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Our Company

MainFirst is an independent European financial services firm, specialising in equity brokerage, equity capital markets and asset management.

In equity brokerage we cover about 300 European companies and support European and international institutional investors. We deliberately pursue a multi-local approach, with equity research and sales in the major financial centres in continental Europe as well as in London and New York. This affords us proximity to businesses and investors, which in turn enables us to take stronger views and establish closer contacts.

In asset management, we actively manage equities, fixed income and multi-asset portfolios. We rely on a multi-boutique approach, where highly experienced fund management teams implement their respective investment styles in a clear and concise manner.

Our locations are Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris and Zurich.

We are successful thanks to the high level of competence, integrity and dedication of our about 200 employees, who are very clearly aligned with the mission to consistently provide superior returns for our customers. Character. For More Performance.

Independence has been a mainstay of our company from the outset. This is reflected in an independent research product for our institutional clients, independent advice from our equity capital markets team, independent and autonomous style-oriented fund managers in asset management and, of course - in our own independence.

 

 

Our Services

Organisation

Management

Board of Management MainFirst Bank AG
  • Bjoern Kirchner

    Role

    Chief Financial Officer MainFirst Bank AG

    Professional experience

    Head of Research at Santander Central Hispano, responsible for setting up the Bank’s German and European Equities Business
    Head of Research at BNP Paribas, Frankfurt, responsible for setting up the German franchise for Equities Research

    Education

    Diplomkaufmann, University of Giessen

  • Ebrahim Attarzadeh

    Role

    Head of Equities
    Member of the Board MainFirst Schweiz AG
    Member of the Board MainFirst Holding AG

    Professional experience

    European Equity Sales Trading, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt 
    Structured Derivatives Sales, Deutsche Bank

    Education

    Master of Science in Economics, University of Heidelberg

Business Committee
  • Bjoern Kirchner

    Role

    Chief Financial Officer MainFirst Bank AG

    Professional experience

    Head of Research at Santander Central Hispano, responsible for setting up the Bank’s German and European Equities Business
    Head of Research at BNP Paribas, Frankfurt, responsible for setting up the German franchise for Equities Research

    Education

    Diplomkaufmann, University of Giessen

  • Ebrahim Attarzadeh

    Role

    Head of Equities
    Member of the Board MainFirst Schweiz AG
    Member of the Board MainFirst Holding AG

    Professional experience

    European Equity Sales Trading, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt 
    Structured Derivatives Sales, Deutsche Bank

    Education

    Master of Science in Economics, University of Heidelberg

  • Oliver Haseley

    Role

    Managing Director MainFirst Affiliated Fund Managers (Deutschland) GmbH
    Member of the Board MainFirst Holding AG
    Member of the Board MainFirst Affiliated Fund Managers (Switzerland) AG
    Member of the Board MainFirst Affiliated Fund Managers S.A.

    Professional experience

    Co-Founder of MainFirst
    Deputy Head of Equities, Julius Baer, Frankfurt
    Head of Equity Trading, Dresdner Bank, Berlin

Supervisory Board MainFirst Bank AG
  • Marc-Antoine Bree – Chairman

    Role

    Chairman of the Supervisory Board MainFirst Bank AG

    Professional experience

    Member of the Board, Group Tax Leader, Zurich Cantonal Bank, Zurich
    Manager of Tax and Legal Consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Zurich

    Education

    lic. iur. HSG Law, University of St. Gallen
    Executive Master of European and International Business Law M.B.L., University of St. Gallen

  • Thomas Bernard

    Role

    Member of the Board MainFirst Holding AG
    Member of the Supervisory Board MainFirst Bank AG

    Professional experience

    Board of Directors, Haron Holding AG, Wollerau (Switzerland)
    Managing Director, ETHENEA Independent Investors (Schweiz) AG, Wollerau (Switzerland)
    CEO, ETHENEA Independent Investors S.A., Munsbach (Luxembourg)

    Various positions as Asset Manager/Fund Manager and Securities Trader, among others. at LBBW Luxembourg S.A., LRI Invest S.A., Landesbank Rheinland-Pfalz Int. S.A., all in Luxembourg

    Education

    Diploma in Business Administration (University of Applied Science), University of Trier
    Certified EFFAS Financial Analyst, German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management

  • Udo Schaeberle

    Role

    Member of the Supervisory Board MainFirst Bank AG

    Professional experience

    Partner and CEO, d-tail Family Office AG, Wollerau, Switzerland
    Member of the Executive Board, BHF-Bank (Schweiz) AG, Zurich, Switzerland

    Education

    Co-operative Banking Administrator, Geno Academy Stuttgart-Hohenheim
    Banking Specialist (Bankfachwirt) CCI, CCI Region Stuttgart

Board of Directors MainFirst Holding AG
  • Luca Pesarini – Chairman

    Role

    Chairman of the Board MainFirst Holding AG

    Professional experience

    Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ethenea Independent Investors S.A.
    Member of the Management Board, Bank Julius Baer (Deutschland) AG

