European Fund Distribution

Our European Fund Distribution research consists of a series of reports that provide an overview of retail fund distribution and platforms in nine countries including the UK, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and Austria. We also look at the growing cross-border players.

The report reviews distribution in each market, profiles the major open architecture platforms and explores major trends on the continent – how MiFID II is being interpreted and implemented, the impact on third-party fund managers and distributors, growth potential in the direct-to-consumer channel and which platforms are rated highly by fund managers.

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Each quarter, subscribers to our research are invited to attend an analyst briefing in our offices to review the latest findings and to discuss trends and changes with peers.

The briefings provide an overview of the research findings but also provide additional insight behind the results.

“Platforum market reports are becoming increasingly invaluable, but equally are the Briefings provided in tandem. The D2C briefing gave us a quick march through the vital statistics of the report, followed by a well led discussion on both the facts and possible reasons for changing consumer trends.”

Rob Hudson

Head of Business Development (Direct)

Aberdeen Asset Management PLC