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

Down, but not out

UK fund sales this year were never going to match 2017’s record inflows, when sales were boosted by special factors and pent-up demand. So while new business of €2.6bn in the first half of 2018 looks anaemic in comparison, it was still relatively healthy bearing in mind the …

Market Focus, UK

When the going gets tough…

…the Swiss get going. In spite of the lacklustre performance of European equity markets in the first half of the year, lingering threats of interest rate rises, and raging anxieties about trade wars, the Swiss market proved resilient. H1 brought robust inflows, which, when extrapolated, could top 2017's …

Market Focus, Switzerland

Slow but steady

Net sales were flat in June but there was still plenty of underlying activity of note as Swedish investors opted for safety in preparation for their summer break. There was a clear shift from equity and hedge funds into Swedish krona bond and money market funds. On a …

Market Focus, Sweden

Limping to the halfway mark

After a buoyant start to the year, the domestic industry subsequently found the going tougher on the sales front as markets became volatile from February onwards. Hence the glaring contrast between overall headline net flows in the first and second quarters (respectively, in long-term funds: €3.7bn and €249m). …

Market Focus, Spain

Global troubles trump Italian issues

Local investors seem to have been more influenced by international events than the whims of Italy's new government and corresponding concerns about the country's fiscal discipline. Indeed, retail investors seem to have viewed the turmoil in local treasury bonds (BTPs) as a cue to buy them. The prospect …

Italy, Market Focus

Mixed and equity funds lead for a strong first half

Germany’s fund industry registered another weak month in June. Investors continued to support mixed assets and equity funds but flows to these two asset classes slowed. Bonds remained out of favour, while investors also parted ways with money market funds. Still, a bout of unusually buoyant sales in …

Germany, Market Focus

Here comes the sun

It’s been a torrid time for the French market. Volatile stock markets have made investors nervous, and the pace and scope of reform has unsettled the country further. Extreme weather conditions have also featured strongly this year with torrential floods earlier in 2018 followed by the current heatwave. …

France, Market Focus

When bond funds sneeze, Austrian managers catch a cold

The good news for Austrian fund managers is that although the industry ended the half year in the red, monthly net redemptions fell steadily in the second quarter. Nevertheless, with total redemptions already approaching the full-year withdrawal figure seen in 2017, it could still turn out to be …

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.