About the World Selection ISA

Following a recent review of our investments ranges, we've now closed the World Selection ISA to new customers so you'll no longer be able to open a new World Selection ISA.

What does this mean for my existing investment

As a World Selection ISA customer, your existing investment is not affected and will continue to be held in a Selected Investment Funds account.

You can still make additional investments, switch between funds, transfer your investment out to another ISA manager or transfer in an ISA held elsewhere. 

To do any of these transactions, please download and complete a paper application form as the online application form is no longer available. Or if you prefer, you can call us on 03457 456 123 or textphone 03457 660 391. Lines are open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. All calls are recorded.

To find out more about managing your account or to download an application form, go to our Selected Investment Funds page.

About the World Selection Portfolios

The World Selection Portfolio that you hold in your ISA is one of a series of multi-asset funds designed for investors seeking global diversification through one single investment. Administered by HSBC Global Asset Management, they aim to provide attractive returns through broad diversification across different asset classes, regions and currencies, at different levels of risk to suit different preferences.

With offices in London, Paris, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong and Vancouver, our multi-asset investment teams are poised to take advantage of opportunities the financial markets have to offer. We have over 60 investment professionals monitoring and actively managing these portfolios with the sole aim of maximising the return on your money within your chosen level of risk.

If your attitude to risk has changed over time and you want to switch funds, or if you have a general question, please call us on 03457 456 123 or textphone 03457 660 391. Lines are open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. All calls are recorded.

Can I make new investments in the World Selection fund range?

Although the World Selection ISA product is now closed to new customers, you could still invest in the World Selection Portfolios through our Global Investment Centre.

The Global Investment Centre is an online fund platform that's designed to help you make your own investment decisions. Accessible via your online banking, it allows you to invest inside or out of an ISA wrapper. It also gives you access to nearly 400 other funds from a range of leading fund managers.

As always, remember that the value of investments and any income they generate can go down as well as up, meaning you may not get back what you invest. Exchange rate fluctuations can also cause the value of your investments to go down as well as up. These portfolios are offered without advice and costs and charges apply.

You can open a Global Investment Centre account if you're an HSBC personal current or savings account customer (excludes Online Bonus Saver and Fixed Rate Saver), a UK resident with a permanent UK residential address and at least 18 years old. To find out more, go to our Global Investment Centre page.

Do you need financial advice?

We want to make sure our products and services are right for your circumstances. If you're not sure whether an investment is suitable for you, we recommend you consider taking financial advice.

To find out about getting investment advice from HSBC, read our advice options  page. 

To find out more about the wider industry, including how to seek independent financial advice, you can visit moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Have a question?

If you have a question or if you'd like to top up, switch funds or convert share classes by phone, call 03457 456 123 or textphone 03457 660 391.

Lines are open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. All calls are recorded.

You might like


Getting your finances ready for the retirement of your life


Preparing your family for the ultimate time of need


Get the HSBC view with exclusive analysis and insight


What's the difference? And which is right for you?