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MainFirst –
Global Equities Unconstrained Fund

MainFirst Global Equities Unconstrained Fund is a thematic global equity fund that pursues a growth approach without employing short-term hedging. It focuses on structural growth investment themes, such as digitalisation or automation. When it comes to the stock selection process (bottom-up analysis), preference is given to companies exhibiting structural growth. The aim is to outperform the benchmark index in the long term.

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MainFirst –
Global Equities Unconstrained Fund

MainFirst Global Equities Unconstrained Fund is a thematic global equity fund that pursues a growth approach without employing short-term hedging. It focuses on structural growth investment themes, such as digitalisation or automation. When it comes to the stock selection process (bottom-up analysis), preference is given to companies exhibiting structural growth. The aim is to outperform the benchmark index in the long term.

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MainFirst – Global Equities Unconstrained Fund

More about the fund

The MainFirst Global Equities Unconstrained Fund is a globally investing equity fund that is fully invested at all times. The fund focuses on promising investment themes such as digitalization, automation and decarbonization. The objective is to outperform the MSCI World Net Total Return EUR Index over the long term.

Stocks are selected based on comprehensive company analyses (bottom-up), with preference given to companies undergoing structural growth (growth approach). The investment focus can be on American, Asian or European companies with any market capitalization.

The investment team focuses on investment themes driven by structural trends such as technological advances, the new generation of digital consumption or climate change. They select companies with the best growth potential and the potential to become future champions. The focus is on long-term investments with a minimum investment horizon of five years.

The fund management team consists of Frank Schwarz, Adrian Daniel and Jan-Christoph Herbst.


  • Flexible investment policy without benchmarking
  • Equity funds: price increases based on market, sector and company developments
  • Foreign exchange gains, if applicable                                                                                


  • Equity funds: price reductions based on market, sector and company developments
  • Generally: country risk, solvency and/or credit risks of issuers and/or counterparties
  • Use of derivative financial instruments, if applicable
  • Foreign exchange risks, if applicable
  • The share value may drop below the purchase price the customer paid for the share at any

For detailed information on opportunities and risks, please refer to the current sales prospectus.


MainFirst is committed to the Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) for all investments.


In addition, the fund management team wants to make the world a better place by actively investing sustainably. Therefore, we strengthen the sustainability approach of the MainFirst Global Equities Unconstrained Fund by excluding other sectors:


Energy & Environment:

    • Nuclear power
    • Oil & gas
    • Coal
    • Genetically modified plants & seeds


Value-based sectors:

    • Tobacco
    • Adult entertainment


Defence & Military

    • Armaments


ESG risk analysis

For us, sustainable investing means incorporating ESG risks as a key aspect of the investment process into the investment decision. The MainFirst Global Equities Unconstrained Fund aims to achieve a better ESG risk score on average than the MSCI World Index. For this score we use the analyses of the external rating agency Sustainalytics.


The exclusion of companies that do not meet the criteria of human rights, labour rights, environment or anti-corruption according to the Global Standards of the UN Global Compact is also a basic requirement of the investment.

MSCI ESG Fund Ratings

MSCI ESG Fund Ratings aim to measure the resilience of investment funds to long-term risks and opportunities arising from Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. Thus, the rating provides greater transparency and a better understanding of the ESG characteristics of fund components in investor portfolios.


The Morningstar Sustainability Rating a measure of how well the companies in the portfolio manage their ESG risk relative to the other funds in the global fund category.


Independent ESG labels provide clarity and act as a compass for investors when deciding on sustainable investment solutions. They are characterised by objective standards, credibility and transparency.
The "FNG label" as the quality standard for sustainable investment funds in German-speaking countries (Germany I Switzerland I Austria) was awarded to the fund.

FNG Sustainability Profile

The FNG-Sustainability Profile  an overview of the sustainability criteria used and other key data on the fund and serves as a guide for selecting sustainable retail funds. The FNG Sustainability Profile is based on the FNG-Matrix - a database for all information about sustainable mutual funds.

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