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

Guarded optimism

After a bumpy start to the month, the Swiss Market Index, along with other markets, rallied thereafter, gaining 1.4% by the end of October. Swiss investors, apparently trusting in the resilience of economic indicators, continued shopping for equities, topping European sales in this category with a healthy net …

Market Focus, Switzerland

Sales settle into positive mode

After the previous month's large-scale asset rotations, the domestic sales landscape had a more settled, while still broadly positive look in October. At headline asset-class level, equity took over from bond as the clear bestseller. Risk, though, was not entirely back on the menu for local fund investors. …

Market Focus, Spain

Packing a punch

As a bellwether for investor sentiment, cross-border flow activity in October indicates that the optimists have come home to roost. It was by far and away the best month this year for long-term mutual fund sales, eclipsing June's substantial haul by around €2bn, with the spoils shared more …

Cross-border, Market Focus

A bumper month

Despite an inconclusive election result in September, Austrian investors were feeling more confident at the start of Q4. So confident in fact, that net sales of local investment funds reached their highest monthly level for 13 years in October. This surge was the result of a revival …

Austria, Market Focus

A winter of discontent

The French fund industry sank deeper into the red in October, racking up net outflows of €1.5bn, making it the worst-performing market in Europe, after Brexit-battered Britain. The only investment areas to attract inflows were property (€195m) and cash - and funds of funds, which are excluded …

France, Market Focus

Slow start to the fourth quarter

In a widely institutional-driven market, October posted the lowest sales record so far this year. Flows to mixed assets and property investment remained buoyant, but heavy withdrawals from fixed income funds and enhanced and classic money markets funds pushed net sales below the €1bn mark. Actively-managed stock funds …

Germany, Market Focus

Bonds, from “leitmotiv” to locomotive

Following an initial stumble, stocks rallied in October thanks to some progress in US-China trade negotiations as well as a solid earnings season. An additional driver of sales was accommodative US monetary policy, with a further interest rate cut at month-end, which sent global yields lower and boosted …

Italy, Market Focus

Requiem for Swedish equities

October saw plenty of new money with net sales almost doubling from the previous month, although flows were very concentrated. Swedish investors flocked to Swedish krona bonds, short and long term, with flows centred on Handelsbanken, whose net sales largely outshone all other groups. On the down side, …

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.


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.