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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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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Alternative Data Firm Exante Data To Launch Capital Flow Service

09/27/2017
Exante Data, the alternative data affiliate of currency research firm Exante Advisors, will be launching a new capital flows product in the coming weeks which expands on the Chinese capital ...
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State Street Launches Research Management Solution

09/27/2017
State Street added to the increasingly crowded research management solution (RMS) space with a new offering designed to improve consumption of investment research.  The product, an outgrowth of machine learning ...
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Jefferies Reports Solid Third Quarter Equities Results

09/26/2017
Jefferies Group LLC, the investment-banking unit of Leucadia National Corp which reports earlier than its rivals, garnered $176.8 million in equities revenues for the third quarter 2017 period ending August.  ...
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Research Funding Update: Four More European Managers Eat Research Costs

09/26/2017
Four additional asset managers announced their decisions to pay for research from their resources, the largest being HSBC Asset Management.  Meanwhile Fidelity International continued to temporize and global asset managers ...
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The Great MiFID II Reshuffle: What is “Quality” Research and How to Produce More of It Despite the Squeeze on Budgets?

09/25/2017
The following is a guest article by Jack Kokko, Founder and CEO of AlphaSense, creators of an AI-powered search engine. With the effective date of MiFID II around the corner, ...
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Asset Managers Opt Out Of MiFID II Research Procurement Rules

09/22/2017
One of the regulatory selling points of the new research inducement rules under MiFID II was that they would improve transparency around the purchase of third party research.  However, the ...
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Crédit Agricole CIB Slashes Fixed Income Research Fees Nearly 90%

09/21/2017
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank dramatically reduced the subscription cost of its Macro and FICC research from €170,000 ($200,000) to €20,000 ($24,000).  At the same time it simplified its ...
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Fintech Macro Platform ClearMacro Ingests Alternative Data

09/21/2017
Investment strategy platform ClearMacro incorporates sentiment data and other signals from third party data providers into its quantitative approach to asset allocation.   Although not a distributor of alternative data, it ...
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Exane’s Revenues Fell in 2016 Despite Extel Success

09/20/2017
Exane SA’s London affiliate, Exane Limited, which represents the bulk of its cash equities business, suffered falling revenues in 2016 even though it was one of the top three providers ...
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