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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Europe Re-bundles Small and Mid-Cap Research

The European Parliament passed legislation allowing investment firms to pay for small and mid-cap research using client commissions, as part of a larger Covid-19 relief package.  The move further isolates ...
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Gerson Lehrman Boosts Hiring in Asia

Leading expert network GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) is aggressively expanding its presence in Asia as European hiring levels wane.  Business development positions have also surged, suggesting that GLG is seeking ...

Alternative Data Firm Suburbia Bites the Dust

Amsterdam-based, a vendor of European point-of-sale (POS) data, has shuttered as its staff left for other jobs and its CEO accepted a position with Nasdaq’s Quandl. Suburbia’s founder and ...

Cowen’s Kyber Alt Data Unit Gets Boost From New Capital and New Hires

After completing a $10 million capital raise, Cowen’s Kyber Data Science subsidiary hired five senior staff to run the newly invigorated unit.  The firm is betting heavily on a newly ...
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Expert Network Third Bridge Pulls Back Recruiting

As revenue growth has slowed for prominent expert network Third Bridge, so too has recruiting, based on our latest analysis of the firm’s open positions.  The firm’s research product, previously ...

Sentieo Changes CEO After Downsizing Staff

Sentieo co-founder Alap Shah stepped down as CEO, promoting COO David Lichtblau to the position, following a reduction in staff beginning last fall, as indicated by a decline in LinkedIn ...

JP Morgan Begins Distributing Third-Party Data, Licensing ESG Data from RepRisk

As if the data distribution space were not crowded enough already, here come the bulge banks.  JP Morgan, with one of the top three equities franchises, added RepRisk ESG data ...

Moody’s Invests in Another Chinese ESG Firm

Moody’s participated in a funding round for Hong Kong-based MioTech which uses artificial intelligence to collect ESG data on over 800,000 public and private Chinese companies.  MioTech is the third ...
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Q3 Bulge Equities Results: UBS and Barclays Surge While Credit Suisse Falters

Non-US banks posted improved equities revenues despite a weak performance from Credit Suisse, which underwent a major reorganization.  Barclays continued its momentum from last quarter, once again besting Citi’s equities ...

Why Artificial Intelligence is Tough to Manage, But Can be Worth it for Expert Networks

The following is a Q&A with Graham Mills, co-founder of Cambridge UK start-up, an expert network specializing in the healthcare/life sciences sector which uses artificial intelligence to source experts. SB: ...
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