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As an independent European multi-investment boutique with an active management approach, we focus on attractive investment strategies in the selected asset classes of equities, fixed income and multi asset. Experienced portfolio management teams with proven track records develop strategies with a high active share and individual investment processes.

 

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ETHENEA and MainFirst: Joint ManCo as of 01.01.2024

The administration of the fund companies ETHENEA and MainFirst will be combined under one roof in future. This will make the back-office functions more efficient but will not affect the decision-making processes in portf …

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The battery revolution: Europe’s next energy crisis?

The world is facing a fundamental shift to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The energy and industrial sectors, which are responsible for most of these emissions, have a crucial role to play. Renewable energie …

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Investing in emerging markets : wasted effort or exciting opportunity?

We are in a new value investment cycle since 2020, which also includes emerging market assets.

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Ray of light for Europe’s solar industry?

The solar industry has charted an impressive course in recent decades. The technology used to harness the power of the sun has continued to advance and now constitutes a low-cost addition to traditional energy sources. O …

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Investment opportunities in German small & midcap stocks

After a challenging year in 2022, German equities are increasingly back in investors' focus. However, investors often initially focus on the standard stocks. Alexander Dominicus assesses the performance of smaller German …

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MAINFIRST PUBLISHES ITS THIRD SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

Acting sustainably in all areas is becoming increasingly important for financial service providers. This is demonstrated by MainFirst's third sustainability report.By voluntarily publishing this report, the multi-investm …

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Doing business in Germany – focus on the SME sector

Germany was long regarded as one of the world’s leading places to do business. With its strong industry, innovative technologies and highly qualified workforce, its success seemed inexorable. In recent years, however, th …

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Opportunities and risks of the demographic development

For a long time, China was the most populous country but India is set to overtake it this year. When exactly, nobody knows but the UN estimates that by mid-year 1.4286 billion people will live in India while China will “ …

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The Tone sets the tune - Corporate Communications from an Investor's Perspective

The communication of listed companies plays an important role in building trust and credibility with investors. As a fundamentally oriented equity investor, communication with the management and investor relations is an …

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Are dividends immune to crisis?

The past few years have not been easy for investors around the globe. We have been hit by a number of crises at once, and the coming years will bring fresh challenges. Therefore, we want to examine the claim that dividen …

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Growth stocks – From boom to bust

In the age of digitalisation, we are opening a new chapter: that of artificial intelligence. An era in which new areas and innovations in the technology sector are gaining importance and will be indispensable for the fut …

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MainFirst publishes voting report

With the publication of its voting report, MainFirst aims to create transparency about the fiduciary exercise of voting rights associated with our investors’ assets. The voting report 2022 has now been published.

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Asia: Potential for growth remains high thanks to innovations

The most powerful transistors today come exclusively from two companies in Taiwan and South Korea. Battery and electric car manufacturers in Asia are also benefiting from the sustained turnaround. This development, toget …

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Emerging markets credit outlook – Is 2023 a turning point?

Rising interest rates and aggressive central bank actions weighed on the fixed income market in 2022, including emerging markets (EM) corporate credit. The war in Ukraine further depressed investor sentiment and pushed c …

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The rediscovery of European equities

Many investors look to North America. “But: They should not forget Europe”, advises Olgerd Eichler. In the shadow of other markets, share prices have recently performed well and created excellent buying opportunities - e …

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Are we in for a stop-and-go economic development?

Who hasn't been there? In rush-hour traffic, things don't move very fast, you have to stop and start again: the classic stop-and-go situation. This nerve-wracking form of locomotion can certainly be applied to current ec …

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Chinese New Year: can investors profit from the end of travel restrictions ?

For many observers the sudden end of the Covid-19 restrictions in China lead to some interesting investment opportunities. Welcome in the Year of the Rabbit.

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MainFirst funds again certified to and awarded with independent ESG label

For the third time now, Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG) has awarded a number of MainFirst mutual funds with the FNG Label, the quality standard for sustainable investment funds in German-speaking countries.

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Europe – a continent left behind or investment opportunity?

The S&P 500 has outperformed the European STOXX Europe 600 (Net Return) EUR by more than 400% since the low point of the financial crisis in March 2009. The US stock market is ahead of Europe this year too, but there are …

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Innovation as a growth factor

Innovation has always been one of the main drivers of economic growth and a mainstay of future development. 2022 has brought a series of unforeseen events and developments around the world.

