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MainFirst –
Absolute Return Multi Asset

MainFirst Absolute Return Multi Asset is designed as a global mixed fund. It invests in equities, bonds, currencies and commodities on a global scale. These are selected using a fundamental approach (bottom-up and top-down analysis) with a focus on steady value growth. The fund also uses tactical risk optimisation. The aim is to achieve long-term, positive returns above the 5% mark with a moderate level of risk.

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MainFirst –
Absolute Return Multi Asset

MainFirst Absolute Return Multi Asset is designed as a global mixed fund. It invests in equities, bonds, currencies and commodities on a global scale. These are selected using a fundamental approach (bottom-up and top-down analysis) with a focus on steady value growth. The fund also uses tactical risk optimisation. The aim is to achieve long-term, positive returns above the 5% mark with a moderate level of risk.

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MainFirst – Absolute Return Multi Asset

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More about the fund

The MainFirst Absolute Return Multi Asset is a globally investing mixed fund with the objective of generating a long-term positive return above 5% at an appropriate level of risk. The fund uses a broadly diversified portfolio of equities, bonds, currencies and commodities on a global basis. Up to 50% of the fund assets may be invested in equities.

The fund focuses on promising investment themes such as digitalization, automation and decarbonization. Individual stocks are selected on a fundamental basis with a focus on structural growth trends and steady capital appreciation. The fund has already received several awards for its performance.

The stock selection follows a long-term theme-based approach, focusing on structurally growing future themes such as mobile internet, Industry 4.0 and global brands. The focus is always on the attractiveness of the risk-return profile. At the same time, the absolute risk of loss is continuously monitored and controlled by means of quantitative and qualitative risk analyses. The equity and currency exposure can also be hedged using futures.

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

UNPRI

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 Absolute Return Multi Asset 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 Absolute Return Multi Asset aims to achieve a medium or better ESG risk profile on average. For this score we use the analyses of the external rating agency Sustainalytics.

GLOBAL STANDARDS

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.

MORNINGSTAR sustainability RATING

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

Climate impact   

Our goal is to create verifiable transparency with science-based climate impact analyses. Together with the climatrics provider right. based on science GmbH, the economic and ecological aspects of decarbonisation are combined in a tangible and meaningful degree figure for this purpose.
With a view to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, right. based on science calculates the contribution of the portfolio and the benchmark to climate change (global warming).
Accordingly, the MainFirst Absolute Return Multi Asset contributes 0.7 °C (as of 01.01.2021) less to global warming than the MSCI World Index and thus confirms its ecological claim.

ESG LABEL

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.

In addition, the fund was awarded the "LuxFlag ESG Label" quality label of the independent and international labelling agency for sustainable investment funds Luxembourg Finance Labeling Agency.

FNG Sustainability Profile

The FNG Sustainability Profile provides 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