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HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India) Private Limited (the "HSCI"), the sponsor of the HSBC Mutual Fund, HSBC Asset Management (India) Private Limited (the "HSBC AMC"), the asset management company of the HSBC Mutual Fund and the Board of Trustees of the HSBC Mutual Fund (the "HSBC Trustees") and L&T Investment Management Limited (the "L&T AMC"), L&T Mutual Fund Trustee Limited, that are the existing asset management company and trustee company of L&T Mutual Fund, respectively and L&T Finance Holdings Limited (the "L&T Sponsor"), the existing sponsor of the L&T Mutual Fund have entered into a transfer agreement dated 23 December 2021, which, inter alia, provides for:
(i) a change in the sponsorship, trusteeship, management and administration of the schemes of L&T Mutual Fund ("L&T MF Schemes") whereby HSCI will become the sponsor of the L&T MF Schemes, HSBC Trustees will become the trustee of the L&T MF Schemes and HSBC AMC will have the rights to manage, operate and administer the L&T MF Schemes, which will be considered to be an integral part of the HSBC Mutual Fund;
(ii) merger / consolidation of identified L&T MF Schemes with identified schemes of HSBC Mutual Fund or vice-versa; and
(iii) the acquisition of the entire share capital of L&T AMC by HSBC AMC and its nominees from L&T Sponsor and its nominees (collectively, the "Proposed Transaction").
The Securities and Exchange Board of India has vide its communication dated 11 October 2022 and 14 October 2022coneyed their no objection to the proposed transaction.
The proposed transaction will result in consolidation of the products offered by HSBC Mutual Fund and in particular will result in the following changes with effect from the close of business hours on 25 November 2022 (Click here for Effective Date notice):
Table 1: Merger of Schemes between HSBC Mutual Fund and L&T Mutual Fund
Table 2: Change in Fundamental Attribute of HSBC Mutual Fund Scheme
Table 3: Change in Fundamental Attribute of L&T Mutual Fund Schemes (to be part of HSBC Mutual Fund) with effective date from the close of business hours on 25 November 2022
Table 4: Change of name of L&T Mutual Fund schemes (to be part of HSBC Mutual Fund) with effective date from the close of business hours on 25 November 2022
Table 5: Discontinuation of subscription in HSBC Mutual Fund Scheme
|Fresh subscriptions to be stopped from Effective Date from the close of business hours on 25 November 2022.
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As a seasoned financial expert with a comprehensive understanding of mutual funds, securities, and capital markets, let me delve into the details of the article concerning the significant changes in HSBC Mutual Fund and L&T Mutual Fund. My expertise in investment management, mergers, and acquisitions positions me to provide valuable insights into the intricacies of such transactions.
Firstly, the article discusses the transfer agreement dated 23 December 2021, between HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India) Private Limited (HSCI), the sponsor of HSBC Mutual Fund, and L&T Investment Management Limited (L&T AMC), the existing asset management company of L&T Mutual Fund. The agreement encompasses a change in sponsorship, trusteeship, and management of L&T Mutual Fund, involving the consolidation of identified schemes and the acquisition of L&T AMC by HSBC AMC.
Notably, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has granted its no objection to the proposed transaction, emphasizing regulatory approval. This underlines the meticulous adherence to regulatory frameworks, a crucial aspect in financial dealings.
The proposed consolidation will bring about changes in various categories of mutual fund schemes. Table 1 outlines the merger of schemes between HSBC Mutual Fund and L&T Mutual Fund, indicating the transferor scheme, transferee scheme, and the new name or surviving scheme. This restructuring encompasses a diverse range of funds, from large-cap to dynamic bond categories.
Table 2 details the change in the fundamental attribute of an HSBC Mutual Fund scheme, specifically the transformation of the HSBC Debt Fund into the HSBC Medium to Long Duration Fund.
Furthermore, Table 3 delineates the changes in fundamental attributes of L&T Mutual Fund schemes that will become part of HSBC Mutual Fund, effective from the close of business hours on 25 November 2022. The article provides insights into the renaming of schemes such as L&T Tax Advantage Fund becoming HSBC ELSS Fund.
Table 4 highlights the change of names for L&T Mutual Fund schemes that will be part of HSBC Mutual Fund, including adjustments like L&T Nifty 50 Index Fund transforming into HSBC Nifty 50 Index Fund.
Lastly, Table 5 communicates the discontinuation of subscription in HSBC Mutual Fund Scheme, specifically in the Equity Linked Savings Scheme, with fresh subscriptions to be stopped from the effective date.
In conclusion, this comprehensive transformation showcases the strategic decisions made by HSBC and L&T in reshaping their mutual fund offerings. The meticulous planning, regulatory compliance, and detailed communication of changes underscore the expertise involved in such financial transactions. Investors and stakeholders should closely monitor these changes to make informed decisions in light of the evolving landscape of the mutual fund industry.