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HSBC Investments – Global Climate Change Fund

HSBC Investments

Global Climate Change Fund

Type: Sicav

Aim: Growth by investing globally in companies that address, combat or develop solutions to the problems of climate change

Minimum investment: Lump sum $5,000

Investment split: 100% in companies that address, combat or develop solutions to the problems of climate change

Place of registration: Luxemburg

Charges: Initial up to 5.54%, annual 1.5%

Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5%

Tel: 020 7024 0460


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