Two tranches added to HSBC Wealth Protector

Two additional tranches have been added to HSBC Republic's Alternative Wealth Protector, its 100% capital guaranteed fund of hedge funds.

The offer period for the tranches closes on 25 October 2002, and will have a five and a half year term, maturing on 29 May 2008.

The investment is linked to the returns of the HSBC Republic Wealth Protection Fund. The product offers either a 100% capital guarantee, or a combination of 100% of the upside, and the ability to gear up to a further 50%. On an annu