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:


SEC to Kick Can Further Down the Road

The US Securities and Exchange Commission reportedly is considering extending its current ‘no action’ relief for cash payments to US brokers as investment banks have intensified their lobbying. The Security ...
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Second Quarter 2019 Bellwether Research Valuations Expand Further

According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates[1], the international M&A advisor, average valuations in the second quarter of 2019 for large publicly traded research and ...

Redburn Receives Capital Infusion from Rothschild, Evoking Evercore’s Purchase of ISI

Redburn, one of Europe’s largest independent research providers, received a “significant minority investment” from merchant bank Rothschild & Co.  The move emulates Evercore’s acquisition of ISI in 2014. As part ...

Liquidnet: European Buy-side Embracing AI and Alternative Data

European asset managers see technology as the biggest disruptor of the industry, according to a recent Liquidnet survey.  As most respondents claimed to be implementing alternative data and some form ...

US Congress Proposes MiFID II Study

If the US Securities and Exchange Commission had any inclination to harmonize its rules with MiFID II, pending US legislation would preempt it.  A new law which passed the US ...

Smartkarma Receives Investment from SGX, Launches Research Incubator in Singapore

Research distribution platform Smartkarma announced it received a ‘strategic investment’ from Singapore Exchange (SGX) as it prepares to officially launch a corporate access product.  It also opened in Singapore a program ...
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Alternative Data Platform DataMonster Beefs Up Data Discovery

Adaptive Management launched a new capability for its DataMonster platform designed to source and trial new data vendors.  The new service will likely accelerate the number of vendors available through ...

BNP Paribas Outsourcing Most Asian Stock Research to Morningstar

While negotiating to assume Deutsche Bank’s prime brokerage and electronic trading businesses, BNP Paribas is downsizing its Asian research.  Morningstar will provide exclusive research to BNP for 150 Asian stocks ...

Deutsche Bank To Dump Equities, Retain Some Research

As part of a major strategic shift toward corporate clients, Deutsche Bank will exit its equities sales & trading business, while retaining a equity capital markets operation.  It has a ...

Geolocation Data Firm Cuebiq Launches New Privacy Compliance Solution

As privacy regulations increasingly tighten, alternative data firm Cuebiq which specializes in geolocation data introduced a blockchain driven capability which verifies consumer consent to data collection.  Although mainly targeted to ...
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