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

Reasons to be cheerful!

If November’s cross-border sales are a gauge of the overall health of Europe’s fund industry, it may be deduced that international providers are recovering from a seasonal bout of flu. While redemptions were distressing, they were a significant improvement on the previous month. Outflows of €21bn from long-term …

Cross-border, Market Focus

Dark days for UK managers

As the days grew shorter, the outlook grew darker for UK fund managers. Fund redemptions continued to increase in November taking monthly outflows to an all-time record. Equity funds suffered the highest withdrawals fuelled by fears about global trade wars as well Brexit related concerns. Mixed asset funds …

Market Focus, UK

Returning to the European fold

November wasn’t an encouraging month for fund flows in Europe, and Swiss investors weren’t an exception. With nearly €2bn of outflows, the previous month's losses of some €100m appear innocent but still heralded the end-of-year trend. Withdrawals from money market funds accounted for around 50% of the total …

Market Focus, Switzerland

Swedish funds left out in the cold

For a third consecutive month the Swedish fund market ended in the red, though outflows were less severe than in October. Stock funds saw the largest fall in redemptions as the flight from equities narrowed. On the other hand, withdrawals spread to include bond funds, especially long-term Swedish …

Market Focus, Sweden

Reaching for the comfort blanket

Although markets generally recovered some poise this month after their October battering, there was no improvement in the overall sales picture. Headline net flows remained stuck in redemption, registering their biggest monthly deficit in the year to date. Nor was there any silver lining to the headline gloom, …

Market Focus, Spain

Dancing on the volcano

The Italian government's efforts to avoid a full on budget clash with the EU commission seemed to have been the major catalyst for investment decisions in November. To this end, investors snubbed the trade war rhetoric, Brexit deadlock and the hawkish Fed scenario, instead injecting €850m into the …

Italy, Market Focus

Investors surrender to market falls

Germany registered its first month-end in the red since December 2016 and the worst sales of long-term funds since July 2012. Outflows from bonds accelerated to their lowest point since 2015 while investors also abandoned equities, and mixed assets were caught in the cross-fire. A flight from risk …

Germany, Market Focus

The straw that broke the camel’s back

In November some stock markets began to recover but the French bourse continued to flounder, losing another 1.8% on top of its 7.3% October losses. It didn’t help that France has been rocked by violent nationwide ‘yellow jackets’ riots. This turbulent period put the wind up French investors …

France, 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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