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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IHS Markit Cites Alternative Data As Future Growth Engine

11/15/2017
As it transitions CEOs, IHS Markit has foresworn its strategy of acquisition-driven growth in favor of organic growth driven in part by investments in alternative data. Incoming CEO Lance Uggla, ...
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Blackrock’s In No Hurry To See Global MiFID II Standards

11/15/2017
In Blackrock’s most recent earnings call, CEO Larry Fink equivocated on whether Blackrock would adopt a global policy of paying for research from its P&L, signaling concerns about the unintended ...
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New Survey Shows Broader Hedge Fund Use of Alternative Data

11/14/2017
EY’s 2017 Global Hedge Fund and Investor Survey shows a major increase in the percentage of hedge funds adopting alternative data into their investment process.  The trend is supported by ...
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UK Regulators Consider Enforcement Action Against Commission Abuses

11/14/2017
The parent of JO Hambro Capital Management (JOHCM), a UK asset manager with £29 billion ($38 billion) AUM, revealed that the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is investigating the unit ...
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UK Regulators Continue To Stir the Unbundling Pot

11/13/2017
The UK Financial Conduct Authority continues to excite its financial markets constituents with interpretations of MiFID II’s research unbundling rules as the deadline looms just a few weeks away. At ...
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Despite Investment From Goldman Sachs, Can Crux Informatics Succeed Where Others Failed?

11/10/2017
Alternative data outsourcer Crux Informatics closed a $10 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments Group.  Crux, which is a reboot of failed venture Incapture Technologies, ...
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RIXML.org Finalizes Standards For Interactions Data For MiFID II

11/09/2017
RIXML.org, an industry association focused on electronic research distribution, released final standards for capturing research-related interactions between the sell-side and buy-side, as a result of new MiFID II regulations requiring more ...
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Currency Research Firm Exante Advisors Hires Policy Analyst

11/09/2017
Exante Advisors, the FX research firm founded by Nomura’s former head of fixed income research, is adding an expert in trade policy according to an open letter from founder Jens ...
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Upcoming Stock Conferences – Updated 11-8-17

11/08/2017
Stock Conference Calendar added or revised these dates, events and locations. Date Event Sponsor Location Nov 08, 2017 – Nov 10, 2017 2nd Asia Finance Forum: FinTech and Sustainable Development Asian Development Bank Manila, Philippines Nov 08, 2017 – ...
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Q3 2017 Bulge Bank Equities Results: Suffering From Low Market Volatility

11/08/2017
With all the major investment banks reporting, equities revenues for the largest investment banks fell 4% in the third quarter to $9.1 billion from $9.5 billion a year ago, with ...
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