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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Carnegie Top-Ranked Nordic Research House in 2017

01/08/2018
Stockholm-based Carnegie Securities had the highest ranked research and advisory services across the four Nordic countries in 2017 according to institutional investor surveys conducted by Kantar Sifo Prospera.  Nordea Markets ...
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State Street Global Advisors Launches Kensho ETFs

01/05/2018
State Street Global Advisors, sponsor of the popular SPDR series of ETFs, initiated three SPDR ETFs based on indices developed by alternative data firm Kensho Technologies. The three new ETFs, ...
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Research Funding Update: Last Minute Scramble Narrows Gap Between P&L Assets and Status Quo

01/05/2018
Numerous European asset managers held out until the MiFID II deadline before deciding to absorb research costs. The largest European asset manager – Amundi which manages €1.4 trillion ($1.7 trillion) ...
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New Energy Research Boutique Formed

01/04/2018
Two energy analysts from New Orleans-based Coker & Palmer have started an energy research boutique focused mainly on renewable energy. San Francisco-based Ampac Energy & Technology Research was co-founded by ...
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2017 Review: MiFID II Drives Research Industry M&A

01/03/2018
MiFID II precipitated much of 2017’s M&A activity, as European banks merged or folded their equities businesses and startups hoping to prosper from MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions raised capital ...
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FinTech Firm Sentieo Recruits ETF.Com CEO As COO

01/03/2018
Financial data platform Sentieo, launched last year, hired as its new Chief Operating Officer the CEO of ETF.com which was recently acquired by Bats Global Markets (now part of CBOE). ...
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2017 Review: Alternative Data Flourishes

01/02/2018
Alternative data—information derived from non-traditional sources used by the investment community—proliferated during the year as existing providers added new product and new firms entered the space.  Private equity firms readily ...
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Thai Brokerage Firm Outsources Research Distribution to Smartkarma

12/29/2017
Thai brokerage Country Group Securities has outsourced its equities research distribution to research aggregator Smartkarma while hiring independent research boutique A. Stotz Research to expand its local market equity research ...
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2017 Review: Other Regulatory

12/28/2017
Although MiFID II dominated the 2017 regulatory landscape (see our analysis of MiFID II’s successes and failures), other regulatory and legal developments during the year had import for investment research. ...
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7Park Data Adds Application Usage Data

12/28/2017
7Park Data, an alternative data analytics provider, expanded its product tracking smartphone application downloads and related revenues using proprietary models the firm developed. The new capabilities, which enhance the firm’s ...
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