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HSBC Global Asset Management – HSBC GIF Global Macro II Fund

HSBC Global Asset Management – HSBC GIF Global Macro II Fund

Type: Sicav

Aim: Growth by taking long positions in a portfolio of equities, bonds, cash, currency and taking short positions through derivatives

Minimum investment: Lump sum $5,000

Investment split: 100% in equities, bonds, cash, currency and derivatives

Place of registration: Luxemburg

Charges: Initial up to 5%, annual 1.5% for M shares, 2% for R shares, performance fee 20%

Commission: Subject to negotiation



IMF chief concerned over currency war

The head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn has warned that governments risk a currency war if they use exchange rates to solve domestic problems. Strauss-Kahn’s comments come after the yen fell last week after the Bank of Japan engaged in quantitative easing, which saw it cut its interest rates and propose a new […]

Food for thought

Food inflation is something that affects everyone but there are investors who aim to make money out of this event. Bad weather and continued uncertainty in the economic recovery appear to be a boon for the continuation of the commodities’ story. Alliance Trust Research highlighted that after almost doubling in July, food price inflation ticked […]

Labour unveils Shadow ministerial teams for Treasury and work and pensions

The Labour Party has confirmed the Shadow ministerial line-ups at the Treasury and the Department for Work and Pensions although specific briefs have yet to be confirmed. Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Angela Eagle – appointed last week – will be joined by David Hanson, Chris Leslie and Kerry McCarthy. Stephen Timms (pictured), Karen […]

How QE is distorting the gilt market

By Mike Riddell The moves in gilts in August were truly exceptional. Volatility in the gilt market (based off 10-year gilt futures) has soared to close to the highest levels seen this millennium, on a par with the eurozone debt crisis of 2011/12 and behind only the global financial crisis of 2008/09. The first distortion […]


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