History

MainStreet Partners has history of innovation by pushing the boundaries of sustainable investing to new strategies and solutions without compromising its mission to combine social, environmental and financial results. The company is also involved in various industry groups, including the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment, the MSCI Thought Leaders Council on Impact Investing and a member of the Green Bond Principles.

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2008

The Origins

The idea for MainStreet Partners was born on a biking trip across South America. Witnessing the region’s poverty and lack of development prompted Rodolfo Fracassi and Andrea Carati to think if there was a better use of their asset management experience. Once back to Europe in the summer of 2008, they founded MainStreet Partners as an investment company dedicated to impact and sustainable investments.

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2010

First Micro-SME finance FoFs

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2011

London Office

Building on the successful first three years, in 2011 MainStreet Partners evolved into a regulated investment company and opened its London office.

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2012

First UCITs Green and Thematic bonds fund

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2015

Global balanced impact fund for an asset manager

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2016

Fund invested in publicly traded financial institutions that serve MSMEs in developing countries

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2017

Global balanced discretionary portfolios in sustainable funds and direct investments for a Private Bank

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2018

Dedicated ESG analytics and bespoke portfolios for a private bank

Healthy Living fund for an asset manager

Sustainable multi-asset discretionary accounts for multiple family offices

 

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2019

UN SDGs Life Insurance portfolios for an Insurance

Full suite ESG service for an Asset Manager

Dedicated SDG analytics for a family office

Sustainable urbanisation fund for an asset manager

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2020

Energy Transition stocks’ universe for a Certificate of an Investment Bank

Portfolio Risk Intelligence and Sustainable Metrics for two Foundations

ESG model portfolios for a Financial Advisors’ network

Green SDGs-aligned Transition investment universe for an asset manager