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Any information relating to performance contained in this document is illustrative only. No assurance is given that any indicative returns, performance or results, whether historical or hypothetical, will be achieved. Any specific terms or methodology remains subject to change, and HSBC undertakes no duty to update this information. This document may be amended, superseded or replaced in its entirety by a subsequent term sheet, disclosure or prospectus supplement, and/or offering circular or similar document and the documents referred to therein. In the event of any inconsistency between the information presented herein and any such term sheet, disclosure or prospectus supplement, and/or offering circular or similar document, such term sheet, disclosure or prospectus supplement, and/or offering circular or similar document shall govern.
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Use of simulated returns
Any performance information included in this document prior to November 8, 2019 represents only hypothetical historical results. You should note that the Index constituents have not traded together in the manner shown in the composite 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. In addition, because certain of the Index Constituents (SPLV, HYG, EEM, EMB, GLD and TIP) were not in existence at the start of the backtested period, adjustments have been made to calculate their performance prior to their inception.
Back-testing and other statistical analysis material provided to you in connection with the explanations of the potential returns associated with an investment 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. The hypothetical back-tested annualized performance and annualized volatility of the Index have inherent limitations. These performance and volatility results were achieved by means of a retroactive application of a back-tested volatility model designed with the benefit of hindsight. All hypothetical levels shown have inherent limitations. 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. Actual annualized performance and volatilities may vary materially from the information shown.
As of July 15, 2022, the Index Calculation Agent changed the cash element of the Index from 3-month U.S. dollar LIBOR to daily SOFR plus a spread of 0.26161%. Consequently, any hypothetical historical and historical presentation of the performance of the Index in this document represents a different cash element prior to July 15, 2022.
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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The Index is proprietary to HSBC Bank plc. No use or publication may be made of the Index, or any of its provisions or values, without the prior written consent of HSBC Bank plc. Neither HSBC Bank plc nor its duly appointed successor, acting as index owner (the "Index Owner"), nor Solactive AG or its duly appointed successor, acting as index administrator ("Index Administrator") and index calculation agent ("Index Calculation Agent"), are obliged to enter into or promote transactions or investments that are linked to the Index.
The Index Owner, the Index Administrator and the Index Calculation Agent do not assume any obligation or duty to any party and under no circumstances does the Index Owner, the Index Administrator or the Index Calculation Agent assume any relationship of agency or trust or of a fiduciary nature for or with any party. Any calculations or determinations in respect of the Index or any part thereof shall, unless otherwise specified, be made by the Index Calculation Agent, acting in good faith and in a commercially reasonable manner and shall (save in the case of manifest error) be final, conclusive and binding. The term "manifest error" as used herein shall mean an error that is plain and obvious and can be identified from the results of the calculation or determination itself without recourse to any underlying data.
The Index Owner makes no express or implied representations or warranties as to (a) the advisability of purchasing or assuming any risk in connection with any transaction or investment linked to the Index, (b) the levels at which the Index stands at any particular time on any particular date, (c) the results to be obtained by any party from the use of the Index or any data included in it for the purposes of issuing any financial instruments or carrying out any financial transaction linked to the Index or (d) any other matter. Calculations may be based on information obtained from various publicly available sources. The Index Administrator and the Index Calculation Agent have relied on these sources and have not independently verified the information extracted from these sources and accept no responsibility or liability in respect thereof.
Without prejudice to the foregoing, in no event shall the Index Owner, the Index Administrator nor the Index Calculation Agent, have any liability for any indirect, special, punitive or consequential damages (provided that any such damage is not reasonably foreseeable) even if notified of the possibility of such damages.