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

An unpromising start to the year as Brexit looms

Although the UK stock market made a modest recovery in January, the uncertainty of Brexit continued to undermine confidence. So, following on from a grim second half last year, fund managers faced another difficult month at the start of 2019, seeing net redemptions across the board. With derisking …

Market Focus, UK

Yet another great start to the year!

In January, with the SPI correcting upwards, along with most major indices, Swiss investors outshone their European counterparts. Long-term net sales rose to €2.8bn and were roughly divided between bonds and equity funds, with mixed assets back in favour after very modest sales in the prior three months. …

Market Focus, Switzerland

Swedes set sights on stocks

As the world’s stock markets recovered some of the December losses, Swedish investors returned en masse to equity funds and in particular to global and US products. But, despite the Swedish stock market joining the boom, investors continued to abandon large-cap Swedish equities. Meanwhile, net sales into bond …

Market Focus, Sweden

A paler shade of red

Despite the return to a generally more benign market environment in January, overall domestic fund sales this month remained firmly in the red. Furthermore, the sales pattern at asset-class level broadly mirrored that seen in the turbulent closing months of 2018, with the mixed category the main source …

Market Focus, Spain

Tough year ahead

The year started badly for the French market. After December’s large tax-driven outflows, January is usually home to large inflows. The size and extent of those inflows set the tone for the rest of the year, so the fact that all the major long-term asset classes were in …

France, Market Focus

Are the golden times gone?

For the first time since 2012, Italy's domestic fund industry started the new year with all long-term fund asset classes in the red, suffering outflows of over €1.4bn. The bulk of January's redemptions were to be found in the mixed asset space, which lost €726m. Meanwhile, the only …

Italy, Market Focus

Cautious optimism comes calling

Though investors parted with money market funds, January saw positive net sales in all the long-term asset classes. Caution still prevailed, however, and property funds emerged as the bestselling investment type by quite a long way. Bonds continued to recover, and sales in mixed assets and equities were …

Germany, Market Focus

Looking on the bright side

There were reasons for domestic fund managers in Austria to feel somewhat more cheerful at the start of the new year than at the end of the last. Even though long-term investment funds were still in outflow, industry redemptions in January were at their lowest level for six …

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.