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

A perfect storm

The cards are stacked against UK fund managers at the moment. Not only are they suffering from the uncertainties caused by Brexit but investor confidence is also being shaken by concerns about a global trade war. Sell-offs in global markets led to a month of record outflows from …

Market Focus, UK

Swiss go against the European grain

October saw investors across Europe flee long-term asset categories in impressive numbers, resulting in the biggest net outflows since 2008. But not in Switzerland; local funds managed to register modest but positive inflows. In line with the rest of Europe, however, the Swiss took money out of fixed …

Market Focus, Switzerland

Opting for liquidity

Plummeting global markets spurred Swedish investors to abandon equities in order to crystallise past years' gains or limit losses from hard-hit tech funds. October's wave of equity redemptions was, though, accompanied by support for short-term Swedish assets and, in particular, money market funds. This was the largest shift …

Market Focus, Sweden

Plot thickens as flows thin

After the relative calm of the previous month, October’s renewed outbreak of widespread market turbulence highlighted the persisting complications of the current investment environment. Net domestic headline fund sales were in the red for a second successive month, although, surprisingly, equity funds remained reasonably firm. Elsewhere, though, risk-off …

Market Focus, Spain

It could be worse…

October's washout on US stock markets – the last bastion of the bulls – triggered a generalised sell-off of stock and bond indices around the world. Italy was no exception – the long-term fund industry suffered outflows of over €1.7bn, chiefly on the mixed asset side. Bond and …

Italy, Market Focus

Swimming to safety

In a month that saw funds across Europe ravaged by redemptions, the German market was surprisingly resilient. October still marked a year low for fund flows, but long-term products managed to stay out of the red, if only just. With global markets churning, investors swam towards the safer …

Germany, Market Focus

France’s winter of discontent

October's flows were as expected – sizeable total inflows, mainly because of France’s liquidity cycle – but, when viewed through the lens of current domestic problems, signalled yet more doom and gloom to come. Money market funds saw net sales of €15bn but, as stock markets contracted, long-term …

France, Market Focus

No end-of-year cheer

It is a bleak time for fund managers in Austria, as in much of the rest of Europe. Net redemptions from domestic funds in October reached their highest level for seven years. Outflows were driven mainly by withdrawals from bond funds as fears about the prospect of interest …

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.

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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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