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:


MSCI Buys Climate Risk Firm Carbon Delta

Following Moody’s acquisition of climate risk modeler Four Twenty Seven, MSCI announced it is purchasing a similar firm, Carbon Delta AG.  Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.  The move ...

Alternative Data Firm Earnest Research Raises $15 Million

Consumer data focused Earnest Research, which emerged from stealth mode two years ago, closed $15 million in Series B funding.  The funding will support Earnest Research’s plans to expand beyond ...

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Web Scraping

In a closely followed case affecting the legality of web scraping, LinkedIn lost its appeal of a lower court injunction allowing hiQ Labs to continue scraping public data on LinkedIn’s ...

Alternative Data Firm RavenPack Releases Interconnections Tool

During its alternative data conference today in New York, RavenPack will unveil a new service designed to identify business relationships by applying natural language processing to news and other sources. ...

Alt Data Vendor Eagle Alpha Adds Alpha Capture, Kind Of

Dublin-based Eagle Alpha launched a data prioritization tool within its data sourcing capabilities which it is calling ‘Alpha Capture.’ Since alternative data does not lend itself easily to traditional alpha ...

Commcise Targets US Commission Aggregators

Commcise, a leading commission management and research evaluation provider, launched a new version of its commission management platform which is directly competitive with Cowen’s Westminster Research, Instinet, ITG and other ...

Platts Buys Canadian Gas Pricing Service

S&P Global Platts, a leading provider of benchmark energy prices, acquired Canadian Enerdata Ltd., which supplies pricing data for the Canadian natural gas market.  Terms were not disclosed. Canadian Enerdata ...
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Germany Proposes Reform to MiFID II

The German Ministry of Finance (Bundesfinanzministerium, BMF) submitted proposals to the European Commission expressing concerns about MiFID II’s impact on research coverage for small to medium enterprises (SMEs).  In contrast ...
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IDC Predicts Data Will Quintuple by 2025

Technology researcher IDC predicts that the amount of global data will expand over 5 times during the next seven years as industries undergo digital transformation, more individuals become connected and ...
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Startup Expert Network Technology Provider Licenses Platform to Macquarie

Macquarie Capital made a minority investment in expertise matching platform provider DeepBench and will be utilizing the firm’s capabilities to facilitate high-touch access to Macquarie’s research analysts and other staff.  ...
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