HSBC unveils capital guarantee scheme to address risk concerns


HSBC Global Markets has launched a new capital guarantee scheme referencing the FTSE 100 index, offering a 35% bonus on investments if the index is equal to or above the starting level. The plan, unveiled on February 2, is backed by fixed-maturity securities issued by the bank, which is rated AA by Standard & Poor's.

"There is a new awareness of counterparty risk," says Amilcare Police, London-based head of Europe, Middle East and Africa equity derivatives at HSBC Global Markets. "When investing

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