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: Sanford.Bragg@integrity-research.com

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Bellwether Research Valuations Continue to Improve in Q4 2017

01/19/2018
According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates[1], the international M&A advisor, average valuations for large publicly traded research and information firms increased in the fourth ...
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Alternative Data Platform Thinknum Hires WSJ Writer To Boost Media Presence

01/18/2018
Thinknum, a NY-based firm which collects and distributes alternative data, has hired a journalist from the Wall Street Journal to develop media articles based on data collected on its platform. ...
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Evercore ISI Closed London Trading Desk As Commission Revenues Sag

01/18/2018
Evercore ISI shut its European equities trading desk two weeks after MiFID II’s advent, according to an article in Financial News. MiFID II may have been the catalyst, but Evercore ...
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Moody’s Warns MiFID II Negative For European Asset Managers

01/17/2018
Moody's Investors Service said MiFID II would be ‘credit negative’ for the European asset management industry, pressuring profits and forcing more industry consolidation. The report cited an estimate from consulting ...
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Secretive Short Research Causes South African Market Turmoil

01/17/2018
Short ideas specialist Viceroy Research, comprised of three anonymous analysts in New York, has helped to puncture the valuation of one of South Africa’s prominent companies and is now creating ...
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Blackrock Talks Up Quantamental

01/16/2018
In Blackrock’s most recent earnings call, it praised the early results of the ‘quantamental’ restructuring of its active equities unit last spring. During the Q&A portion of Blackrock’s fourth quarter ...
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M&A Advisor To Research Firms Is Itself Acquired

01/16/2018
Quayle Munro, a London-based M&A advisor often used by research and data firms, was acquired by Los Angeles-based M&A advisor Houlihan Lokey, Inc.  Terms were not announced.  The CEO of ...
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FIG Partners Shows Top Buy Recommendation Performance For 3 Years Ending 12-31-17

01/15/2018
The top performing equity research buy recommendations for the three year period ending December 31, 2017 came from boutique investment bank FIG Partners, according to performance information collected by Investars, ...
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Second Round of Landmark Web Crawling Case Attracts Another Amicus Brief

01/12/2018
The importance of LinkedIn’s pending 9th Circuit appeal to vacate a district court judge’s order preventing it from blocking hiQ Labs from accessing publicly available data is further underlined by ...
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TS Lombard Reports Revenues Over $10 Million

01/11/2018
TSL Research Group, the entity created by the 2016 merger of economic research firms Lombard Street Research and Trusted Sources known commercially as TS Lombard, said its pro-forma revenues were ...
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