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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Europe’s Largest Asset Manager Will Use CSAs to Fund Research Payments Under MiFID II

04/21/2017
Europe’s largest asset manager, Amundi, indicated that it plans to fund research payments alongside stock transactions under the new research unbundling rules being imposed by MiFID II, according to an ...
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US Bulge Firms Post Solid Equity Results in Q1 2017

04/20/2017
Aggregate equities revenues for the five largest US investment banks held steady in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the prior year, up 13% from the fourth quarter of ...
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Confusion Reigns In Pricing Research

04/19/2017
Banks are pitching various research pricing approaches for fixed income and equity research, according to a Bloomberg article.  Asset managers are being presented with a bewildering array of fee structures ...
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TABB: US Commissions Down, MiFID II Concerns Up

04/18/2017
US equity commissions fell 7.5% in 2016 according to industry consultant TABB Group’s latest buy-side survey.  At the same time, the percentage of US asset managers anticipating an impact from ...
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Sidoti Pulls IPO, Launches Issuer-Paid Research

04/18/2017
Small cap researcher Sidoti & Company withdrew its IPO, reflecting a lack of investor interest in the proposed offering.  Separately, Sidoti has launched company-sponsored research with modest initial success. Sidoti ...
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Study: Cash Equities Will Be Victim of Buy-Side Pressures

04/17/2017
Cash equities will continue to struggle because of asset manager fee compression and a shift in priorities at investment banks from institutional investors to corporate clients, according to a study ...
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Research Management Provider RedQuarry Focuses on Smaller Asset Managers

04/14/2017
The Research Management Software segment is getting increasingly crowded, as new entrants leverage cloud computing to challenge incumbents.  Tacoma Washington-based RedQuarry is a good example of the trend, using development ...
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SEC Sweeps Issuer-Paid Research Abuses

04/14/2017
The US Securities and Exchange Commission took enforcement actions against seven research firms which failed to disclose they were issuer-paid. The SEC filed fraud charges against seven firms that offer ...
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Blackrock’s Restructuring Presages Change For Traditional Asset Managers

04/13/2017
In addition to generating savings from unbundling research payments from execution, leading asset manager Blackrock has restructured its active equity management to embrace quantitative techniques including big data.  Blackrock’s moves ...
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Ho Hum, Another ONEaccess Deal, This Time With ITG

04/12/2017
Another day, another ONEaccess integration, as multiple vendors scramble to add interactions metrics to their platforms.  Today it is agency broker ITG adding ONEaccess data to its commission management offerings, ...
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