Non rectangular SVG files

I have some chevron SVG shapes. When importing into Hype a white background is applied so my once non-rectangular SVG is now a chevron with a white square background. How do I get my SVG shapes to display correctly with a white background?

It is definitely possible to display a non-rectangular SVG image without HYPE changing any background transparency into a color fill. Here is an example where the SVG bounds are shown with a dotted line.