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

Swiss avoid risk in May

Following reasonable sales in April, total outflows of €400m in May were recorded under skies clouded by what seemed to be a trade war of attrition between China and the US. Strained relations with Mexico added to anxieties and all this did not bode well for risky assets. …

Market Focus, Switzerland

Relying on bonds

Escalating fears of a trade war between the US and China was May's key market mover, with stock markets bearing the brunt. As a result, domestic equity funds recorded losses of €1.4bn, and mixed assets funds suffered in tandem, with redemptions of €793m. On the plus side, a …

Italy, Market Focus

A temporary reprieve

The UK funds industry has been rocked by the suspension of the Woodford Equity Income fund at the beginning of June. The fund was forced to close its doors after it was unable to dispose of its illiquid and unquoted investments fast enough to cover mounting withdrawals. …

Market Focus, UK

Downward spiralling action

May turned out to be a month with plenty of mainly institutional activity. Not only did changes within the premium pension scheme (PPM)give rise to a large shift from mixed assets into equity funds, but PPM also boosted the fund industry with its annual investments of rebates and …

Market Focus, Sweden

Tepid local sales

Having underscored in April their recent low-key improvement, overall net domestic sales at headline level slipped back a little in May, but broadly held up. With local mainstream investors still largely risk-averse, bond was once again the bestselling asset class, followed by money market. As stock indices generally …

Market Focus, Spain

Fund sales gain momentum

May sales were buoyant spearheaded by flows to open-ended property funds and bonds. For the first time this year equities filed a month-end in the red when investors began to take profits and reduce their holdings at the beginning of the month. Mixed assets, enhanced money market and …

Germany, Market Focus

Light at the end of the tunnel?

Living in a world of uncertainty has become the norm, but it’s not something the French find very easy. Stock markets around the world have soared since the start of the year in spite of global geopolitical uncertainty and most investors have learned to live with it… apart …

France, Market Focus

Sell in May?

Despite the downfall of Austria’s governing coalition towards the end of the month, the reversal in fund flows in May appears to have been mainly due to investment factors rather than political considerations. The outflows, following two months of positive net sales for the fund industry, were primarily …

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.