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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Large Asset Managers Hiring In-House Corporate Access Managers

07/17/2018
Although a recent Ipreo survey indicated that over two-thirds of issuers still mainly use banks for their access to investors, recent job postings by Wellington Management and Fidelity Investments suggest ...
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SEC Issues Warning on Best Execution and Soft Dollars

07/16/2018
The SEC’s inspections unit issued a ‘Risk Alert’ summarizing the most common deficiencies pertaining to best execution and soft dollars that its staff has cited in the wake of investment ...
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Prattle’s Earnings Sentiment Analysis Gets Widely Copied

07/13/2018
Pity alternative data firm Prattle, which now finds UBS and CB Insights appropriating the methodology it developed for gauging earnings call sentiment for their own use.  Such is the growing ...
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Latest MiFID II Guidance Fails to Bring Relief to Independent Boutiques

07/13/2018
Despite lobbying by independent boutiques, new guidance from European regulators ignored requests for exemptions from MiFID II strictures for research providers which do not have trading desks or offer investment ...
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Alternative Data Firm Predata Launches Two-Tier Analytics Platform

07/12/2018
Predata, an alternative data research firm that uses social media to predict geopolitical risk, upgraded its analytics platform, allowing it to offer entry-level and advanced price points. The firm enhanced ...
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Research Management Vendor KiteEdge To Launch Enterprise Search For Asset Managers

07/12/2018
UK startup KiteEdge, which is building an enterprise search solution tailored for asset managers, has launched an industry initiative to improve the way research is indexed and categorized.  Although the ...
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Alternative Data Researcher M Science Applies Machine Learning To Transaction Data

07/11/2018
M Science, the alternative data research provider originally known as Majestic Research, launched a machine learning product which analyzes credit and debit card transaction data.   The new capability enhances its ...
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Kepler Cheuvreux Rebalances Ownership

07/10/2018
In a validation of its symbiotic business model, Paris-based Kepler Cheuvreux restructured its ownership as former Barclays head Bob Diamond and Swiss private bank Edmond de Rothschild purchased shares held ...
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Credit Suisse Exec Buys Macro Indie Firm Asianomics

07/10/2018
Credit Suisse’s former co-head of its Asian equity and fixed income markets business has acquired macro boutique Asianomics Group as a first step in establishing a new Asian independent research ...
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Geospatial Analysis Firm Ursa Space Systems Raises $5.45 Million

07/09/2018
Ursa Space Systems, a geospatial big data company, closed $5.45 million of a $5.7 million equity private placement, according to a recent Form D filing.  Separately, the firm partnered with ...
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