Equity linked products are structured investment tools which enable you to generate yields through investing in stock options. Returns are based on the performance of a single stock, or in some cases, a basket of stocks, or a stock index. Since the products are closely related to the performance of listed stocks, the risks involved resemble investment in the underlying stocks. By investing in an equity linked product, you agree to purchase or sell listed stocks at a future date for an agreed price. The number of shares or the financial gain and loss customers will receive at maturity depends on the price performance of the stocks selected.
It is NOT a protected deposit and is NOT protected by the Deposit Protection Scheme in Hong Kong.