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

ISS Acquires EVA Dimensions After ESG Success

02/13/2018
Proxy advisor Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) acquired EVA Dimensions LLC, a provider of cash-flow based analysis of corporate performance, for an undisclosed sum.  The purchase follows ISS’s integration of ESG ...
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Star Bernstein Analyst Defects to New Street Research Boutique

02/13/2018
Pierre Ferragu, a ten-year veteran of Sanford C. Bernstein, will be joining telecom boutique New Street Research to expand its coverage into the technology sector.  We suspect the lure of ...
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MiFID II’s Failures Are Already Apparent

02/12/2018
The following is a reprint of an exclusive article published for ResearchWatch subscribers on December 27, 2017. MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions, which went into effect early last month, will create ...
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Nomura Equities Revenues Continue Slow and Steady

02/09/2018
Nomura reported that its equity revenues for the quarter ending December 31 2017 grew 9% to ¥60.8 billion (US$559 million) from ¥56 billion (US$513 million) the previous year.  Since Nomura ...
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New European Privacy Regulation Will Complicate Alternative Data

02/09/2018
Extra-territorial regulation going into force in Europe on May 25 2018 will mandate stricter controls for data on individuals, requiring even closer scrutiny on personally identifiable information (PII). The forthcoming ...
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Institutional Investor’s European Rankings Suggest Fewer Winners After MiFID II

02/08/2018
The 2018 Institutional Investor All-Europe Research Rankings show a few firms gaining ranked analysts in the run-up to MiFID II but there were more firms with sliding numbers of star ...
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Berenberg Grew Equities 69% in 2017 & Shifts Focus to US Post MiFID II

02/07/2018
Berenberg, a Hamburg-based private bank, grew its equities revenues 69% last year, as it has been successfully expanding its European equity research offering despite MiFID II turmoil. In its earnings ...
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Median Equity Research Analyst Bonus Will Be $50,000 in 2018 According To LinkedIn

02/07/2018
US equity research analysts are receiving median annual bonuses of $50,000 within a range from $7,000 to $245,000, based on statistics collected by LinkedIn.  Total compensation for equity analysts ranged ...
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Expert Network AlphaSights Grew 37% in 2016

02/06/2018
London-based expert network AlphaSights Ltd reported consolidated revenues of £66.5 million ($92.5 million) for 2016, continuing its torrid growth rate. AlphaSights has reached a scale which challenges more established competitors like ...
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Thomson Reuters Gives Research Distribution New Twist

02/06/2018
Thomson Reuters joined a crowded field of research vendors trying to profit from MiFID II reforms by promoting subscriptions to selected research providers through its Eikon platform. Separately, the firm’s ...
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