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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Banks Cut Conferences in 2018

01/09/2019
Investment banks reduced the number of conferences they sponsored by 7% in 2018, according to data supplied by investor relations platform provider Virtua.  The top three sponsors -- led by ...
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Alternative Data Firm Sandalwood Carves Asian Consumer Niche

01/08/2019
In the two years since its founding, Sandalwood Advisors, an alternative data provider focused on Asian consumer spending trends, has grown to over 25 staff supporting eight databases.  Based in ...
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UBS Evidence Lab Recruited Nearly 100 New Positions in 2018

01/04/2019
UBS Evidence Lab hired aggressively throughout 2018, even as recruiting for traditional research positions has been desultory at best.  Now that the alternative data/primary research platform has been spun out ...
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Research Funding Update: Capital Group Eats Research Costs

01/03/2019
Capital Group, a global asset manager with nearly $2 trillion in assets under management, implemented a policy as of January 1, 2019 of paying for all external research with its ...
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IHS Markit Adds to Alternative Data Offering

12/27/2018
Fulfilling promises made by its CEO over a year ago, IHS Markit launched a suite of alternative data derived from its automotive industry data.  The move reflects a broader trend ...
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SEC Invites Comments on MiFID II Research Unbundling

12/26/2018
The US Securities and Exchange Commission opened a comment period for broker-dealers, investment advisers, issuers and other market participants to submit data and other information regarding the impact of MiFID ...
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Top ResearchWatch Stories for 2018

12/26/2018
2018 was an eventful year for the investment research industry, as reflected in our most-read articles during the year. MiFID II’s ambitious reforms were an enduring topic.  Our analysis of the ...
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Commission Management Provider Commcise Sells to Euronext

12/21/2018
London-based commission management software provider Commcise sold a majority share to Amsterdam-based European exchange Euronext for £27 million ($34 million) representing 78% ownership. Commcise’s revenue model is based on recurring software ...
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Leerink Sells Out For Modest Valuation

12/21/2018
Boston-based healthcare investment bank Leerink Partners was acquired by SVB Financial Group, parent of Silicon Valley Bank, for $280 million.   Following financial sector boutique Autonomous Research's sale for a 'modest ...
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Web Harvesting Platform Import.io Receives $15.5 Million Funding

12/20/2018
Import.io, a leading web scraping tool provider, closed a $15.5 million Series B funding round bringing its total financing to $38.3 million to date.  The proceeds will be used for ...
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