MainFirst is a European financial services firm, specialising in equity brokerage and equity capital markets.
In equity brokerage we cover c. 350 predominantly European companies (targeting 450 stocks by the end of 2019) 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.
Our locations are Frankfurt, London, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris and Zurich.
We are successful thanks to the high level of competence, integrity and dedication of our about 160 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 and, of course - in our own independence.
Our research team follows more than 440 predominantely European stocks, with a particular focus on Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy. More than 50 sales and sales trading professionals serve over 450 leading international investors.
Our knowledge of equity capital markets builds on our leading presence in the capital markets, our direct understanding of international investors, as well as extensive transaction experience.
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.