Our Partners

We have partnered with these organisations in order to enrich the experience we can provide to our audience and markets


Bdifferent is a specialist financial services market research company. We work closely with them to understand how fund selectors make their investment decisions and with whom. This knowledge is important for us as a media owner so that we can constantly evolve our products to serve the information needs of our audience. It is also of great interest and importance to our customers, the asset management companies, who need to know how best to serve their customers and how buying decisions vary from one market to another. Bdifferent provide the answers to these questions and much more.

To see the full details of this opportunity please ask us or contact Kim Bell at kim.bell@bdifferent.com or by phone 01293 601 901.


In 2016 Open Door Media signed a cooperation agreement with SharingAlpha to facilitate publishing of ratings data on funds and providers, and most popular funds and providers as allocated in virtual funds of funds – identified through SharingAlpha’s user generated fund ratings platform.

SharingAlpha has recently become the largest fund rating agency in the world in terms of the number of fund selectors that contribute their views on collective investment vehicles. The Financial Times described SharingAlpha as ‘Morningstar meets TripAdvisor’, which nicely summarises what the platform does and how it works.

The agreement means that Open Door Media is able to present the data on its websites – such as www.investmenteurope.net – to benefit professional fund buyers who are looking to benchmark funds and providers on the basis of peer selection. They are also able to benchmark their own performances as fund buyers against industry peers. A list of top ranked fund selectors and asset allocators is also published regularly as part of the agreement.

At Open Door Media we are excited about this agreement as it brings unique content to our products and further embeds our brands in the communities that they serve. For more information please contact Oren Kaplan, CEO and co-founder of SharingAlpha, at oren.kaplan@sharingalpha.com.

Data Providers


Our partnership with FE started with the launch of InvestmentEurope, and involves access to fund performance data that allows publication of regular analysis of funds available in discrete European fund markets. The data also references FE’s Crown Ratings, which applies a methodology for finding consistent risk-adjusted returns from collective investments.

Data supplied by Morningstar

Morningstar data is used to identify funds that perform well and are available in different markets – including reference the Morningstar Rating, the Morningstar Analyst Rating and the Morningstar Sustainability Rating. Data tables on mutual funds and ETFs are published in International Investment, while Morningstar data and analysis facilitates the annual International Fund and Product Awards, hosted by International Investment.

Thomson Reuters Lipper

Our partnership with Thomson Reuters Lipper extends to projects including the InvestmentEurope Fund Manager of the Year Awards, which highlight the best cross-border funds available to fund selectors across Europe. InvestmentEurope’s website features regular publication of the views of Lipper’s European and UK & Ireland research heads. The InvestmentEurope magazine also regularly publishes a top-50 list of fund returns from the Lipper global database.