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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86% of European Traders Expect Research Payments to Decline Under New Regulation

03/05/2015
TABB Group released a study indicating that two-thirds of the heads of buy side trading desks trading European equities expect their research payments to decline due to proposed regulations.  Continental ...
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ConvergEx and SIFMA Submit Letters Opposing Research Commission Ban

03/05/2015
ConvergEx, a leading agency broker, and SIFMA's Asset Management Group, a sub-group of the U.S. securities industry trade association, submitted comment letters to the European Commission opposing the interpretation of ...
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Why Equity Researchers Are Overworked and Underpaid

03/05/2015
Equity research is a bad business according to Brad Hintz, a former top ranked analyst who retired to academia last fall.  “The institutional equity trading business has long faced margin ...
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Global Hunter Hires Chemicals Analyst

03/05/2015
Global Hunter Securities, a division of Seaport Global Securities LLC, a boutique investment bank focusing on natural resources, hired specialty chemicals analyst Michael Harrison as Director and Senior Chemicals and ...
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ESG Firm Trucost Hiring Analysts and US Sales

03/05/2015
London-based Trucost is recruiting for four positions: two North American salespeople and two analysts, one in NY and one in London. Trucost, an ESG research firm specializing in data quantifying ...
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Africa Expert Network Launches in Nigeria

03/04/2015
Washington based Africa Expert Network inaugurated service in Nigeria with an event attended by African business leaders and American investors. Africa Expert Network was founded in 2014 by Eliot Pence, ...
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Barclays Equity Revenues Down -11% in 2014

03/04/2015
Barclays Plc's equities revenues decreased 11% in 2014 to £2,046m (US$3,274m) due to declines in cash equities and equity derivatives, reflecting lower client volumes, partially offset by higher income in ...

How Discretionary Are Commission Allocations?

03/04/2015
Woodbine Associates, a capital markets consulting firm, released a new report claiming that US$7.5 billion of U.S. equities commission spending is discretionary.  This flies in the face of perceived wisdom ...
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Banks Cut Asian Equity Staff

03/04/2015
CIMB Group Holdings, a major investment bank based in Malaysia, made cuts in its equities staff in Singapore, according to an article in The Straits Times.  The institutional sales and ...
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Hedge Fund Fees Under Pressure

03/03/2015
Although hedge funds enjoyed large inflows last year leading to record assets, asset owners are increasingly pressuring hedge fund management fees, according to a recent article in Chief Investment Officer ...
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