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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Credit Suisse Veterans Form New Venture Offering White Labeled Corporate Access

As new European regulations disrupt the corporate access landscape, two former Credit Suisse corporate access professionals launched an independent corporate access vendor offering banks an outsourced solution to an increasing ...

Commcise Releases Research Pricing Application for Sell-Side

Commcise, a commission management provider which has been expanding its research evaluation tools, is launching a new solution designed to help brokers manage their fees associated with research.  The move, ...

London Stock Exchange Acquires ESG Rating Agency, Beyond Ratings

London Stock Exchange Group has purchased Paris-based Beyond Ratings, a credit rating agency which focuses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.  The LSE plans to market the firm’s ESG ...

SEC Points Towards Market Solutions in the US to Resolve MIFID II Conflict

The following is a guest article from Amrish Ganatra, CEO of Commcise Software Limited, a provider of commission management and research evaluation software which recently received a majority investment from ...

Liquidnet Buys Prattle to Attract PMs and Analysts

Three weeks after its announced acquisition of RSRCHXchange, Liquidnet, a leading institutional trading network, purchased sentiment analysis provider Prattle as it seeks to increase its AI and alternative data offerings.  ...
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Startup Applies Alternative Data to Credit Analysis

Oslo-based applies machine learning to a broad selection of data to extract insights on private companies.  The firm’s primary focus is to monitor the creditworthiness of SMEs for bank ...

2019 Extel Research Results Belie MiFID II Unbundling Turmoil

The first Extel survey after a full year of MiFID II showed little change in the European brokerage pecking order.  Exane BNP Paribas retained the top spot as the leading ...

Alternative Data Researcher M Science Partners with Website Data Provider

M Science, the pioneer alternative data research provider originally known as Majestic Research,  announced an exclusive data partnership with, a Netherlands-based provider of data on technologies used to power ...
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Web Traffic Data Provider SimilarWeb Targets Financial Sector

SimilarWeb, an alternative data provider specializing in web traffic trends, launched applications focused on companies and market segments as it seeks to expand its usage within private equity, hedge funds ...

Investment Data Standards Organization Releases Web Crawling Best Practices

The Investment Data Standards Organization (IDSO), a non-profit consortium of alternative data industry practitioners, released draft web crawling best practice standards for industry review.  Meanwhile a seminal court case that ...
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