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MainFirst publishes its second sustainability report

By voluntarily publishing this report, the multi-investment boutique clearly demonstrates its awareness of its social responsibility and counts sustainability among its key priorities.

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Emerging Markets – set to outperform

This year, Emerging Markets (EM) are in the spotlight. Starting with the Russia-Ukraine conflict, followed by the imposition of large lockdowns in China in April, which disrupted global supply chains, EM have been on inv …

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Europe’s veil of innocence

Daniel is 26 and finished college a couple of years ago. He lives in Frankfurt am Main, in the Nordend part of town, and many people who live there like to bike to work. In the neighbourhood there are various organic sup …

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Awaiting the year of the Rabbit: China and its policy responses to ensure a recovery in the second half of the year

A lot has happened in China since the beginning of the Covid crisis. Chinese equity markets reached their peak in February 2021 after rallying by more than 40% since 2020 on the back of a successful management of the pan …

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Turning point

2022 is an extremely challenging year, characterised by a high degree of instability and upheaval. The global economy is going through a difficult period and the uncertainty about future growth remains. A slew of negativ …

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MainFirst publishes its second voting report

MainFirst gives high priority to the representation of interests and voting rights. The second voting report has now been published.

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The long shadow of the war

The global economy and the corporate sector are currently being hit by a long list of problems: the ongoing pandemic, fragile value chains, high inflation rates, monetary tightening, and the war in Ukraine. Taken separat …

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The next stage of the information age is about to begin

Following on from the trade war, the Covid-19 pandemic, and now the war in Ukraine, we are seeing the fragile dependencies and weaknesses of worldwide economic globalisation. Establishing reliable supply chains and ensur …

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MainFirst publishes its first PAI statement

With the publication of its first PAI Statement, MainFirst is strengthening its commitment to providing investors and interested parties with transparent information at all times.

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Attack on the Western Community of Values

The invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops has come as a shock to the world community. In fact, it came as a surprise to most market participants that such a warlike attack in the middle of Europe so suddenly became a rea …

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A look into the treasure chest

Dividends are highly valued by investors and represent an essential component in the asset allocation of the overall return on equity investments. In times of low interest rates, in particular, investors look forward to …

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FOUR EURO FUND AWARDS 2022 FOR MAINFIRST FUNDS

The editorial teams of €uro, €uro am Sonntag, Börse-Online and TIAM-Fund Research have presented the Fund Awards for the best funds in Germany for 2022.

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High-yield bonds from emerging markets offer opportunities for attractive returns

Emerging market bond investors are currently facing a number of stress factors. Rising inflation, the likely tightening of central bank monetary policy, the slowdown in China and, last but not least, the omicron variety …

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Sustainable. Authentic.

Sustainable investing is now more than just a trend. Companies that still have not addressed the issue are already being penalised with lower investor interest and falling valuations. Generating returns and sustainabilit …

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Six MainFirst funds receive the FNG label for sustainable investment funds

Top honours for MainFirst in terms of sustainability: no fewer than six funds from the Frankfurt-based multi-investment boutique have been awarded the FNG label this year. After four funds were awarded the label for the …

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The new Silicon Valley: Asian equities

Asia's companies already impress with their high turnover and speed of innovation. Substantial investments in research and in new developments speak for the further potential of the continent, which is also known as the …

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European Equity Markets

After the pandemic was contained, the global economy quickly experienced a significant recovery. In fact, demand picked up so suddenly and so strongly that supply failed to keep up, due in part to a host of obstacles. Eu …

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MainFirst publishes its first voting report

By voluntarily issuing its first voting report, MainFirst is demonstrating its commitment to a transparent approach to the fiduciary exercise of the voting rights associated with its investors’ assets.

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Cloud computing – benefiting from the growth in data volumes

Data is the new fuel of the economy. Consequently, companies with data-based business models have taken a leading role in the capital markets, and not just since the pandemic. Adrian Daniel provides an insight into what …

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On course for growth: MainFirst surpasses the 5 billion euro mark

MainFirst Asset Management has surpassed the 5 billion euro mark in terms of assets under management.

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Hidden champions from Germany: successful and little-known

A good 3.5 million German companies belong to the small and medium-sized company category. The lesser-known gems among them, the so-called hidden champions, combine many positive characteristics. Portfolio Manager Alexa …

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Emerging markets: commodities as growth drivers

The signs are promising for a longer-term comeback in commodity prices: huge stimulus packages worldwide, recovering demand and supply shortages due to structural underinvestment in recent years are driving commodity pri …

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MainFirst publishes its first sustainability report

By voluntarily publishing this report, the multi-investment boutique clearly demonstrates its awareness of its social responsibility and the fact that sustainability is one of its key priorities.

