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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Regime Change at the FCA?

07/03/2015
The Financial Times ran a negative full page article on the head of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, Martin Wheatley. Although no mention was made about the FCA’s unrelenting pressure ...
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Silver Lake Exits Gerson Lehrman Group

07/02/2015
An article in the New York Times reports that Silver Lake Partners has quietly cashed out its investment in leading expert network Gerson Lehrman Group. The move signals that an ...
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US Congressman Expresses Concerns About European Commission Unbundling

07/01/2015
A member of the House Financial Services Committee sent a letter to the chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission arguing that pending European legislation will impair research coverage ...
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Morningstar Gains S&P Equity Research Clients

07/01/2015
Correction: An earlier version of this article said that Charles Schwab no longer distributes S&P equity research.  In fact, Schwab continues to distribute S&P equity research, even though the only ...
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Kepler Cheuvreux and CIMB Ink Research Distribution Deal

06/29/2015
Malaysia-based CIMB Investment Bank announced it has signed an agreement with Paris-based Kepler Cheuvreux to cross-distribute equity research in their respective regional markets in Asia and Europe. The agreement also ...
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Financial Times Slams Bundled Commissions

06/29/2015
A Financial Times columnist declared this morning that it is time to banish bundled payments for investment research. The FT’s opposition to paying for research with client commissions is not ...
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Regulatory Steps Toward Unbundling: Inexorable?

06/29/2015
If we take a step back and view the sequence of regulatory events leading up to the impending European regulation requiring greater unbundling of research and execution, we get a ...
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Airex Launches White Labeled Distribution Strategy

06/26/2015
Airex, Inc., which provides a research distribution platform emulating Amazon, announced its intention to launch white labeled versions of its platform with six distribution partners. Despite a very modest start, ...
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Rosenblatt Hires Former Zelman Salesperson to Head Sales

06/26/2015
Rosenblatt Securities, a New York institutional brokerage, has hired a senior Zelman Associates salesperson to be its head of research sales.  The move is part of Rosenblatt's strategy to increase ...
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Research Distribution Platform Joins French FinTech Association

06/25/2015
Research distribution platform Alphametry has joined a new association formed by French FinTech firms. The association will promote member organizations and represent industry concerns to regulators. France FinTech was formed ...
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