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:


Geolocation Data Firm Cuebiq Launches New Privacy Compliance Solution

As privacy regulations increasingly tighten, alternative data firm Cuebiq which specializes in geolocation data introduced a blockchain driven capability which verifies consumer consent to data collection.  Although mainly targeted to ...

Thai Stock Exchange Adds Issuer-Sponsored Research

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) initiated a program which will pay securities firms for coverage of small and mid-cap Thai stocks.  A number of stock exchanges have adopted similar ...
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AllianceBernstein Applies AI to SEC Filings

Prominent US asset manager AllianceBernstein, with $560 billion in assets under management, said it is using artificial intelligence to identify potential risks in the financial statements filed by public companies.  ...
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Climate Risk Researcher Four Twenty Seven Takes Novel Approach to ESG

Rather than measuring companies’ impact on the environment, Four Twenty Seven focuses on the impact that climate hazards might have on companies.  The approach is differentiated within the increasingly popular ...
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Commodities Pricing Platform PanXchange Leverages Quandl, Adds Hemp Market Coverage

PanXchange, an over-the-counter cash trading platform for commodities, is distributing its pricing data for frac sand (hydraulic fracturing proppants) through Quandl.  The platform is also expanding its coverage into industrial ...

Large Buy-Side Firms Collaborate on Corporate Access

A year after we reported that large fund groups were recruiting in-house corporate access staff, five asset managers have gone the next step – setting up their own proprietary corporate ...
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Sensor Firm Camgian Provides Alternative to Satellite Data

Camgian Microsystems, a firm whose main business is defense-related research and development, is making a major push into alternative data leveraging its expertise in sensor technology.  The firm launched a ...

Alternative Data Firm Orbital Insight Expands Product, Coverage and Locations

Continuing its flurry of new product development, alternative data provider Orbital Insight released benchmarks of oil inventories and refinery activity, while expanding its consumer sector coverage.  The firm also opened ...
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Crowdsourced Grocery Pricing Firm Basket Adds Alternative Data

Basket, a shopper-powered company that collects data from 98% of grocery stores nationwide, is increasingly marketing its pricing trend data to the financial sector. Based on an application that provides ...

Two Sigma Invests in AI-Driven Expert Network NewtonX

NewtonX, an ambitious expert network seeking to disrupt the industry through technology and lower pricing, closed a $12 million Series A funding round led by Two Sigma Ventures.  Third Prime ...
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