HSBC Commercial Banking serves businesses ranging from small enterprises to large multinationals in over 60 developed and faster-growing markets around the world. Whether it is working capital, trade finance or payments and cash management solutions, we provide the tools and expertise that businesses need to thrive. With a network covering three quarters of global commerce, we make HSBC the world’s leading international trade and business bank.
Global Banking and Markets
HSBC Global Banking and Markets provides financial services and products to corporates, governments and institutions. Through our international network, we connect emerging and mature markets, covering key growth areas. We partner with our clients to help them achieve consistent, long-term performance. Our sector-focused Client Coverage teams include the Corporate Sector Group, Financial Institutions Group, and Resources and Energy Group. Our products and services include advisory, financing, prime services, research and analysis, securities services, trading and sales, and transaction banking.
Global Private Banking
As part of the HSBC Group, HSBC Private Bank seeks to be the leading international private bank for business owners and their families. It provides clients with wealth, business and family succession solutions in the largest and fastest-growing markets around the world. At HSBC Private Bank, we put our clients at the centre of everything we do. With USD517 billion of total assets under management*, HSBC Private Bank is one of the largest international private banks.
*As at 31 December 2012
Retail Banking and Wealth Management
Retail Banking and Wealth Management serves more than 50 million customers worldwide with a complete range of banking and wealth management services to enable them to manage their finances and protect and build their financial futures. It is a global business that brings together management responsibility for Retail Banking, Wealth Management, Insurance and Asset Management with a focus on customer-centric propositions and innovative and efficient distribution channels.
HSBC Technology and Services
HSBC Technology and Services is a pivotal part of the Group, providing essential operational and technical support to our global businesses and helping improve customer service and efficiency. HSBC Technology and Services combines global expertise and technology to help keep us ahead of the competition.
Global Communications designs and implements communications strategies which support HSBC’s business objectives, in line with our values, and enhance and protect our reputation among key stakeholders.
The Company Secretarial function leads, develops and manages corporate governance throughout the Group. As principal advisers to the boards of directors on corporate governance matters, the team also holds responsibility for establishing and managing stock exchange listings, directing and managing shareholder meetings and equity raisings, and representing Group interests in the development of laws and regulations.
Global Finance is integral to HSBC’s purpose and strategy, playing a valued role in managing costs and deploying capital in the most effective way. Our global team of finance professionals partner with the business to provide trusted insights and forward-looking analysis, accuracy, efficiency and control to frame and influence business decisions.
At HSBC, the term sustainability means achieving sustained profits for our shareholders, developing long-lasting customer relationships, valuing our highly committed employees, and managing the social and environmental impact of our business. Global Sustainability sets Group strategy on sustainability and focuses on managing the challenges of climate change, managing the social and environmental risks of projects that we finance and identifying business opportunities that have an environmental or social dimension, overseeing global philanthropic programmes – which focus on education and the environment – and managing HSBC's global environmental footprint.
Human Resources leads the implementation of the Group’s people strategy in line with business objectives. It facilitates talent management, succession planning and employee mobility while defining and overseeing frameworks that support employee performance management, reward, learning and development, resourcing and engagement.
Global Internal Audit
Global Internal Audit provides independent, objective assurance to management and the Risk and Audit committees as to whether the framework of risk management, control and governance processes, as designed and represented by management, is adequate and functioning. The function comprises a number of global teams (covering Global Businesses and Functions, Risk and HTS) and regional Audit teams.
Global Legal plays an important role in protecting the Group's reputation by helping to future-proof the organisation through robust legal risk and issue advisory. Responsible for providing comprehensive legal advice to senior management and all Global Businesses and Functions, the team offers a diverse range of legal skills, jurisdictional experience and practice specialisms across all countries and territories in which our businesses operate.
Global Marketing uses creativity and business flair to help drive top-line revenue growth for our Global Businesses by optimising marketplace opportunities, our brand strength and customer insight.
Global Risk is a thriving and expert risk management function supporting HSBC globally with all aspects of risk management. The team actively manages a varied and dynamic range of risk types, including security, fraud, information security, contingency, geopolitical, operational, credit, pension, insurance, compliance, regulatory, market and reputation risks. All members of the Global Risk team use their skills, insight and integrity to handle established threats and those they see emerging, acting to protect and enable HSBC to deliver sustainable growth.
Global Strategy and Planning
Global Strategy and Planning helps inform strategic decision-making and acts as a catalyst and driver for strategic change. The team constructively challenges the business with critical thinking and innovative insight to improve the way we do business.