Who is HSBC?
We are the world's local bank. Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. HSBC's international network comprises around 8,500 offices in 86 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. With listings on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by around 220,000 shareholders in 119 countries and territories.
The shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange in the form of American Depositary Receipts. Through an international network linked by advanced technology, including a rapidly growing e-commerce capability, HSBC provides a comprehensive range of financial services: personal financial services; commercial banking; corporate, investment banking and markets; private banking; and other activities.
Business principles and values
The HSBC corporate character defines the values and principles inherent in all our everyday dealings.
The HSBC Group has an international pedigree which is unique. Many of its principal companies opened for business over a century ago and they have a history which is rich in variety and achievement. The HSBC Group is named after its founding member, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, which was established in 1865 to finance the growing trade between China and Europe.
HSBC: "Champions of Golf Worldwide"
HSBC pride themselves in being long-term holistic sponsors of golf with junior, amateur and professional programmes in over 25 countries.
World-Class Events and Global fields
After 4 highly successful years breeding top class Champions, the HSBC Champions tournament in China has been elevated to the elite stable of World Golf Championships events. With a US$2million increase in prize money to US$7million and a revised qualifying criteria, the first World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions will take place at Shanghai's Sheshan International Golf Club from Nov. 5-8, 2009.
HSBC Women's Champions
A US$2million event at Singapore's Tanah Merah Country Club Building on the success of the men's HSBC Champions, the event which has been running for 2 years has attracted the strongest fields ever seen in Asia in both 2008 and 2009.
Annika Sorenstam said: "I think you have a fantastic field. You can't ask for any better and it's a privilege to be part of it."
Natalie Gulbis called it "the first Major in Asia."
The HSBC UK Champions
HSBC UK Champions brings together the winners of both the Business Golf Network and the Premier Golf Network regional qualifying events in a final which takes place at an Open Championship course in a 2 day event.
The Golf World HSBC Champions of Champions
This event brings together club champions from all over Britain, with qualifying events all over the UK and culminates in the grand final at an Open Championship course.
Singapore -- HSBC Youth Golfers
Operating in 18 Singapore schools, "HSBC Youth Golfers" has introduced hundreds of children to the sport with a programme that includes coaching and competitions HSBC Youth Golfers Excellence Programme takes the cream of the players and provides them with top-quality coaching and access to golf courses as well as physical and psychological training.
HSBC China Junior Golf Programme
This is structured on a wide geographical scale.
It is designed to allow monitoring of the emerging talent and to ensure that they are exposed to quality information and training.
The programme includes:
- HSBC National Junior Golf Championship (a year-long series of elite youth competitions)
- HSBC National Junior Open
- HSBC Junior Ranking System
- HSBC Junior Golf Camps (summer and winter golf vacations designed to bring together China's most promising youngsters for intensive periods of elite-level training)