The MainFirst Megatrends Asia is an equity fund which has an investment focus on themes such as digitalisation, consumption, automation, and decarbonisation. Invested exclusively in Asia, the fund’s stock selection is carried out via bottom-up analyses, i.e. on the basis of detailed company analyses. In its strategy, the fund follows a growth approach and, as such, favours companies that benefit from long-term structural growth. The fund’s objective is to outperform the MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index over the long term.Learn more
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The MainFirst Megatrends Asia is an equity fund that invests in Asia and has a focus on promising investment themes such as digitalisation, consumption, automation, and decarbonization. The fund’s objective is to outperform the MSCI AC Asia ex Japan 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 is on companies with any market capitalisation.
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 that have both the best growth potential and the potential to become future champions. The fund’s focus is on long-term investments with a minimum investment horizon of five years.
The fund management team consists of Frank Schwarz, Adrian Daniel, Jan-Christoph Herbst and Johannes Schweinebraden.
- 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.
SECTOR EXCLUSIONs (PRODUcT ENGAGEMENT)
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 Megatrends Asia by excluding other sectors:
Energy & Environment:
Defence & Military
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 Megatrends Asia aims to achieve a better ESG risk score on average than the MSCI AC Asia ex Japan. 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.
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.
European SRI Transparency logo
The European SRI Transparency logo signifies that the MainFirst Affiliated Fund Managers (Deutschland) GmbH commits to provide accurate, adequate and timely information to enable stakeholders, in particular consumers, to understand the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) policies and practices relating to the fund. Detailed information about the European SRI Transparency Guidelines can be found on www.eurosif.org. The Transparency Guidelines are managed by Eurosif, an independent organisation. The European SRI Transparency Logo reflects the fund manager’s commitment as detailed above and should not be taken as an endorsement of any particular company, organisation or individual.
The current European Transparency Code of the fund can be found here.
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