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The Index may be partially uninvested. The strategy tracks the excess return of a notional dynamic basket of equities and cash over the ICE LIBOR USD 3 Month interest rate. The weight of a Cash Investment (if any) for a Monthly Reference Portfolio at any given time represents the portion of the Monthly Reference Portfolio that is uninvested in the applicable equity basket at that time. As such, any allocation to a Cash Investment within the Index, which also accrues at the ICE LIBOR USD 3 Month interest rate, will not affect the level of the Index. The Index will reflect no return for any uninvested portion (i.e., any portion represented by a Cash Investment). Accordingly, to the extent that the Index is allocated to the Cash investment, it may not reflect the full increase of any relevant equity component. Under certain circumstances, the Index may be 100% allocated to the Cash Investment.
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Use of Simulated Returns
Any historical performance information included in this website prior to November 19, 2019 represents only hypothetical historical results. No representation is being made that the Index will achieve a performance record similar to that shown. In fact, there may often be sharp differences between hypothetical performance and actual performance. Back-testing and other statistical analysis material provided to you in connection with the explanations of the potential returns associated with an investment in a debt obligation or certificate of deposit linked to the Index use simulated analysis and hypothetical assumptions in order to illustrate the manner in which the Index may have performed in periods prior to the
actual existence of the Index. Alternative modelling techniques or assumptions may produce different hypothetical information that might prove to be more appropriate and that might differ significantly from the hypothetical information set forth above.
The back-tested data was produced by applying the Index methodology to historical data, including information and sources available at each specific point of time in history. New information and sources were incorporated one timestep at a time and only information with validated time stamps was considered.
The results obtained from "back-testing" information should not be considered indicative of actual results that might be obtained from an investment or participation in a financial instrument or transaction referencing the Index. You should not place undue reliance on the "back-testing" information, which is provided for illustrative purposes only. HSBC provides no assurance or guarantee that the Index will operate or would have operated in the past in a manner consistent with the results presented in this website.
Hypothetical back-tested results are neither an indicator nor a guarantee of future returns. Actual results will vary, perhaps materially, from the analysis implied in the hypothetical information. You should review and consider the hypothetical information only with the full Index methodology.
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