    Education

    Diplomkaufmann, Mannheim University

  • Ebrahim Attarzadeh

    Role

    Head of Equities
    Member of the Board MainFirst Schweiz AG
    Member of the Board MainFirst Holding AG

    Professional experience

    European Equity Sales Trading, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt 
    Structured Derivatives Sales, Deutsche Bank

    Education

    Master of Science in Economics, University of Heidelberg

  • Thomas Bernard

    Role

    Member of the Board MainFirst Holding AG
    Member of the Supervisory Board MainFirst Bank AG

    Professional experience

    Board of Directors, Haron Holding AG, Wollerau (Switzerland)
    Managing Director, ETHENEA Independent Investors (Schweiz) AG, Wollerau (Switzerland)
    CEO, ETHENEA Independent Investors S.A., Munsbach (Luxembourg)

    Various positions as Asset Manager/Fund Manager and Securities Trader, among others. at LBBW Luxembourg S.A., LRI Invest S.A., Landesbank Rheinland-Pfalz Int. S.A., all in Luxembourg

    Education

    Diploma in Business Administration (University of Applied Science), University of Trier
    Certified EFFAS Financial Analyst, German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management

  • Oliver Haseley

    Role

    Managing Director MainFirst Affiliated Fund Managers (Deutschland) GmbH
    Member of the Board MainFirst Holding AG
    Member of the Board MainFirst Affiliated Fund Managers (Switzerland) AG
    Member of the Board MainFirst Affiliated Fund Managers S.A.

    Professional experience

    Co-Founder of MainFirst
    Deputy Head of Equities, Julius Baer, Frankfurt
    Head of Equity Trading, Dresdner Bank, Berlin

  • Josiane Jennes

    Role

    Member of the Board MainFirst Holding AG

Corporate Values

Our mission is to help our clients obtain superior returns. Building an outstanding firm with exceptional individuals will enable us to achieve this goal.
Our success can only be measured in terms of the success of our clients. Our core values are predicated on the following:

1. Integrity

We act with respect, integrity and transparency towards each other and our stakeholders.
We set ourselves high ethical standards, both as individuals and as a firm, and hold ourselves accountable for our behaviour and our performance.

2. Client focus

Our clients come first. We always strive for best-in-class products and services for each client and to consistently deliver on the promises we make to our clients.

3. Excellence

We aim to attract, develop and retain outstanding individuals who are committed to the pursuit of excellence across all product and service areas. We are ideas-driven – we encourage strong ideas which will make a difference for our clients.

4. Teamwork

Our clients benefit from our knowledge-sharing, collaborative and meritocratic work ethic.
We foster open communication, non-hierarchical dialogue and honest, constructive feedback.

5. Entrepreneurship

We maintain a deep sense of ownership and responsibility for our work and our workplace.
We treat the firm’s resources as our own. We continue to challenge the status quo.

By living according to our values, we create and maintain a firm that is able to deliver exceptional value to all our clients and stakeholders. We strive to work in an environment that we love and feel passionate about.

Mainfirst Charity

Since establishment of MainFirst Group in 2001, we - the employees and partners – are providing significant financial support for social projects, thus contributing to a sustainable society. We believe that business today should increasingly assume social responsibility and support social entrepreneurship.

When selecting social projects, we focus on three areas: promotion of socially disadvantaged children and young people, combating and alleviating incurable diseases and a general improvement of the situation of people in distress.
MainFirst Charity has an international perspective and is in close contact with all our international locations in the identification of relevant projects.

To generate the appropriate resources, we launched the so-called "Main First Charity Day", which takes place every year - all the revenue which is generated on this day in our equity brokerage fully goes to the charitable organisation MainFirst Charity gGmbH, which is administered by volunteers of MainFirst.
The charity is in constant dialogue with social organisations, selects projects and then realizes the corresponding donations; often over several years. Over the past 11 years we have supported many important projects with more than € 2.5 million.

Locations

Frankfurt

MAINFIRST BANK AG
Kennedyallee 76
60596 Frankfurt am Main

MAINFIRST AFFILIATED FUND MANAGERS (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
Kennedyallee 76
60596 Frankfurt am Main

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London

MAINFIRST BANK AG
151 Shaftesbury Avenue
London WC2H 8AL

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Luxembourg

MAINFIRST AFFILIATED FUND MANAGERS S.A.
16, rue Gabriel Lippmann
5365 Munsbach

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Milan

MAINFIRST BANK AG
Via Ugo Foscolo 8
20121 Milano

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Munich

MAINFIRST BANK AG 
Maffeistrasse 4
80333 Munich

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New York

MAINFIRST SECURITIES US INC.
747 Third Avenue, 35th Floor
New York, NY 10017

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Paris

MAINFIRST BANK AG
80 Avenue de la Grande Armée
75017 Paris

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Zurich

MAINFIRST SCHWEIZ AG
Gartenstrasse 32 
8002 Zurich

MAINFIRST AFFILIATED FUND MANAGERS (SWITZERLAND) AG
Gartenstrasse 32 
8002 Zurich

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