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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Morningstar To Distribute Research on New Asian Platform

09/02/2015
Smartkarma, a new research distribution platform based in Asia, has signed a distribution deal with Morningstar to distribute its equity research. The distribution arrangement applies to all of Morningstar’s equity ...
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Citi Plans to Boost Equities Market Share

09/01/2015
Citigroup, which has historically neglected its equity franchise, plans to invest in its equity business, according to a Reuters article. It remains to be seen whether Citi has the deep ...
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Problems With CRT’s Acquisition of Sterne Agee?

09/01/2015
If you had just acquired an equity research franchise with over 60 analysts, might you promote that fact? Not if you are CRT Capital Group, which completed its acquisition of ...
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FBR Moderates Its Cash Equities Ambitions

08/31/2015
FBR & Co., a mid-market investment bank, has stabilized its cash equities business after a major downsizing after the financial crisis. It is acquiring MLV & Company, which will add ...
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Ex-Convergex Manager Joins FinTech Startup

08/28/2015
John Meserve, the former head of Convergex’s commission management business, has become an advisor to a new startup which provides financial engineering software. Ldger is a NY FinTech company offering ...
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FINRA Adopts New Research Rules

08/27/2015
The U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) adopted revised rules governing research conflicts of interest and the publication and distribution of equity research reports.  The revised rules, which can be ...
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CAPIS Undergoes Sex Change

08/26/2015
Capital Institutional Services, Inc. (CAPIS), one of the first agency brokers to embrace third party research distribution, has transitioned to become a majority women-owned enterprise. Kristi Potts Wetherington, daughter of ...
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Autonomous Launches Dark Pool Aggregation Service

08/26/2015
Autonomous Research, a UK-based independent research firm specializing in the financial sector, launched a dark pool trading service, seeking to justify its trading operations in an era of unbundling. Having ...

When a ‘Buy’ Isn’t Really a ‘Buy’

08/26/2015
A witty opinion piece in the Financial Times tweaks equity stock recommendations, outlining various reasons a ‘buy’ recommendation may not truly be a ‘buy’. Dan Davies, a former Credit Suisse analyst ...
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Wells Fargo Adds Three

08/25/2015
Wells Fargo Securities announced three new analyst hires: a biotech analyst, retail analyst and an economist. Michael Schumacher, formerly UBS’s global head of Rates and Credit Strategy, will join as ...
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