchmark for performance comparison and risk measurement because they are representative of the companies and bonds in which the Fund may invest. The Investment Association UK Equity & Bond 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.