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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Evercore ISI Revenues Down 13% In Q1 2018

04/26/2018
Evercore blamed a “shrinking research wallet” for its first quarter 2018 fall in commission revenues, which were down 13.4% from last year’s first quarter and down 24% from the previous ...
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Fed Study Endorses Satellite Imagery For Economic Forecasting

04/26/2018
A recent report by Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City researchers found that night illumination data improved predictions of US export growth and speculated that the utility of the data ...
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Expert Network Guidepoint Grows Recruiting by 37%

04/25/2018
Guidepoint Global LLC, the second largest US-based expert network, is continuing its hiring spree with fifty-five open positions listed on its website, a 37.5% increase over the forty we examined ...
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Autonomous Forecasts $40+ Billion Savings Automating Research and Portfolio Management

04/25/2018
Autonomous Research, a UK-based independent research firm specializing in the financial sector, released a report on artificial intelligence’s impact on financial services predicting that the investment management industry will achieve ...
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Research Fees Update: Research Pricing Remains Opaque Post-MiFID II

04/24/2018
With the exception of low-ball subscriptions for ‘marketing chum’ written research, MiFID II has not changed the way research is priced all that much.  Most banks are quoting custom fees ...
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Richard Jenrette Has Passed, Will Institutional Research Pass Also?

04/24/2018
There is a certain closure in the passing of Richard Jenrette this past weekend at the age of 89.  Jenrette along with his co-founders William Donaldson and Dan Lufkin established ...
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Deutsche Bank Was Top Conference Sponsor in Q1 2018

04/23/2018
Deutsche Bank was the leading sponsor of investment conferences in the first quarter of 2018, edging out Citibank and JP Morgan, according to investor relations platform provider Virtua.  London’s popularity ...
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European Boutiques Ask For Exemption From MiFID II Rules

04/20/2018
Arguing that “the current market for research under MiFID II is not functioning effectively,” the trade organization representing European independent research providers is requesting that European regulators exclude independents from ...
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US Bulge Equities Revenues Surged 32% in Q1 2018

04/19/2018
Happy days were here again for the top US investment banks as first quarter equities revenues attained levels not seen since the financial crisis.  Equities revenues increased by nearly a ...
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Singapore Exchange Beefs Up In-House Research Staff

04/19/2018
The Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), which was one of the first exchanges to pay research providers for coverage of listed companies, has been adding staff to produce reports on firms ...
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