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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Boutique Bank Noble Capital Markets Tops Q4 2021 Buy Recommendation Performance

The top performing equity research buy recommendations for the three-year period ending December 31, 2021 came from Boca Raton-based investment bank Noble Capital Markets, according to performance information collected by ...

Geolocation Data Provider Raises $100 million

Israel-based Placer Labs, which markets geolocation data through, closed a $100 million Series C round as it plans to expand its data offerings.  Placer’s successful raise reflects improved conditions ...

Model Provider Canalyst Raises $70 million

Canalyst, a Vancouver-based platform offering financial models, closed a Series C financing as the firm repositions as a high-quality provider of fundamental data.  The firm expects to double its headcount ...

AI Model Provider Raises $35 Million

Toronto-based, a provider of outsourced AI-driven quantitative modeling, completed a Series B funding as it plans to double its staff. The firm has been expanding the use cases for ...
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Bellwether Research Valuations Reached New Highs in 2021

According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by D.A. Davidson's Technology Investment Banking group[1], valuations for large publicly traded research and information firms registered record revenue and earnings multiples ...

1010data Sells Buy-side Business to Transaction Data Provider Facteus

Venerable alternative data provider 1010data exited the buy-side segment to focus on retail-oriented companies.  Facteus, a transaction data provider increasingly competing against Yodlee and other established vendors, purchased 1010data’s buy-side ...
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Virtual Conferences Dominated As Conference Volumes Rebounded in 2021

Conference activity returned to pre-pandemic levels in 2021, but traditional physical conferences were the exception rather than the rule as nearly three-quarters of all conferences were virtual, according to data ...
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LinkedIn: Equity Research Analyst Compensation Fell 18% in 2021

Although research interactions surged during the pandemic, equity research compensation continued its downward trend, according to statistics collected by LinkedIn.  Salaries, bonuses and the likelihood of receiving bonuses have all ...
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Alternative Data Staffing Grew 25% in 2021

Employee levels at alternative data firms perked up in 2021 after flat lining for over a year, based on our analysis of employees registered on LinkedIn.  Our index of employee ...
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2021 Review: Research-Related Capital Raises Hit New High

Private equity spigots flowed freely for alternative data firms, expert networks, ESG data firms and research-related fintech companies, with over $1.6 billion in new capital raised during 2021.  The headline ...
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