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