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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UBS Evidence Lab Reorganizes

UBS Evidence Lab Innovations, the bank’s extensive alternative data and market research operations, is being restructured, according to an internal memo reported by Bloomberg.  Part of the unit will be ...
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IRP CrossBorder Capital Grew Revenues 30% in 2021

CrossBorder Capital, a London-based independent research firm focused on capital flows, has grown its revenues by 67% since the onset of MiFID II by expanding beyond research into fund management ...
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After Modest 2020 Results Capital Economics Shakes Up Management

Capital Economics, a leading London-based economics research firm, suffered flat revenues and declining profits in 2020, according to regulatory filings.  The firm has changed its management team, hiring a new ...

Expert Network Raises £8.8 million

Cambridge UK startup, an expert network which uses artificial intelligence to source experts, closed a £8.8 million ($12 million) investment round as it seeks to expand its coverage beyond ...

AI Search Engine AlphaSense Raises $180 Million

Viking Global and Goldman Sachs were the lead investors in an oversubscribed Series C financing round for AlphaSense, a specialized search engine targeted to the financial and corporate sectors. Besides ...
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ESG Data Firm Util Slams ESG Funds

Funds purporting to focus on ESG investments differ only marginally from non-ESG funds, according to a recent study released by ESG data firm Util.  Moreover, investments made by ESG funds ...
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Expert Network AlphaSights Grew By 33% in 2020

London-based expert network AlphaSights grew over 30% in 2020 even as its revenues surpassed $260 million, according to its latest regulatory filings.  The firm appears to have bought out its ...

ESG Data Firm Arabesque Launches AI-Powered Portfolio Management Tool

London-based Arabesque, which is both an asset manager and an ESG data provider, released new artificial intelligence software designed to replicate a portfolio manager’s investment process.  The firm is using ...
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ESG Data Provider OWL Analytics Focuses on Wealth Management Channel

OWL Analytics, an ESG data provider that uses alternative data, has been partnering with firms active with wealth managers as it seeks to differentiate itself. Santa Monica-based OWL Analytics licensed ...

SEC Makes First Enforcement Action Against Alternative Data Firm

The US Securities and Exchange Commission fined leading alternative data firm App Annie $10 million for securities fraud, making it crystal clear that the US regulator is scrutinizing the alternative ...
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