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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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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UBS Invests Heavily In Alternative Data

11/07/2017
UBS Evidence Lab, a primary research unit associated with UBS Investment Research, is recruiting to fill twenty-seven positions, as the unit is expanding dramatically in advance of research payment reforms ...
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MiFID II Research Unbundling Rules Face Uneven Enforcement

11/07/2017
Outside of the UK -- the epicenter of research procurement reforms -- it is unclear how consistently the rules will be enforced as even European regulators are struggling to implement ...
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Research Aggregator SmartKarma Raises $13.5 Million

11/06/2017
Smartkarma, a Singapore-based research distribution platform, raised approximately $13.5 million in a Series B round of financing led by Sequoia India, which brings the company’s total funding to US $21 ...
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Research Fees Update: How Predatory Is Bank Pricing?

11/02/2017
It is not clear that investment banks’ pricing for previously bundled research would meet regulatory tests for unfair pricing, despite rapidly falling price quotes in the run-up to MiFID II ...
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Alternative Data Firm Kayrros Hires Ex-GLG Executive

11/02/2017
Alternative data firm Kayrros which specializes in energy markets has hired a former Gerson Lehrman Group manager as it plans to expand its buy-side presence. Paris-based Kayrros hired Axel Ronteix ...
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Integrity Research Releases MiFID II Research Unbundling Overview

11/01/2017
Integrity Research released a detailed review of MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions and their impact on investment research including how research pricing is being transformed. One of the most controversial elements ...
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Hedge Fund Winton Group Spins Off Alternative Data Software

11/01/2017
Quantitative hedge fund Winton Group plans to spin off its data management software into a separate unit. The new unit will offer software designed to organize unstructured data.  The unit ...
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US Corporate Access Dominated By Large Banks In 2017 II Survey

10/31/2017
A few large investment banks dominate US corporate access, according to the 2017 Institutional Investor US Corporate Access rankings.  The top six banks won 69% of the total team placements ...
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MiFID II Survey Finds Asset Owner Ambivalence To Research Unbundling

10/31/2017
A recent survey of European asset owners suggests that research unbundling is not a hot button issue for asset owners, who remain equivocal about its impact.  Nevertheless, asset owners said ...
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