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

Squeezed on all fronts

After a narrowly positive showing in August, overall net flows in the cross-border arena reversed sharply into the red in September, sales weakness spanning both the long-term and money-market spheres. Investor sentiment appeared to be coloured by a mixture of caution, taking stock and general reappraisal of portfolios …

Cross-border, Market Focus

Autumn woes

After the distraction of les grandes vacances, the French are quickly brought back down to earth with la Rentrée’s sizeable outgoings. September is a time for digging deep to meet back-to-school costs which run at an average of €760 per child, as well as third and final income-tax …

France, Market Focus

Property and equity keep their cool

Flows to property funds picked up notably in September, with the category leading overall sales. Equity funds remained buoyant, while investor support for mixed assets continued to slow. Net redemptions in fixed income funds accelerated sharply, leaving the asset class with a third-quarter tally deep in the red. …

Germany, Market Focus

Turning tides?

After over two years of uninterrupted positive net flows, the Italian fund industry seems to have taken a short break, posting losses of €158m in September. In large part it was bond funds that spoiled the party, sustaining withdrawals of €791m. It is still too early to quantify …

Italy, Market Focus

Elections – but no new government

September was election time in Sweden, but two months later the country is still waiting for a new government to be formed. Following the inconclusive results, the centre-right Alliance (143 seats in the parliament) ousted the sitting Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Löfven (whose red-green coalition has 144 …

Market Focus, Sweden

Back to old favourites?

After the relative inactivity of August, life duly returned to the domestic funds arena in September, though ultimately to negative net effect. With stock markets mainly turbulence free, the equity class provided one of the few sales positives. Equity thus stretched its year-to-date sales lead over mixed assets, …

Market Focus, Spain

No sign of light at the end of the tunnel

The third quarter brought little cheer for the Austrian fund industry, with net redemptions from domestic funds continuing for a fourth consecutive quarter. However, fortunes varied among individual management companies, depending on the mix of their assets under management. Worst affected were those heavily weighted towards bond funds, …

Austria, Market Focus

Swiss march to a different tune

So far this year total net fund flows in Switzerland – as in Europe as a whole – have been positive, with different asset classes contributing to a varying degree. Switzerland’s total year-to-date flows closely match those of France and Germany. However, while the Germans abandoned bonds, Swiss …

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.