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:


Greenwich Alternative Data Survey: Web-Scraped Data Remains Most Popular

As with its survey released last year, web-harvested data is the most highly used form of alternative data, according to the latest Greenwich Associates poll, conducted on behalf of IHS ...
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Baader Bank Praises Outsourced Research Relationship with AlphaValue

Baader Helvea, a mid-tier German investment bank, extolled its research partnership with independent research firm AlphaValue as the bank stemmed losses in the first quarter of 2019.  For AlphaValue, the ...

Geolocation Data Provider Thasos Launches Quant Product

Thasos, an alternative data firm specializing in geolocation data derived from mobile phones, is targeting quantitative hedge funds with new data feeds.  The firm is seeking expand its core customer ...
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Q1 2019 Bulge Bank Equities Results: Credit Suisse Rebounds & Non-US Banks Gain Share

With all the major investment banks reporting, equities revenues for the ten largest equities franchises fell nearly 19% in the first quarter to $10.9 billion from $13.5 billion a year ...
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Corporate Access Provider Meetyl Bites the Dust

Meetyl, an early corporate access platform provider, is being shut down by its parent Glass Lewis, according to industry sources.  After the company’s senior staff migrated to alternative pursuits, most ...

Alternative Data Firm Orbital Insight Launches Self-Service Platform

After broadening its offering to include geolocation and web-scraped data, alternative data provider Orbital Insight released capabilities allowing clients to customize their use of the firm’s  geospatial and geolocation data. ...
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Bank of America Emulates UBS Alternative Data Unit

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Bank of America’s alternative data unit pays compliments to UBS Evidence Lab in a more attenuated form.  Bank of America’s move is ...

Liquidnet Takes a Flyer on Research Aggregator RSRCHXchange

Liquidnet, a New York-based institutional trading network, acquired the small UK-based research aggregator RSRCHXchange for an undisclosed amount.  Liquidnet positioned the acquisition as a merger of alternative data and investment ...

Eagle Alpha Beefs Up Database of Alternative Data Vendors

As YipitData grows its free database of data vendors, alternative data intermediary Eagle Alpha is seeking to differentiate its rival offering by adding new capabilities.  Eagle Alpha’s business model relies ...
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Evercore ISI Revenues Sag But That’s OK

Evercore ISI revenues continued their gentle decline in the first quarter of 2019 yet Evercore management was buoyed by increased stock underwriting activity.  Support for ISI is evident in Evercore’s ...
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