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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CME Adds Alternative Data To Its Data Offerings

06/27/2018
CME Group added geospatial data from Orbital Insight and TellusLabs to its data offerings, as alternative data becomes more broadly distributed.  The satellite data added by CME is mainly targeted ...
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Frost Consulting Collaborates With European Rating Agency to Evaluate Research Procurement

06/27/2018
Frost Consulting, a London-based consulting firm focused on commission unbundling, has jointly launched with Berlin-based Scope Analysis a 'Research Process Rating' designed to reassure asset owners that research processes are ...
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IFR Article Misrepresents UBS Evidence Lab Plans

06/26/2018
A recent article in International Financial Review (IFR) indicated that UBS is about to sell data generated by its Evidence Lab unit directly to clients, a move that a person ...
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Issuer-Paid Startup in the US Cites MiFID II

06/26/2018
Using MiFID II as a rationale, a US consumer analyst from Wunderlich Securities has set up a new issuer-sponsored research firm. Eric M. Beder launched Small Cap Consumer Research, LLC focused ...
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Research Funding Update: More Asset Managers Paying Alongside Commissions

06/25/2018
We added only a few new managers to our latest research funding scorecard—all of whom paying research costs alongside commissions.  Consequently assets associated with P&L payments for research no longer ...
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IHS Markit Enhances Vessel Tracking With Real Time Satellite Data

06/22/2018
As part of its CEO’s promise to leverage more alternative data, IHS Markit partnered with satellite data provider exactEarth to augment its maritime vessel tracking service. exactEarth’s AISLive tracks the ...
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Cowen Launches Alternative Data Subsidiary

06/21/2018
Cowen Inc., a mid-sized NY investment bank, set up a distinct alternative data unit, making it the first investment bank to proactively market alternative data as a standalone subscription service. ...
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Already Highly Selective, Research Readership Is Becoming More So

06/21/2018
Engagement metrics from content distributor Street Contxt show that only a fraction of the research distributed to the buy-side gets consumed, and the challenge for research producers is getting worse ...
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Cowen Partners With Cannabis Data Source

06/20/2018
As part of its expanded focus on data, Cowen launched a THC Tracker offering that features point-of-sale data collected by Headset, a business intelligence provider to cannabis companies. The data ...
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Hedge Fund Winton Group Spins Off Alternative Data Software Firm

06/20/2018
Quantitative hedge fund Winton Group has spun off its data management software into a separate unit, a move we predicted last November.  The decision to go live reflects the press ...
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