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:


What’s Ahead for 2015?

It is time for us to squint into the crystal ball for 2015… Equity commissions 2014 provided a welcome respite from the inexorable decline of equity commissions.  US shares traded were flat, ...

NASDAQ Buys Dorsey Wright for $225 Million

Nasdaq announced that it will acquire technical analysis provider Dorsey, Wright & Associates, LLC (DWA).   However, the motivation for the purchase is not DWA’s research, but its 17 ETFs and ...
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Furey Research Partner Goes to Buy Side

David M. Rose, a partner at Newport Beach-based small cap strategist Furey Research Partners, has left to become a portfolio manager at Granahan Investment Management, a $3 billion small cap ...
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Zacks Crowdfunds New Product

Zacks Investment Research, a prominent retail-oriented research firm, is using crowdfunding to finance a new micro-cap newsletter in an innovative approach to new product development. Zacks is using the popular ...
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ESG Firm Trucost Hiring

London-based Trucost is recruiting for three positions: an environmental economics analyst, an investment analyst and a salesperson covering France. Trucost, an ESG research firm specializing in data quantifying environmental costs ...

Piper Jaffray Hires Healthcare Analyst

Piper Jaffray hired health care analyst Matthew O’Brien to cover orthopaedics and spine space as part of its medical technology equity research team.  O’Brien will be based in the firm’s ...

Credit Rater DBRS Sold to PE Firms

DBRS, a Canadian credit rating agency, will be sold to a group of investors led by the private equity firms Carlyle Group and Warburg Pincus for an undisclosed amount rumored ...

Boenning & Scattergood Raids Neighbor Janney Montgomery Scott

Boenning & Scattergood, Inc., a small mid-Atlantic securities firm, announced that Ryan Connors will rejoin the equity research team as Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst covering the water & ...

Mizuho Securities USA Hires Director of Research

Mizuho Securities USA ("MSUSA"), the U.S. affiliate of the Japanese securities firm, announced the appointment of Sheryl Skolnick, Ph.D., as Managing Director and Director of Research. Ms. Skolnick will focus ...

ESMA Backs Away From Research Commission Ban, BUT…

As we predicted, the revised MiFID II rules have backed away from an outright ban on paying for research with client commissions.  BUT, and this is a big but, the ...
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