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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Alternative Data Firm Geospatial Insight Launches New Modeling Initiative

10/30/2018
UK-based satellite and aerial imagery analysis provider Geospatial Insight hired a senior MATLAB quant to lead a new GeoFinance service designed to model how geographic contingencies such as natural disasters ...
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Third Bridge: MiFID II Positive for Expert Networks

10/29/2018
The following is a Q&A with Third Bridge CEO Emmanuel Tahar, who co-founded the firm with Rodolphe de Hemptinne in 2007.  Third Bridge is one of the fastest growing expert ...
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Spending on Alternative Data Increases

10/26/2018
Spending patterns on alternative data are beginning to rival outlays for traditional data, according to a recent survey by Dataminr.  Alternative data usage was prevalent among buy-side participants in the ...
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Jefferies Signs South African Research Distribution Deal

10/25/2018
Jefferies, one of the larger mid-tier investment banks, announced a research distribution agreement with Johannesburg-based SBG Securities, a subsidiary of Standard Bank Group.  This deal marks the eleventh research distribution ...
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State Street Global Advisors Launches More Kensho ETFs

10/24/2018
State Street Global Advisors, sponsor of the popular SPDR series of ETFs, initiated three additional SPDR ETFs based on indices developed by alternative data firm Kensho Technologies. The three new ...
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Capital Economics Revenues Grew 8% in 2017 Despite MiFID II Headwinds

10/24/2018
Capital Economics, Ltd., a leading London-based economics research firm, reported positive results for results for 2017, expressing optimism that the firm will weather MiFID II’s impact.  The company also discussed ...
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Commission Management Provider Commcise Adds Research Procurement Tools

10/23/2018
London-based commission management software provider Commcise launched a new contract management module designed to help asset managers manage and value research consumption. The new module is adapted to the wide ...
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French Independent AlphaValue Launches Crowdfunding Site

10/19/2018
Paris-based AlphaValue, a leading European independent research firm which has embraced various business models, launched new website branded ‘Slice by AlphaValue’ which allows investors to ‘co-finance’ coverage for specific stocks.  ...
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Just How Big Is Alternative Data Spending?

10/19/2018
Financial services consultant Aite Group estimates asset manager spending on alternative data at $544 million in 2018, up 22% from an estimated $446 million in 2017, in a report released ...
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Q3 US Bulge Equities Revenues Up 8% While Easing Further Sequentially

10/18/2018
Equities revenues of the largest US banks slid 15% sequentially in the third quarter of 2018 yet they remained 8% above last year’s results.  Goldman Sachs regained the second-place position ...
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