Exchange Traded Funds

Introduction to ETFs

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are collective funds that trade on a stock exchange. They are designed to track the movements of an index, commodity or basket of assets. They will do this by taking positions in the underlying securities that make up an index in the same weights that they appear in that index.

ETFs are offered on a vast range of indices and commodities and usually have a lower annual management fee than other types of collective investment fund. They are also bought and sold in the same way as normal shares, but because they are a basket of stocks like a fund, you do not pay stamp duty on the purchase of ETFs, as stamp duty has already been paid on the underlying investments held by the ETF. However you will be subject to tax on any gains made from your investment in an ETF.*

*Tax laws may change. If you have any queries on taxation in relation to your investments please speak to a qualified tax advisor.

Risk Warning

The price and value of investments and their income fluctuates: you may get back less than the amount you invested. The tax treatment of investments is subject to tax law and HMRC practice which are subject to change.

Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
First Trust US Small Cap Core AlphaDEX UCITS ETF A Acc USD7.6619.50--USDEquity - Small Cap USABuy
FundLogic MS Scientific Beta US Equity Factors UCITS4.8212.77--USDEquity - USABuy
FundLogic MS Scientific Beta Global Equity Factors UCITS ETF3.8012.4724.62-USDEquity - InternationalBuy
HSBC ESI Worldwide Equity UCITS ETF A NAV GBP2.778.6538.95-GBPEquity - InternationalBuy
HSBC Euro Stoxx 50 X GBP-1.602.8029.2652.85GBXEquity - Europe ex UKBuy
HSBC FTSE 1008.929.4125.7941.71GBPEquity - UKBuy
HSBC FTSE 2506.988.1324.0063.56GBPEquity - UKBuy
HSBC FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed GBP-1.300.5925.6236.33GBXProperty - InternationalBuy
HSBC MSCI Brazil GBP-4.646.4035.60-9.89GBXEquity - Latin AmericaBuy
HSBC MSCI Canada NAV GBP-0.048.8024.8430.31GBPEquity - CanadaBuy
HSBC MSCI China GBP0.2526.5535.1193.66GBXEquity - ChinaBuy
HSBC MSCI EM Far East GBP-1.5315.0240.6258.14GBXEquity - Asia Pacific ex JapanBuy
HSBC MSCI EM Latin America GBP-4.472.9025.95-7.49GBXEquity - Latin AmericaBuy
HSBC MSCI Emerging Markets GBP-2.4110.4033.4236.78GBXEquity - Emerging MarketsBuy
HSBC MSCI Europe NAV GBP----GBPEquity - Europe inc UKBuy
HSBC MSCI Indonesia GBP-11.56-9.5217.00-5.85GBXEquity - Asia Pacific Single CountryBuy
HSBC MSCI Japan GBP0.7111.4537.4357.37GBXEquity - JapanBuy
HSBC MSCI Korea GBP-4.418.9852.9859.12GBXEquity - KoreaBuy
HSBC MSCI Malaysia NAV GBP9.428.2812.46-GBPEquity - Asia Pacific Single CountryBuy
HSBC MSCI Mexico Capped GBP-10.11-14.05-5.17-13.29GBXEquity - Latin AmericaBuy

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