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:

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2018 Bulge Bank Equities Up 10% Despite MiFID II

With all the major investment banks reporting, equities revenues for the largest investment banks grew 10.1% in 2018 despite a weak fourth quarter.  For US banks in particular, increased trading ...
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MoffettNathanson Loses Consumer Team As Evercore ISI Rebounds

After hiring a new research director last November, Evercore ISI wooed back two senior consumer analysts who had defected to MoffettNathanson in 2017, signaling that Evercore ISI is stabilizing despite ...

Survey: European Asset Managers Judge MiFID II As Failure

In the first European-wide survey of asset managers since MiFID II was instituted, the CFA Institute found that a majority of investment managers in all areas of the EU believe ...

Alternative Data Firm Second Measure Receives $20 Million Funding

Transaction data specialist Second Measure closed a $20 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs and Bessemer Venture Partners and joined by Citi Ventures.  Jefferies Financial Group was a ...
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SEC Receives Few Comments on MiFID II Research Unbundling

The US Securities and Exchange Commission received only five comment letters in response to its request for input whether to extend relief for cash payments made to US banks for ...
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02/14/2019, a leading web scraping tool provider, acquired Connotate, an early entrant into the space. Terms were not announced.  The purchase firmly establishes as the leader in the web ...

Trahan Seeks Revenge on Cornerstone Macro

Former Cornerstone Macro partner François Trahan, ousted by the firm's three other partners in June 2018, filed a lawsuit intended to deal his former firm a world of hurt.  Trahan’s ...

Quantitative Macro Firm Quant Insight Releases New Product Through Euronext

London-based macroeconomic research firm Quant Insight launched a new service in partnership with Euronext.  Euronext positioned the new service as alternative data, promising to add more alternative data sources in ...
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Janus Henderson: Watchful Waiting on Absorbing US Research Costs

During Janus Henderson’s most recent earnings call, company management said it was taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to absorbing research costs in the US. In a call last week, ...

Lazard Adds AI Team

Lazard Asset Management announced it was building an artificial intelligence capability as part of its alternative investments unit.   Although the new team is a baby step for Lazard, it is ...
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