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IPO Bonds Subscription

Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) Bonds are issued by governments/government agencies or corporations.

You may enjoy higher potential returns throughout the tenor of the bonds.

You can diversify your risks and potentially increase the stability of the portfolio as bonds exhibit low correlation to other asset classes.

Investing in bonds involves significant risks. The following risk disclosure statements are not exhaustive and do not take into account your personal circumstances not disclosed to Nanyang Commercial Bank, Limited. You should take your own independent review and seek independent professional advice, if necessary, on whether an investment in bonds is suitable for you in light of your risk appetite, financial situation, investment experience, investment objectives and investment horizon. The above information is for reference only. This document does not constitute any offer, solicitation, recommendation, comment or any guarantee to the purchase or sale of any investment products or services. The investment products or services mentioned in this document are not equivalent to, nor should it be treated as a substitute for, time deposit. Although investment may bring profit opportunities, each investment product or service involves potential risks. Due to dynamic changes in the market, the price movement and volatility of investment products may not be the same as expected by customers. Customers’ fund may increase or reduce due to the purchase or sale of investment products. The loss incurred from investment maybe the same or greater than initial investment amount, proceeds may also change accordingly. Part of the investment may not be able to liquidate immediately under certain market situation. Do not invest in it unless you fully understand and are willing to assume the risks associated with it. If you are in any doubt about the risks involved in the product, you may clarify with the intermediary or seek independent professional advice. The investment decision is yours but you should not invest in these products unless the intermediary who sells them to you has explained to you that these products are suitable for you having regard to your financial situation, investment experience and investment objectives. Before making any investment decisions, customers should consider their own financial situation, investment objectives and experiences, risk acceptance and ability to understand the nature and risks of the relevant product. For the nature and risk disclosures of individual investment products, customers should read carefully the relevant offering documentation for details. Customers should seek advice from independent financial adviser.

Risk of bonds trading
The prices of bonds fluctuate, sometimes dramatically. The price of a bond may move up or down, and may become valueless. It is as likely that losses will be incurred rather than profit made as a result of buying and selling bonds.

Key Risk Disclosures

Investment risk: The prices of bonds may go up and down and may be volatile. The bonds may even become worthless. Buying and selling bonds may not necessarily result in any profit, and may sometimes result in loss.

Issuer / Guarantor credit risk: The return on bonds is linked to the credit of the Issuer and Guarantor, as applicable. The credit ratings assigned by credit rating agencies do not guarantee the creditworthiness of the Issuer and Guarantor, as applicable. Your receipt of principal and interest payments depends on the credit of the Issuer and Guarantor, as applicable, and no other companies. In the event that the Issuer defaults, it is possible that you may lose all your investment, including the principal.

To be distinguished from savings or time deposits: The bonds are an investment product and are not equivalent to a time deposit, and are unsecured and are not guaranteed (if there is no guarantor). The bonds are NOT protected deposits and are NOT protected by the Deposit Protection Scheme in Hong Kong. The bonds are not principal-protected. The investment in bonds involve risks not associated with regular bank deposits and should not be regarded as a substitute for regular savings or time deposit.

Not covered by the Investor Compensation Fund: The bonds are not covered by the Investor Compensation Fund.

Interest rate risk: Changes in interest rates may have a significant impact on the market price of the bonds. For example, bond prices generally fall when interest rates rise – In this situation, you may incur a loss from the decrease in market price of the bonds if you sell the bonds before the final maturity date.

Currency risk: For bonds not denominated in your home currency, if the currency in which the bonds are denominated depreciates against your home currency during your holding period, and if calculated and settled in your home currency, exchange rate fluctuations may have an adverse impact on, and the potential loss may offset (or even exceed), the investment return.

Tenor risk: The bonds have a specified investment period. The longer the investment period of the bonds, the more likely changes in interest rates, exchange rates, market environments and the Issuer’s financial and operating conditions may affect the bond value during the investment period. Your actual return (if any) may be substantially lower than expected and you may even suffer losses.

Liquidity risk: The bonds are designed to be held to maturity and there may be no active secondary market quotations for the bonds. If you try to sell your bonds before maturity, it may be difficult or impossible to find a buyer, or the sale price may be much lower than the amount you had invested. You may suffer a loss if you sell your bonds before maturity.

Reinvestment risk: Bondholders face re-investment risk when the Issuer exercises its right to redeem the bond before it matures. Bondholders may not be able to enjoy the same rates of return when they re-invest their funds in other investments.

Early Redemption risk: If the Issuer is allowed to early redeem, including but not limited to make whole redemption, the bonds prior to maturity under the provisions may be stated in the relevant offering documentation, which is subject to certain trigger events, including but not limited to force majeure, regulatory changes, rating changes, changes in the accounting treatment or taxation regime. Investors may lose up to all their initial investment in bonds at worst case if any such circumstances were to happen.

Other risks: There may be other risks associated with the investment of each particular bond which are not mentioned above. Please refer to the offering documentation of the Bonds for other risk factors relating to the Issuer / Guarantor and the Bonds.