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Our history

Located in 26 countries and territories across the world, HSBC Global Asset Management has a distinguished history.

 Creating a leader in asset management
1865 The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) is created to finance the growing trade between Europe, India and China. In the same year, an office was opened in San Francisco, USA.
1973 HSBC forms Hong Kong-based Wardley as a wholly owned merchant banking subsidiary, with asset management conducted in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and London.
1986 The acquisition of New York-based Marinvest establishes the US arm of HSBC Asset Management.
The European arm of HSBC Asset Management is conceived with the purchase of James Capel, a leading and well-established international securities company.
1992 Consolidation in Europe: acquisition of the Midland Bank Group in the UK; majority stake in Trinkaus & Burkhardt in Germany.
1994 HSBC’s regional asset management companies combine into HSBC Asset Management, creating a global entity.
1997 HSBC acquires Bamerindus in Brazil.
2000 Acquisition of CCF Bank, France; CCF Capital Management in Paris joins HSBC Asset Management.
2001 Acquisition of China Securities Investment Trust Corporation.
HSBC Asset Management (India) Private Limited is incorporated.
2003 Integration of G F Bital fund management business in Mexico (HSBC Holdings acquired the bank in 2002).
Acquisition of the Bank of Bermuda; investment management integration.
2005 HSBC Investments (USA) Inc. acquires Atlantic Advisors LLC, specialising in global emerging markets fixed income.
Jintrust, a joint venture fund management firm, is established in China.
2008 Entities operating as HSBC Investments unite under the HSBC Global Asset Management name.
2011 HSBC Global Asset Management fully integrates its specialty investment businesses and develops a globally consistent investment platform - bringing together expertise across equities, fixed income, multi-asset and liquidity.
2013 HSBC Global Asset Management celebrates its 40th anniversary.
HSBC Global Asset Management in Hong Kong receives a Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) license.
2014 HSBC Global Asset Management is the first international asset manager to launch an RQFII bond fund in Hong Kong.

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