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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UK Press Says PIMCO Paying For Research From P&L While Hedge Funds Opt Out

08/17/2017
UK media is reporting that bond manager PIMCO and small UK manager Hawksmoor Investment Management will pay for research from their P&L under MiFID II, while hedge funds such as ...
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UK Regulators Acknowledge MiFID II Unbundling Provisions Not Possible For US Managers

08/16/2017
UK regulators acknowledged the limitations on US-based asset managers in conforming to MiFID II research unbundling rules in a recent letter to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), according to ...
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Beware Pitfalls Using Intelligence Research

08/16/2017
The following is a guest article from Thomas Tippetts, founder of OMYTIS, an intelligence provider which draws on regional and specialist intelligence suppliers. Fund managers are increasingly relying on the ...
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Alt Data Purveyor 7Park Data Releases Enhancements

08/15/2017
7Park Data, an alternative data analytics provider, released enhancements to its data integration tools and added US housing permit data as it celebrated its fifth anniversary.  The firm remains primarily ...
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Expert Network Third Bridge Reduces Private Equity Influence

08/15/2017
London-based expert network Third Bridge Limited changed its ownership structure to concentrate governance with its principals, according to recent regulatory filings.  The move demonstrates the firm's increasing independence from private ...

JP Morgan Asset Management to Fund MiFID II Clients’ Research From P&L

08/14/2017
J.P. Morgan Asset Management said it plans to fund research payments from MiFID II client accounts through its P&L, according to a Reuters article. J.P. Morgan Asset Management, with $1.9 trillion ...
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Cowen Moves Toward Data-Driven Research

08/11/2017
Cowen Group, a mid-sized NY investment bank which has been expanding brokerage revenues through acquisitions, is shifting more of its well-regarded thematic research toward data-driven research. Data Science Initiative Cowen’s ...
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Nordea Funding Research Payments Alongside Commissions?

08/10/2017
Nordea Asset Management, with assets under management of €322.7 billion (US$378 billion) as of the end of 2016, implemented the Commcise’s commission management solution in preparation for the research unbundling ...
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Wells Fargo Hires Evercore ISI Internet Analyst

08/10/2017
After hiring celebrity bank analyst Mike Mayo, Wells Fargo hired senior Evercore ISI analyst Ken Sena as managing director and head of Internet Equity Research. Sena will be working closely ...
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Geolocation Researcher Thasos Group Emerges From Stealth Mode

08/09/2017
Thasos Group, an alternative data firm specializing in geolocation data, launched a real-time data product, Streams, which provides daily times series metrics for 430 publicly traded companies in the US ...
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