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:

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No Rush to Cover Marijuana Stocks

US boutiques and mid-tier banks are edging into following the cannabis sector as independent boutique Melius Research became the latest to initiate coverage. We estimate there are fewer than twenty ...

Rosenblatt Securities Recruits Wolfe Research DOR

Rosenblatt Securities, a brokerage firm which has been growing its research coverage of the TMT sector, hired Michael Kiernan who had helped to expand Wolfe Research’s analyst team during his ...

Alternative Data Researcher M Science Adds UK Transaction Data

M Science, the alternative data research provider originally known as Majestic Research, launched credit card transaction data for the UK and incorporated auto registration data into its analytic platform, M ...
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Bernstein Research Weathers MiFID II with 2% Decline in 2018

AllianceBernstein reported that Bernstein Research revenues fell 2.4% for 2018 after a strong fourth quarter.  As evidenced by its acquisition of Autonomous Research, the firm remains bullish on its research ...

Research Infrastructure Platform Analyst Hub Lures Top-Ranked Bernstein Analyst

Analyst Hub, a company that assists analysts in setting up their own boutiques, announced that Bernstein Research financial analyst Kevin St. Pierre would be using its services to launch his ...

Alternative Data Firm Genscape Finally Launches Data API Service

Energy sector specialist Genscape belatedly launched an API service to disseminate its commodity and energy data, helping to confirm its legitimacy as a source of alternative data.  The firm has ...
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State-Level Privacy Legislation Poses Risks for Alternative Data

At least nine US states are drafting privacy legislation modeled on California’s new regulations due to go into effect the end of this year, posing hazards for investors using consumer-derived ...

Interactions Data Provider Feedstock Releases New Platform

FeedStock completed its pivot toward the sell-side with the release of a new platform designed to capture buy-side interactions and the adoption of its new system by Redburn. Feedstock’s new ...

Alternative Data Software Firm Raises Capital From Barclays and Fidelity International

Data management software provider Hivemind, spun off from quantitative hedge fund Winton Group last summer, closed a seed round led by Fidelity International and Barclays. Fidelity International said it hoped ...
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UK Regulators Throw IRPs a Bone

Speaking to Euro IRP, the trade association for European independent research firms, FCA chief Andrew Bailey indicated that asset managers could trial independent non-brokerage research without it being considered an ...
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