If you only look at a fixed benchmark, there is no way you will able to achieve alpha, or outperformance. Our portfolio managers deliberately expand their horizons. Their mandate is to pursue their own investment styles, develop individual investment strategies and implement them systematically, even in volatile environments. They are experienced experts with a flair for sensing market developments. Carrying out bottom-up analyses based on fundamental data gives us a knowledge advantage. We pay particular attention to long-term developments in structural trends. Our teams also have the best possible networks at their fingertips. This allows us to manage our funds actively and prepare the ground for interesting investment opportunities and higher potential returns.
MainFirst fixed-income funds
Our investment portfolio in the fixed-income fund asset class comprises MainFirst Emerging Markets Corporate Bond Fund Balanced and MainFirst Emerging Markets Credit Opportunities Fund. Our approach to these securities focuses on contrarian investing in second-tier corporate bonds in emerging and frontier markets that offer considerable potential returns. Bond credit ratings are reviewed in detail. Securities from promising emerging markets also allow for continuous outperformance based on stringent risk management.
MainFirst equity funds
With our MainFirst Euro Value Stars, MainFirst Germany Fund, MainFirst Global Dividend Stars, MainFirst Global Equities Fund, MainFirst Global Equities Unconstrained Fund and MainFirst Top European Ideas Fund, we offer our clients attractive investment opportunities in the equity fund asset class. Actively managed stocks, benchmark-unaware investment styles and in-depth market knowledge – alpha is also the focal point for our equity funds.
MainFirst mixed funds
Risk optimisation through diversification. By making global investments in different asset classes – equities, bonds, currencies and commodities – we can lay the foundation for positive returns in the long term. MainFirst Absolute Return Multi Asset and MainFirst Contrarian Opportunities open interesting investment opportunities in the mixed fund asset class up to our clients. The latter is a liquid alternatives fund that mainly uses derivatives to enter into both long and short positions in the individual asset classes.