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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Greenwich Struggles With Its Math

10/02/2015
Greenwich Associates said that UBS and Morgan Stanley are the two leading providers of European equity research with market shares of 8.8% and 8.5% respectively, according to its latest European ...
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FIG Partners Adds Another Bank Analyst

10/01/2015
FIG Partners, a banking boutique specializing in community banks, hired a new analyst, bringing the total number of analysts to seven. David Bishop joined the firm from Drexel Hamilton as ...
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Medley Adopts Media Defense

10/01/2015
Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission are investigating whether insider-trading rules were violated when policy research firm Medley Global Advisors obtained ...
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IHS’s Energy Businesses Continue to Struggle

09/30/2015
Industry research firm IHS Inc. grew revenues 6% (3% excluding acquisitions) in the quarter ending August 31st despite shrinking demand for its energy industry information. In the Q&A after the ...
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FBR Hires REIT Analyst

09/30/2015
FBR & Co., a mid-market investment bank, announced it has hired a REIT analyst as it seeks to plug holes in its recent merger with MLV & Co. Bryan A. ...
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Corporate Access In The Cross-Hairs

09/29/2015
Two and a half years after the Financial Times began attacking corporate access, the Wall Street Journal has taken up the cudgel. In the UK, the net result was a ...
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ITG Publishes Unbundling FAQ

09/29/2015
ITG, a leading non-bank brokerage, published a FAQ on upcoming European regulations around research payments, even though the final rules have not been released yet. Client commissions to be permitted? ...
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Some MiFID II Rules Released While Research Rules Delayed

09/28/2015
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the European regulator whose members are the financial markets regulators in each of the 28 member states, published its final technical standards on ...
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Spending On Research Analysts Forecasted to Drop 60%

09/28/2015
Banks and brokerages will spend $3.4 billion on their research analysts around the world in 2017, down by nearly 60% from $8.2 billion spent in 2008, according to Neil Scarth, ...
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FBR Completes MLV Acquisition With Mixed Success

09/28/2015
FBR & Co., a mid-market investment bank, has completed its acquisition of MLV & Co., a boutique bank, but was not successful in retaining all of MLV’s equity research analysts. ...
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