Author Sanford Bragg

Sandy Bragg is a principal at Integrity Research Associates. He has over thirty years experience as an investment research professional. Prior to joining Integrity in 2006, he was an Executive Managing Director at Standard & Poors, managing S&P’s equity research business and fund information properties. Sandy has an MBA from New York University and BA from Williams College. Email:

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Gerson Lehrman Recruits Heavily Despite Pandemic

Leading expert network GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) is aggressively expanding despite dislocations from COVID-19, based on our analysis of open positions.  March 2020 new hires – 145 job openings -- ...

Earnest Research Keeps Expanding Despite Alternative Data Chill

Although the alternative data industry is in a period of contraction, consumer-oriented research firm Earnest Research continues to launch new products, the latest being coverage of the streaming media sector. ...
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Consumer Data Firm Ascential Targets Buy-side

Retail information company Ascential hired former Bloomberg alt data head Jeremy Baksht in January to lead its expansion further into the financial services segment.  Over the last few months, Baksht ...
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Coronavirus Fosters More Email Interactions as Brokers Struggle to Adapt to WFH

As the sell-side and buy-side work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, email interactions have increased by over 50%, according to research distributor Street Contxt.  At the same time, the ...

ESG Researcher RepRisk Relaunches Platform

Zurich-based ESG research firm RepRisk released a new version of its core platform as it seeks to stem the growing success of rival TruValue Labs.  The move is part of ...
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How Long will the Coronavirus Last?

Today we stray from our focus on the investment research industry to examine the trajectory and duration of the COVID-19 virus which is causing mayhem to economies and capital markets.  ...
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Tricumen: Research Cuts Improved 2019 Bulge Cash Equities Profitability

2019 investment bank cash equity revenues were even with the prior year while staff reductions -- concentrated on research staff -- improved profitability, according to Tricumen, a UK-based market intelligence ...

Integrity ResearchWatch Launches on FactSet

Integrity Research’s proprietary news and commentary service, ResearchWatch, which covers global investment research and alternative data activities, is now available as an optional service on FactSet.   We are offering FactSet ...

Established Boutique Buckingham Research Bites the Dust

Independent brokerage firm Buckingham Research Group is winding down through the end of next month, blaming a deteriorating environment for equity research.  However, we suspect the more immediate cause was ...
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IR Platform StreetReader Acquired by New Startup

StreetReader, an application that helps corporate executives stay on message, has been acquired by Seersite, a new social media venture that will focus on company and market commentary.  The founder ...
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