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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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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Maxim Joins New Distribution Platform

03/03/2015
Maxim Group, a NY based investment bank, plans to list its US equity research on the new AIREX distribution platform.  AIREX, which launched its 'public beta' last week, said it ...
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IHS Adds Food Science Database

03/03/2015
IHS Inc., a leading industry research provider, has partnered with IFIS (International Food Information Service) to distribute IFIS data on food products.  The application is primarily targeted to food scientists. ...
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IRPs Expect Improving Market Conditions in 2015

03/01/2015
Nearly 60% of independent research firms responding to a survey conducted by Integrity Research in December 2014 and January 2015 reported improved market conditions in 2014.  Median 2014 revenue growth ...

European Lawmakers and Regulators Oppose Research Commission Ban

02/27/2015
European lawmakers and regulators have waded into the brawl over a potential ban on paying for investment research with client dealing commissions.  Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are voicing ...
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Bridgewater Sets Up Artificial Intelligence Team

02/27/2015
Bloomberg reports that Bridgewater Associates will start a new, artificial-intelligence unit next month with about half a dozen people.  The team will report to David Ferrucci, who previously led the ...
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