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
HSBC MSCI Pacific Ex Japan GBP-1.862.3531.2832.86GBXEquity - Asia Pacific ex JapanBuy
HSBC MSCI Russia Capped GBX21.9510.9471.0813.58GBXEquity - Europe Single CountryBuy
HSBC MSCI South Africa GBP10.6018.6527.7541.69GBXEquity - AfricaBuy
HSBC MSCI Taiwan NAV GBP-2.137.3947.8775.69GBPEquity - Asia Pacific Single CountryBuy
HSBC MSCI Turkey GBP-9.0412.381.34-14.72GBXEquity - Europe Single CountryBuy
HSBC MSCI USA GBP3.564.6549.23112.31GBXEquity - USABuy
HSBC MSCI World NAV GBP1.195.2542.21-GBPEquity - InternationalBuy
HSBC S&P 500 GBP2.224.0350.63111.09GBPEquity - USABuy
HSBC Worldwide Equity UCITS ETF A NAV GBP0.725.9142.01-GBPEquity - InternationalBuy
LYXOR $ Floating Rate Note UCITS ETF Monthly Hedged D GBP----GBPFixed Int - USD Corporate BondBuy
LYXOR BofAML $ High Yield Bond UCITS ETF D GBP-7.01-10.96--GBXFixed Int - USD High YieldBuy
LYXOR FTSE Actuaries UK Inflation-Linked Gilts (DR) UCITS ETF D GBP-1.360.71--GBPFixed Int - GBP Index LinkedBuy
LYXOR FTSE Emerging Minimum Variance UCITS ETF C GBP-0.424.00--GBPEquity - Emerging MarketsBuy
LYXOR FTSE Europe Minimum Variance UCITS ETF C GBP-2.1811.36--GBPEquity - Europe inc UKBuy
LYXOR Fed US Dollar Cash UCITS ETF C GBP-7.64-9.96--GBPCurrency - US DollarBuy
LYXOR Index Smart Cash UCITS ETF C USD0.791.43--USDCurrency - EuroBuy
LYXOR Index Smart Cash UCITS ETF C GBP0.260.45--GBPCurrency - EuroBuy
LYXOR Index Euro Stoxx 300 Dr UCITS ETF Monthly Hedged C2.2210.73--GBPEquity - Europe ex UKBuy
LYXOR JP Morgan Multi Factor Europe Index UCITS ETF C GBP-0.4810.32--GBPEquity - Europe inc UKBuy
LYXOR JP Morgan Multi-factor World Index UCITS ETF C GBP0.042.09--GBPEquity - InternationalBuy

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