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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Kepler Cheuvreux Partners With Belgian Bank

11/24/2017
Six months after its deal with Swedbank, Paris-based Kepler Cheuvreux has partnered with Belfius Bank, one of the largest banks in Belgium.  Kepler now has strong local partners in Italy, ...
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UK Taxman Will Come For Research

11/23/2017
Although the UK tax authority HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has not officially provided guidance, the UK’s fiscal watchdog has factored tax receipts from research into its budgetary forecasts released ...
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Giving Thanks For Creative Destruction

11/23/2017
With curmudgeonly thoroughness we have been chronicling the litany of woes afflicting equity research, macro research, fixed income research and the research industry generally.  It is therefore a good test ...
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Research Funding Update: More European Managers Go P&L, More Non-European Managers Ring-Fence, While A Few Hardy Boutiques Charge Clients

11/22/2017
The majority of long-only European asset managers are deciding to eat research costs but a couple of small UK managers are defying the trend by explicitly charging clients for research.  ...
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Bloomberg Tradebook Outsources Trading to Goldman

11/21/2017
Bloomberg Tradebook continues to rationalize its business by shutting down its trading desk, as research unbundling undermines its original business premise. Goldman Sachs has become the exclusive executing broker for ...
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Asset Managers Give Thumbs Down to MiFID II: Higher Costs, Less External Research & Small Firms Squeezed

11/21/2017
A survey of European asset managers conducted by the CFA Institute showed investment managers preparing for significant cuts to their profitability and declines in the sell-side research they receive. The ...
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Deloitte Highlights Growing Alternative Data Risks

11/20/2017
Deloitte recently released a white paper which outlined risks associated with alternative data.   As risks increase and the industry comes under increasing media and regulatory scrutiny, it will be important ...
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Research Aggregator ResearchPool Hires CMO, Headquarters In Paris

11/17/2017
ResearchPool, an online marketplace for research, hired Société Générale’s former head of investor relations to head its marketing while moving its head office to Paris from the UK. Antoine Loudenot ...
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Visible Alpha Buys Alpha Exchange

11/16/2017
Broker-owned Visible Alpha announced it has acquired research aggregator Alpha Exchange, a move which significantly changes the research distribution landscape.  By merging with Visible Alpha it will be easier for ...
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Brokers Find New Corporate Access Loophole Under MiFID II

11/16/2017
Several UK brokers have indicated that they are restructuring their corporate access services as 'issuer-paid' so that the services can be offered free of charge under MiFID II, according to ...
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