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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Extel Plans New MiFID II Service

10/30/2017
Extel, which provides the most prestigious survey of European buy-side research preferences, will be launching a new service inspired by pending MiFID II reforms to research payments, according to informed ...
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Credit Suisse Launches News Sentiment Index From RavenPack

10/27/2017
Credit Suisse is announced a new index based on sentiment data supplied by RavenPack which it will use in its derivatives strategy group. The Credit Suisse RavenPack Artificial Intelligence Sentiment ...
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SEC Provides MiFID II Relief — Somewhat

10/27/2017
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued three no-action letters intended to facilitate the ability of US brokers and asset managers to comply with the research requirements of MiFID II ...
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Red Deer Gains Traction As MiFID II Solution

10/26/2017
Red Deer, an information management software provider formerly affiliated with a hedge fund, has forged links with at least three commission management providers according to informed sources while proclaiming two ...
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Evercore ISI Hires Internet Analyst Replacing Recent Departures

10/25/2017
After the recent defection of three of its internet analysts, Evercore ISI hired a Nomura analyst as a replacement. Anthony DiClemente joined as a Senior Managing Director leading the firm’s ...
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Will Research Unbundling Prove To Be A “Mifxit”?

10/25/2017
The following is a guest article written by Fabrice Bouland, CEO and co-founder of Paris-based research portal Alphametry. Research unbundling is nearly upon us. The intense debate around its emergence ...
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US Bulge Equities Revenues Continue To Tread Water in Q3 2017

10/24/2017
Third quarter equities revenues for the five largest US investment banks were nearly level in aggregate with prior year results, but off 10% from the prior quarter. Even though equity ...
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Cowen: US Regulators Opposed to Implementing MiFID II Research Payment Reforms

10/24/2017
A recent note from Cowen Washington Research Group expects the US Securities and Exchange Commission to issue by early December no-action relief from regulations restricting the acceptance by US banks ...
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Why Transparent Research Pricing Will Remain Elusive

10/20/2017
One of the regulatory goals for the research inducement provisions of MiFID II is to create more price transparency for investment research.  However, flaws in the way the rules were ...
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CFRA Hires Chief Revenue Officer As Major Client Downsizes

10/19/2017
CFRA, a leading forensic research firm which recently purchased Standard & Poor’s equity research business, hired a former ISS salesperson as its Chief Revenue Officer.  Meanwhile, the acquired S&P equity ...
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