Important Note:
Structured notes are structured products involving derivatives. The investment decision is yours but you should not purchase such products unless the intermediary who sells it to you has explained to you that the product is suitable for you in regards to your financial situation, investment experience and investment objectives.

What are bonds?

  • Bond is a debt security where the bond issuer issues the bond for purchase by the bondholder. It is also known as a fixed income security, as a bond usually gives the investor a regular or fixed return.
  • Typical bond issuers include: Sovereign entities, Governments/Government agencies, Banks, Non-bank financial institutions, & Corporations.

How do bonds work in general?


What are structured notes?

Structured notes provide you with a series of choices that are linked to different underlying assets and with various capital protection levels as well as investment tenures:

Underlying Asset   Capital Protection Level   Investment Tenor
  • Local & Global Equities
  • Commodities
  • Interest Rates
  • Currencies
  • Indices
  • Hybrid Assets
  • 100% Principal Protected
  • Partially Principal Protected
  • Non-Principal Protected
  • Short Term (from 1 month to 1 year)
  • Medium to Long Term (more than 1 year)
  • Early Redemption Feature

How It Works

What are the minimum investment amounts and fees?

The minimum investment amount can be as low as HKD10,000.

Services Fees
Purchase/sell transaction
(applicable to structured notes’ secondary market transaction only)
0.75% of face value
for each transaction
Safe custody Free of charge
Interest collection Free of charge
Maturity redemption (cash) Free of charge
Maturity redemption (stock delivery) 0.25% settlement fee
Transfer in/out request HKD500 per request

The handling fees for purchase/sell transaction of debt securities (other than structured notes) may vary according to each issue.

Terms & Conditions

Risk Disclosure Statements:

  • The price of bonds/structured notes can and does fluctuate and the price of any individual bonds/structured notes may experience upward or downward movements and may even become valueless. There is an inherent risk that losses may be incurred rather than profits made as a result of trading bonds/structured notes. Independent assessment of the risk and appropriateness of the transaction in light of your own objectives and circumstances, including the possible risks and benefits of entering into such transaction, should be considered before entering into any transaction.
  • This information is based on, or derived from, information obtained from sources believed to be reliable. No representation or warranty is made or implied that it is accurate or complete. It is prepared solely for your reference and no responsibility is accepted for use of or reliance on this information. This information is neither a recommendation nor an offer or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any bonds/structured notes.

Note: This webpage has not been reviewed by the Securities and Futures Commission or any regulatory authority in Hong Kong.

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