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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Alternative Data Researcher M Science Acquires Social Media Analytics Firm

06/04/2018
M Science, the alternative data research provider first launched as Majestic Research, purchased TickerTags, a company that mines social media data.  TickerTags is not just another social media sentiment provider ...
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Nordea Grows Issuer-Paid Research

06/01/2018
Nordea aspires to be the largest provider of commissioned research in the Nordic region, as the firm blamed MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions for disadvantaging smaller companies.  Nordea's actions are ...
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US Equity Commissions Fell 9% According To Latest Greenwich Survey

05/31/2018
US equity commissions fell 8.9% for the 12 months ended mid-February 2018, according to the latest Greenwich Associates’ US Equity Investors survey.  Commissions fell to an estimated $7.65 billion from ...
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Moody’s Invests In French Alternative Data Firm

05/31/2018
QuantCube Technology, a Paris-based alternative data firm, raised $5 million in capital from Moody’s Corporation and Five Capital, a venture fund with ties to Caisse des Dépôts Group and Kingdom ...
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Bulge Cash Equities Up 10% in Q1 2018 According To Coalition

05/30/2018
Cash equities revenues of the twelve largest investment banks increased to $2.5 billion in the first quarter of 2018 from $2.3 billion the previous year, but remain significantly below prior ...
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Jefferies Ties Up With Alternative Data Conference Organizer BattleFin

05/30/2018
Jefferies partnered with BattleFin Group, which showcases alternative data vendors in a series of popular conferences, another sign that investment banks are ramping up their commitments to alternative data. Jefferies ...
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Report: Expert Networks Are Key Part of the Gig Economy

05/29/2018
Policy firm Civic Enterprises released a report arguing that the expert network industry is an important component of the growing freelance economy, differing from firms like Lyft or Uber in ...
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Geolocation Data Firm Cuebiq Raises Additional $27 Million

05/25/2018
Alternative data firm Cuebiq, which specializes in geolocation data, recently closed a $27 million Series B funding round, bringing its total funding to $33 million. The capital raise was co-led ...
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iSentium Targeting Traders After Recruiting New President

05/25/2018
After hiring the former head of Bloomberg Tradebook, sentiment data provider iSentium looks to rejuvenate its business with trading desks and the buy-side generally. Ray Tierney, who previously headed Bloomberg’s ...
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Active Investors Continue to Lose Market Share

05/24/2018
Despite the largest capital flows in a decade, active equity managers continued to lose ground to passive strategies, as passive investments now represent nearly 45% of mutual fund and exchange ...
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