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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Cowen’s Kyber Signs Exclusive License for Alternative Data on Marijuana

12/05/2018
Cowen Inc., a mid-sized NY investment bank, expanded an existing relationship with Headset, a business intelligence provider to cannabis companies, making its alternative data subsidiary the sole distributor of Headset’s ...
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Quandl Cashes Out

12/04/2018
Nasdaq announced it has acquired Quandl, Inc, a leading provider of alternative and core financial data.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Toronto-based Quandl will be an easy fit ...
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Big Firms Spend Large on AI and Alternative Data

12/04/2018
Large asset managers are spending around $10 million a year on artificial intelligence and alternative data according to a survey by Element22, a financial services consultant focused on data.  The ...
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French Attack MiFID II Research Unbundling Provisions

12/03/2018
Here’s a delicious irony: Brexit will allow Europe to throw off the yoke of burdensome UK regulation – in this case research unbundling rules imposed by UK regulators while MiFID ...
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Research Funding Update: Rumors About US Asset Managers Reimbursing Research Costs

11/30/2018
US brokers are buzzing with rumors about US managers considering reimbursing research costs globally.  So far, apart from a handful of US managers led by Massachusetts Financial Services (MFS), most ...
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UBS Tops Global Equities Research Rankings Again While JP Morgan Still Best Overall

11/29/2018
UBS was ranked the top global equity research firm for a second year in a row while JP Morgan reprised as the top overall research firm (including fixed income research) ...
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IRP Sales Agent Financial Research Solutions Relaunches as Research Alliance

11/28/2018
Financial Research Solutions, a leading business development agent for independent research boutiques, initiated a campaign to promote independent research to the buy-side.  At the same time, the firm has restructured ...
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Unregulated Cryptocurrency Research Often Purchased But Not Disclosed

11/28/2018
In the wild west of cryptocurrencies, it is common practice for issuers to buy positive coverage, according to a Reuters special report.  Nevertheless, we are documenting increasing institutional quality research ...
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New Chinese Geospatial Firm TerraQuanta Joins Fray

11/27/2018
Despite an increasingly crowded field of firms offering geospatial analysis, Chengdu-based TerraQuanta has begun offering agricultural analysis, primarily focused on the Chinese market. The company launched TerraFuture which covers more ...
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Liberum Potentially in Play

11/27/2018
UK small cap broker Liberum is said to be in talks to be purchased by Macquarie for up to £100 million according to an article in Financial News.  Liberum management ...
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