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

Italian retail investors in wait-and-see mood

The political chaos that hit Italy in May had not yet properly surfaced when the month of April drew to an end. In this latest data month, investors showed a certain patience, observing rather than judging the Sisyphean task of building a stable Italian government. However, the domestic …

Italy, Market Focus

France’s summer of discontent

On the face of it, April was a good month for the French market. Every major asset class was in positive territory, while the ‘other’ cohort – a mixed bag of esoteric asset classes – recorded minor outflows of €30m. As well as the robust and cyclical money …

France, Market Focus

Investors hold back

UK investors decided to play it safe in April after watching global stock markets retreat in February and March. Having held their nerve in the first quarter, in April they turned tail and fled, plunging sales in the UK into the red for the first time this year, …

Market Focus, UK

Looking up

Swedish fund flows sped up as investors returned to the marketplace with renewed appetites – especially for Swedish-krona-denominated bonds. Equity funds also returned to the black, following two months in the doldrums. Here, the shift of assets into trackers continues unabated, but there are exceptions, such as Coeli …

Market Focus, Sweden

Tide turns, taking mixed and equity for a dip

Returning buoyancy in the local and other stock markets this month was not matched by any noticeable upswing in local investor mood nor, more pertinently, any upturn in domestic fund sales. On the contrary, overall net flows at headline level slid into the red for the first time …

Market Focus, Spain

Swiss take profits early

April inflows in Switzerland were positive, with the month marked by significant investments into property funds. Mixed and bond funds also generated some net inflows, but equities saw redemptions, despite the appeal of some core sectors. The Swiss were particularly keen to redeem European equities, selling these without …

Market Focus, Switzerland

Sales recover amidst cautious optimism

Driven by sales in mixed assets and equity funds, sales flows recovered from the slowdown of the previous month. However, investors remained cautious, which proved beneficial for enhanced money market funds. Flows to property slowed, meanwhile, and fixed income funds remained in the red despite improving sales. The …

Germany, Market Focus

Investors still feeling nervous

Despite the recovery in global stock markets in April, it was too little too late for Austrian investors, who still appear spooked by volatility in Q1. The most telling signs of investor negativity were not only the month's slightly higher overall industry redemptions, but the blanket approach of …

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.