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:


Alternative Data Sceptic AQR Outlines Limitations of AI

AQR, one of the leading quant hedge funds with $226 billion in AUM, released a white paper discussing the application of machine learning to asset management which, although hopeful that ...

Alt Data Vendor Eagle Alpha Adds Jobs Data

Alternative data intermediary Eagle Alpha now offers job listing data for 1700 US companies through its analytics platform.  At the same time, it partnered with law firm Lowenstein Sandler to ...
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Fewer Banks Among the Top Economic Forecasters According to FocusEconomics

Investment bank representation among the most accurate macroeconomic forecasters is waning, as shown in the awards calculated annually by research aggregator FocusEconomics.  Over the last four years, the number of ...

Nasdaq Distributes CryptoCompare Data Through Quandl

Six months after acquiring Quandl, Nasdaq is adding cryptocurrency pairs data sourced from London-based CryptoCompare in a distribution deal that was first rumored to be completed last fall.  The move ...
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Research Boutique Launches AI Text-Crawling Platform

Hong Kong-based Real Estate Foresight, an independent research provider focused on China housing markets, has spun off a separate business which markets a cloud-based multi-language text collection engine which offers ...

1010data Reduces Latency of Transaction Data

Alternative data vendor 1010data launched enhancements to its credit and debit card transaction data, cutting the lag in receiving the data from 6 days to 3 days.  The move is ...
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Credit Suisse Veterans Form New Venture Offering White Labeled Corporate Access

As new European regulations disrupt the corporate access landscape, two former Credit Suisse corporate access professionals launched an independent corporate access vendor offering banks an outsourced solution to an increasing ...

Commcise Releases Research Pricing Application for Sell-Side

Commcise, a commission management provider which has been expanding its research evaluation tools, is launching a new solution designed to help brokers manage their fees associated with research.  The move, ...

London Stock Exchange Acquires ESG Rating Agency, Beyond Ratings

London Stock Exchange Group has purchased Paris-based Beyond Ratings, a credit rating agency which focuses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.  The LSE plans to market the firm’s ESG ...

SEC Points Towards Market Solutions in the US to Resolve MIFID II Conflict

The following is a guest article from Amrish Ganatra, CEO of Commcise Software Limited, a provider of commission management and research evaluation software which recently received a majority investment from ...
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