What’s inside Fund Radar?

The Fund Radar toolkit includes data, reports, analysis and opinion in formats engineered for tacticians, strategists and time-poor senior executives. Below is a selection of our power tools.


First Sight and
Second Sight reports

Bringing together the latest data with cutting-edge analysis and commentary on both domestic and cross-border markets, these reports reveal market signals and trends that asset managers need to inform and guide business planning. First Sight outlines the sales headlines three weeks after month’s end, and is powered by data from Morningstar Direct. Second Sight delivers a much deeper exploration of monthly, quarterly, or annual fund flows and industry developments. The report analyses data from Broadridge FundFile and Fund Buyer Focus, and is published six weeks after month’s end.

Executive snapshot & monthly infographic

We know that time is a precious commodity. That’s why, every month, we create an executive summary and infographic providing immediate insights into the most important activity of the period.


Net sales history of active long-term funds (€m)

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Core data

Keeping you up to date with all the major sales and asset gathering activity at cross-border and local-market level, core data provides a clear snapshot of sales across Europe. The data is integrated into our reports but is also available online in a standalone format for Fund Radar subscribers.


Join live updates or listen to recorded broadcasts at a time that suits you for short, sharp quarterly updates and topical discussions from our panel of industry experts.


The fast track to building and
sustaining in-depth market knowledge

The Fund Radar team does the heavy lifting for you. We gather and analyse data and provide actionable advice to free up your resources to respond to market developments and opportunities.

Market coverage

Success in Europe comes from local focus. Fund Radar has the depth of local market coverage that most pan-European commentary ignores.

  • Cross-border
  • Austria
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • UK


Combining country and subject-matter expertise, Fund Radar transmits forward-looking opinion to help shape asset managers’ thinking in key areas:

  • Competition
  • Distribution
  • European trends and forecasting
  • Product
  • Regulation

The content you want, wherever you are

Whether you are on the move or in the office, Fund Radar travels with you, providing access to all data and analysis on mobile and desktop devices.

Independent thinking

Each member of our management team has more than 25 years' experience of delivering forward- thinking research and guidance to asset managers and industry bodies. This has helped attract and assemble a unique team of journalists, local market and functional specialists to provide clients with independent and authoritative thinking to challenge or validate in-house decisions.

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Rodney Williams


Diana Mackay


Mauro Baratta


Chris Chancellor

Market specialists covering eight European countries

Positive but in retreat

UK investors remained positive in February despite global volatility and the slump in the UK stock market. However, retail and institutional investors appear to have been travelling in somewhat different directions. Both Broadridge and Investment Association (IA) data showed net investment in funds. But while Broadridge’s wider data …

Market Focus, UK

Swiss stay on course

As a result of stock-market turbulence during the month, Swiss fund assets fell by about €5bn. Net inflows continued, but they were much lower compared with January. The biggest share of new money went into bond funds, indicating that investors are becoming more cautious. Renewed inflows into property …

Market Focus, Switzerland

Slowing down with the stock markets

Plummeting stock markets led Swedish investors to shift from equities and mixed assets into safe-haven bond, money market and hedge funds. Long-term net sales stayed firmly in the black (€170m) but dropped to less than a third of the previous month’s booming figures (€649m). Overall, AUM fell by …

Market Focus, Sweden

Equity in the limelight

If the return of volatility made February a more testing month for fund investors, there was little obvious sign of any adverse impact on local fund-investor sentiment. For one thing, there was no panicked flight into safe-haven assets, nor any drop in the overall pace of net inflow …

Market Focus, Spain

Volatility strikes – but not too hard

Italy's domestic fund industry was not immune to the global market volatility at the beginning of February. Equity fund investors, already nervous ahead of looming national elections, redeemed €427m. However, bond funds were the weakest link, with fixed income sectors suffering losses of over €800m. The damage was …

Italy, Market Focus

Keep calm and buy the dip

Germany registered yet another month of buoyant inflows, emerging as one of the bestselling markets across Europe in 2018. Investors continued to buy mixed assets products, but the month was notable for continuing strong sales of stock funds. As in January, there was good support for enhanced money …

Germany, Market Focus

On track for a great year?

Although stock markets corrected sharply in February, French investors kept their cool and poured €2.5bn into long-term funds, nearly half of which went into equity products, dwarfing the volumes directed to mixed asset and bond funds. The core sectors of France, Europe, Euroland and Japan, – with some …

France, Market Focus

A short but uncomfortable month

Austrians are nervous investors at the best of times; in February their confidence was clearly shaken by global market volatility and there were net withdrawals from funds. While these redemptions were nowhere near record levels, a fall in net sales of mixed asset funds and outflows from funds …

Austria, Market Focus

Stay ahead of the game

Providing strategists and tacticians with early identification of market threats and opportunities, Fund Radar helps clients achieve a competitive advantage with actionable insight to develop business across Europe.

Fund selector feedback

“I think that the low-interest-rate environment will have an effect in this regard, in that it should lead to the launch of products that suit the requirements of such a scenario. Other factors that could come into play would be the structural reforms in countries – Greece, for example – where such measures have yet to be effected, and the removal of political risk as a threat to market stability over the next few years.”

Drivers of change: Spain, Funds of funds management

Selectors citing regulation as top driver of industry change, by market


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Market forecasts

Our sales forecasts and predictions are reviewed and updated quarterly to give your strategic planning the leading edge in all weathers.


Trends analysis

To keep you up to speed with the ever-shifting European landscape, we track market and pan-industry trends and provide opinion and actionable insight. These include demand for product types, the impacts of forthcoming regulations, distributor views on industry drivers and the success of different fund business models.

Crack the code of European fund markets

Have access to all the latest forecasts and analysis on European fund movements, wherever you are.