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.

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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.

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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.

Webcasts

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.

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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
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Themes

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
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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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Market specialists covering eight European countries

A great month for the French industry

June’s legislative elections confirmed President Macron’s mandate – and investor sentiment rocketed. Money that had been held back during the campaign season poured into the industry. As a result, it was a month of highs and near-highs for the French industry. It was the second-best month for long-term …

France, Market Focus

Funds of funds steal sales spotlight

As in the previous month, overall net headline domestic fund sales were flat in June, with inflow in long-term funds only marginally in the black. As in May, though, the lacklustre headline-sales performance this month contrasted with a strongly positive sales balance in the sphere of third-party funds …

Market Focus, Spain

Further flourishes

The Italian domestic industry has been in a buoyant mood so far this year, and local fund houses recorded net subscriptions of €16bn in the first half. Mixed asset funds, which have found a new driver of sales growth thanks to the PIR scheme, captured the bulk of …

Italy, Market Focus

Planning for the long term

Despite some headwinds, UK fund sales were buoyant in the first half of the year. Growing concerns about troubled Brexit negotiations, compounded by the uncertain outcome of the UK election, did not prevent investors buying for the long term. Much of the money coming into funds in recent …

Market Focus, UK

Rise of the Swiss sceptic

With total sales of €8bn for the first half of the year, Switzerland is the fifth-bestselling market in Europe. Bonds continued to be investors’ best friend, with fears of a rate-rise-induced hit to portfolios waning as a result of the well-controlled manner in which the US Fed has …

Market Focus, Switzerland

Half-time highs

As in the previous month, flows to mutual funds were driven by appetite for mixed assets and bonds. Net sales in equities turned positive, while open-ended real estate funds and the ‘other’ category registered a weaker month. First-half flows to long-only funds increased markedly against the previous year, …

Germany, Market Focus

Beautiful bonds, enchanting equities

June was another month of booming sales in the domestic funds arena, though the spoils were not evenly spread. All asset classes ended the month in the black but equity and bond were – overwhelmingly – the stars of the show. The overall theme was very …

Market Focus, Sweden

Austrians show share aversion

Despite this year's buoyant local share prices, Austrian investors have remained hard to convince of the merits of long-term investing. Although net fund sales in the second quarter were positive – unlike the previous two quarters – new business was insufficient to make up for earlier outflows, meaning …

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.

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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.

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