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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New Standard-Setting Body Establishes Alternative Data Best Practices

01/25/2018
The Investment Data Standards Organization (IDSO), a non-profit comprised of producers, distributors and users of alternative data, has launched industry best practices designed to mitigate legal and compliance risks and ...
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Paper Proposes New Approach to Assessing Data

01/24/2018
Institutional investors need to improve their ability to manage data, according to a paper co-authored by Kensho Technologies founder Daniel Nadler which argues for the development of data budgets to ...
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US Bulge Equities Revenues Sagged in Q4 2017

01/24/2018
Fourth quarter equities revenues for the five largest US investment banks fell 7% in aggregate from prior year results, and declined 11% from the prior quarter.  Equities revenues have fallen ...
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Instinet Rebuts Rumored US Research Closing By Nomura

01/23/2018
Instinet appointed a new head of US research and sales, as it sought to counteract statements made by Nomura’s CEO apparently contemplating the closure of its US research operations.   The ...
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New Paper Calls For Alternative Data Industry Standards to Mitigate Risks

01/22/2018
Legal and regulatory risks associated with alternative data are increasing along with media scrutiny as data diversity and usage grows, according to a white paper released by Integrity Research Associates.  ...
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Bellwether Research Valuations Continue to Improve in Q4 2017

01/19/2018
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 fourth ...
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Alternative Data Platform Thinknum Hires WSJ Writer To Boost Media Presence

01/18/2018
Thinknum, a NY-based firm which collects and distributes alternative data, has hired a journalist from the Wall Street Journal to develop media articles based on data collected on its platform. ...
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Evercore ISI Closed London Trading Desk As Commission Revenues Sag

01/18/2018
Evercore ISI shut its European equities trading desk two weeks after MiFID II’s advent, according to an article in Financial News. MiFID II may have been the catalyst, but Evercore ...
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Moody’s Warns MiFID II Negative For European Asset Managers

01/17/2018
Moody's Investors Service said MiFID II would be ‘credit negative’ for the European asset management industry, pressuring profits and forcing more industry consolidation. The report cited an estimate from consulting ...
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Secretive Short Research Causes South African Market Turmoil

01/17/2018
Short ideas specialist Viceroy Research, comprised of three anonymous analysts in New York, has helped to puncture the valuation of one of South Africa’s prominent companies and is now creating ...
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