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HSBC Global Asset Management Appoints John Gaines to Registered Investment Advisor Sales Position

22 February 2012

New York, NY - HSBC Global Asset Management (USA) Inc. today announced that John Gaines has joined as Vice President, Registered Investment Advisor ('RIA') Sales. In his new role, Gaines will be responsible for working with RIAs, Bank Trust, Private Bank and Family Offices on the East Coast. He will be based in Boston and report to Damion Hendrickson, Senior Vice President and Head of RIA Sales for the US at HSBC Global Asset Management.

Gaines brings with him 14 years of financial services experience, primarily working with the RIA market through sales, analysis and relationship building. He was most recently with MFS Investment Management.

"Gaines is a key addition as we further develop our sales effort," said Hendrickson. "His experience with the investment advisor community, as well as his in-depth knowledge of investment strategies is a powerful combination."

HSBC Global Asset Management offers a range of emerging and frontier market strategies to individual and institutional investors around the world. The firm recently launched three new mutual funds for US investors, including emerging market debt, emerging market local currency debt and frontier markets equity.

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HSBC Global Asset Management

HSBC Global Asset Management manages assets totaling US$398bn, and is a leader in emerging markets funds, with $121bn invested in this asset class. Through its network of offices in approximately 30 countries globally, HSBC Global Asset Management has a worldwide client base of private clients, intermediaries, corporates and institutions invested in both segregated accounts and pooled funds. (All figures as at 30 September 2011). For more information see www.assetmanagement.hsbc.com.

HSBC Global Asset Management (USA) Inc. serves as investment adviser to the HSBC Investor Funds and receives fees for such services.

Foreside Distribution Services, L.P., member FINRA, the distributor for the HSBC Investor Funds, is not affiliated with the adviser.

All investments involve risk including the loss of principal. International investing involves a greater degree of risk and increased volatility, which is heightened when investing in emerging or frontiers markets. Foreign securities can be subject to greater risks than U.S. investments, including currency fluctuations, less liquid trading markets, greater price volatility, political and economic instability, less publicly available information, and changes in tax or currency laws or monetary policy.

NOT FDIC INSURED/NO BANK GUARANTEE/MAY LOSE VALUE

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the investment company carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and other important information about the investment company. For clients of HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., please call 1-888-525-5757 for more information. For other investors and prospective investors, please call the Funds directly at 1-800-782-8183 or visit our website at www.investorfunds.us.hsbc.com. Investors should read the prospectus carefully before investing or sending money.

Copyright © 2012. HSBC Global Asset Management (USA) Inc.

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