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.

100% owned by the management team


Rodney Williams


Diana Mackay


Mauro Baratta


Chris Chancellor

Market specialists covering eight European countries

Slow train, but ready to pick up speed

The cross-border train continued to chug on through the holiday month of August, blowing its whistle to another period of robust inflows. It slowed somewhat, as is normal when European investors hop off to enjoy their vacation, but its pace remained considerably faster than equivalent periods in earlier …

Cross-border, Market Focus

Long-term commitment-phobes

Net domestic fund sales in Austria rose to their highest level for nearly a year in August. In other countries, it is usually the health of equity markets that has the biggest influence on fund flows but, in the Alpine republic, in spite of strong stock-market performance this …

Austria, Market Focus

The calm before the storm

With many families decamping to the country or the coast, working life is distinctly quieter in August. Despite this, fund investment didn’t suffer and net flows were strong across the board — total sales were €10.6bn, of which long-term sales accounted for a buoyant €2.8bn. The mixed asset, …

France, Market Focus

Fund market strong a decade on

The fund market registered yet another good month, driven by flows to fixed income and mixed assets funds. While equity enthusiasm went into freefall, investors supported classic and enhanced liquidity products. After two months of net redemptions the property category was back in the black, rounding up a …

Germany, Market Focus

Lack of oxygen at high altitude?

Escalating geopolitical risk, in conjunction with record equity and bond-market highs, seemed to weigh on the Italian domestic industry's positive momentum, with August registering net flows of €1.2bn. Mixed assets were responsible for the lion’s share, taking subscriptions of €1.1bn, while the equity category scraped a meagre €153m, …

Italy, Market Focus

Equity the high note in a low-key August

At headline level, equity headed the asset-class sales rankings for a second successive month, more than matching its July net intake. The margin of net flows improvement was, however, substantially bigger in the mixed asset class, which seemed poised to reassert its sales seniority over equity. At the …

Market Focus, Spain

Hitting the brakes?

New fund flows slowed down to a trickle in August, as net sales into bond funds dropped to a quarter of the previous month's, while mixed assets and hedge funds slipped into the red. Despite the slowdown, bond sales remain firmly in the black with sales higher than …

Market Focus, Sweden

Fire and fury

Having just hit record highs, equity markets languished at the beginning of August. Investors turned risk-off in response to mutual US and North Korean antagonsim, with President Trump threatening Pyongyang with 'fire and fury' if the rogue state steps further out of line. This new bout of geopolitical …

Market Focus, Switzerland

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.