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Earth Day 2021

In 2021, the international Earth Day motto is "Restore our Earth". The way we eat is closely intertwined with this. Time for an interview with Fund Manager Frank Schwarz.

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MainFirst Absolute Return Multi Asset – Long-term investment in structural trends

The MainFirst Absolute Return Multi Asset pursues a sustainable investment strategy and focuses on structural trends. It aims to achieve a long-term positive return above 5%. A fund portrait with Portfolio Manager Adrian …

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Quo vadis dividend payouts?

Annus horribilis for dividend chasers: the pandemic has not even spared companies with stable dividend payouts. In 2020, there was a global decline in dividends of around 12 percent compared with the previous year. Count …

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Performance Award of the French Pyramids of Wealth Management 2021 for the MainFirst Absolute Return Multi Asset

MainFirst Asset Management has received the Performance Award of the French Pyramids of Wealth Management 2021 in the “Collective Management – Flexible Wealth” category for its global multi-asset fund, the MainFirst Abso …

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Austrian Fund Award for MainFirst Absolute Return Multi Asset

The MainFirst Absolute Return Multi Asset has been awarded the Austrian Fund Prize 2021. The Fund Management received the rating "outstanding" for its performance in the category "Mixed Fund Global Multi Asset".

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Trading apps, GameStop & co - do we still need equity funds?

Trading apps among retail investors are booming, and many long-term investors are wondering if this is the start of a new equity culture. Fund managers Thomas Meier and Alexander Dominicus show the difference between lon …

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The governance component – the G in ESG

The term “ESG” is a multifaceted one, covering so many different topics at once. Analogous to the fundamental-based valuation of shares, a one-dimensional approach falls far short of the mark. Therefore, multi-dimensiona …

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E-commerce: damage to the environment, opportunities for investors?

The fact that e-commerce has been a dynamically growing market for more than 20 years is no longer news. However, Covid-19 has led to an explosion in growth rates, the scale of which has surprised many. But what about th …

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High potential for a catch-up - emerging market corporate bonds

The coronavirus pandemic has also resulted in significant challenges for the economies of emerging markets. However, their economic recovery and therefore the ‘catch-up’ potential of corporate bonds from this segment sho …

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Europe’s comeback

During the last decade, the United States experienced its longest period of good economic growth. The US economy boomed and this was also reflected in the price levels of the US stock markets. Now the tide may be turning …

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The era of the global digital giants

Digital transformation is not something that will happen in the future, but rather in the here and now. Its speed is breathtaking. Platforms like Alibaba, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Tencent or Samsung have achieved what un …

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MainFirst funds awarded ESG certification

Three of the asset manager’s funds were officially awarded the "LuxFLAG ESG Label" by the independent and internationally recognised Luxembourg Finance Labelling Agency (LuxFLAG).

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Chinese real estate market: 2021 growth as in pre-corona times

The January outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in China had a severe impact on the Chinese real estate market, compared to 2019, property sales in February 2020 dropped by 65 percent. The market has now almost recovere …

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The investment world in the post-corona era

The outbreak of the coronavirus has rapidly turned the world upside down. The pandemic has taken hold of our daily lives and we are constantly confronted with its repercussions. But for calm investors, it is already wort …

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A universe of investment opportunities

A promise of attractive returns combined with an acceptable risk. This is what the majority of investors are looking for. However, the investment risk also depends on the strategy in question. Multi-asset offers many inv …

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Why investors should focus on equities now more than ever

The coronavirus has taken over the world. One glimmer of hope is that, at least in some European countries, the increase in the number of new infections is slowing down slightly. Meanwhile, doctors around the world are s …

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The view beyond the horizon

Determining the "right" asset allocation is one of the biggest challenges for investors in 2020. With yields on developed market bonds at or near historical lows, investors may well look beyond their own limits in search …

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Is value set for a comeback?

The wind on the capital market is turning. Value stocks (asset values), which have been widely scorned in the past decade, could return to the track of success in the near future, says Olgerd Eichler, Lead Portfolio Mana …

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German Fund Price 2020 for MainFirst Germany Fund A

The MainFirst Germany Fund A has been rated "outstanding" at the FONDS professionell KONGRESS in the category "Equity Funds Germany", winning the DEUTSCHE FONDSPREIS for the fifth time in a row. Portfolio Manager Olgerd …

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