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.

100% owned by the management team

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Chris Chancellor

Market specialists covering eight European countries

Blink and you miss it

A strong flow picture for long-term mutual funds in April provided welcome relief for international managers following a dip into the red in March. But in truth there wasn't a huge amount going on beneath the surface, with the same trends firmly in place. Bonds were on …

Cross-border, Market Focus

Between scepticism and profit-taking

The upcoming European elections, the Sword of Damocles still hanging over the trade negotiations between the US and China, and concerns about high market valuations convinced many investors to cash in part of the impressive rebound experienced by global stock markets, which by April had recovered from the …

Italy, Market Focus

Mayhem in May

Despite booming stock markets, there was no change in French fundamentals in April. Mixed asset and equity funds continued to flounder in the red, while cash, bond and property funds were in the black. Several factors have converged to subdue investor sentiment, the worst being the lengthy gilets-jaunes …

France, Market Focus

The calm before the storm

April was the best month for net fund sales in Austria since January 2018, though results across different asset classes were mixed. The main reasons for the good news were solid net sales of mixed asset funds and a significant drop in redemptions from bond funds. Continuing …

Austria, Market Focus

What a month for Switzerland!

Swiss long-term funds took the gold medal from all other domestic markets in April with €1.7bn in total net sales. Switzerland also registered the regions' strongest domestic bond flows of nearly €2bn, twice the volume of its closest rival. Mixed asset funds were also back on form after …

Market Focus, Switzerland

Appetite for property drives sales

The second quarter started with unspectacular, yet solid sales, highlighted by another strong month for property investments. The industry again relied on the persistency of three bestselling categories – real estate mixed assets and equities – to secure a top ranking among European markets. Bonds, however, remained in …

Germany, Market Focus

Spring sales pick-up

Having ended the first quarter in the red, domestic fund sales got off to a decent start in the second quarter. April’s improved net haul for long-term funds was the highest in more than a year. With bonds continuing to collect most of the spoils though, local investors’ …

Market Focus, Spain

Back to equities – big time

Global stock markets boomed and Swedish investors returned en masse to equity funds, showing a preference for plain vanilla products and trackers and global, Nordic, European and Swedish equity funds rocketed. However, net flows were also heavily coloured by movements within the premium pension where new rules …

Market Focus, Sweden

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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