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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Pacific Epoch Predates Alternative Data Hype But Not Its Usage

10/06/2017
Although preexisting the rise of alternative data, ten-year old boutique research provider Pacific Epoch exemplifies a research process integrated with proprietary data on the Chinese digital consumer. The firm has ...
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White Paper Predicts UK Research Market Will Halve Post-MiFID II

10/05/2017
A UK corporate access consultancy, Capital Access Group, released a white paper arguing that the research spending in the UK will fall 55% in the next twelve months and that ...
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Research Funding Update: Fidelity International Bucks Funding Trend While MFS Is First US Asset Manager To Eat Research Costs Globally

10/04/2017
This week brought three novel developments relating to the research funding dilemma facing European asset managers.  Fidelity International went against the prevailing tide, deciding to fund research payments alongside commissions ...
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Bellwether Research Valuations Continue to Improve in Q3 2017

10/04/2017
According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates[1], the international M&A advisor, average valuations for large publicly traded research and information firms increased in the third ...
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Alt Data Purveyor M Science Launches Airline Coverage

10/03/2017
M Science, the alternative data research provider sold last year by ITG to Leucadia National, launched analytic coverage of the airlines sector as the firm continues to expand since its ...
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US Trade Associations Take Multiple Paths To Ease MiFID II Challenges

10/03/2017
This is the second article of a two part series examining US regulatory initiatives to mitigate conflicts between pending MiFID II research unbundling rules and US regulation.  The first article ...
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New Opposition To MiFID II Relief Complicates Efforts By US Regulators

10/02/2017
This the first of a two part series examining US regulatory initiatives to mitigate conflicts between pending MiFID II rules unbundling research payments from execution and US regulation. Although there ...
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European Independents Fear Unbundling Effects

09/29/2017
Independent research firms in Europe have deep reservations about MiFID II’s new research inducement rules, according to a survey by trade association Euro IRP. Euro IRP said that its members ...
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Stock Correlations Fall Back to Pre-Crisis Levels

09/28/2017
As we noted in January, market conditions for stock pickers – and fundamental equity research providers – have improved as stocks are less likely to move in lock step than ...
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Research Aggregator Smartkarma Enters Europe

09/28/2017
Smartkarma, a Singapore-based research distribution platform, opened a UK office as it seeks to extend its analytic coverage from Asia to Europe.  Europe is already crowded with research aggregators, but ...
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