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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Verisk Analytics Buys Wood Mackenzie

03/10/2015
Verisk Analytics, Inc., a data and analytics supplier to the insurance industry, won the bidding for energy industry consulting firm Wood Mackenzie.  Verisk will pay £1.85 billion (US$2.8 billion) representing ...
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Google Is Shutting Down Its Expert Network

03/10/2015
Google has announced that it will be closing the Helpouts expert sharing service effective April 20, 2015.  Google says "unfortunately, [the service] hasn't grown at the pace we had expected." ...
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Guggenheim Adds Trio of Former Lazard Capital Analysts

03/09/2015
Guggenheim Securities, the investment banking subsidiary of Guggenheim Partners, hired two technology analysts and a consumer analyst in an effort to deepen equity research coverage in the sectors it follows.  ...
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Sustainalytics Partners With Client to Promote ESG

03/09/2015
City of London Investment Management Company Limited (CLIM), an emerging markets fund manager which invests in closed-end investment companies, launched a program using Sustainalytics research to promote Environmental, Social and ...
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The Evolution of ESG Research

03/07/2015
An article in the Globe and Mail contrasts current Environmental, Social Governance (ESG) research with the old exclusionary Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) approach to investing.  Although it has been a ...
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Big Data Firm Dataminr Raises $87 Million

03/07/2015
Dataminr, which generates news and signals from Twitter, has raised $87,130,100 in new funding according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  The latest round brings Dataminr's ...
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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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