HSBC Asset Management has made its Global Diversified Real Return fund available to retail investors in Hong Kong.
The fund will focus primarily on real assets, including property and infrastructure, as well as inflation-linked bonds, commodities and gold.
These asset classes will make up roughly 60% of the fund’s portfolio, according to HSBC.
The decision to turn to real assets is partly a result of the inflationary environment, said Yigit Onat, head of multi-asset for Asia at HSBC AM.
“Historically, real assets have performed better when compared with other asset classes in an inflationary cycle because of their price appreciation during the period and/or their inflation-linked earnings prospects,” said Onat.
The fund’s initial public offering opened this week, but the fund will be officially launched on January 13 next year.
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