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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Research Fees Update: Pricing Negotiations Will Not Be Finalized By MiFID II Deadline

12/13/2017
European fee negotiations for research continue apace but it is increasingly clear that most European asset managers will not have research fees locked in by January 3rd. Larger asset managers ...
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Piper Jaffray Hires Tech Analyst From Stephens

12/12/2017
Piper Jaffray, a prominent US mid-tier investment bank, hired a semiconductor analyst from Stephens, Inc.  Harsh Kumar joined as a senior research analyst, having spent nearly six years at Stephens ...
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Research Funding Update: Majority of European Managers Fund From P&L While Assets Tell Different Tale

12/12/2017
The majority of long-only European asset managers plan to eat research costs but small UK managers continue to defy the trend by explicitly charging clients for research, demonstrating the extreme ...
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Crowd-sourced Estimize Turns Profitable and Hires CFO/COO

12/11/2017
Estimize, a crowd-sourced financial estimates platform, hired the CFO of expert network Coleman Research as the firm says it is now profitable.  The move is a part of a trend ...
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High Yield Specialist Lucror Analytics Hires Citi Analyst

12/08/2017
Credit research firm Lucror Analytics recruited a London-based analyst as its expands its European coverage despite dislocations caused by MiFID II. Umair Javed joined as Senior Credit Analyst in the ...
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BCA Research Spinoff Alpine Macro Seeks Return to Roots

12/07/2017
Former BCA Research veterans have formed a new macro research firm focused on the research methodology at the original core of Bank Credit Analyst: capital flows and liquidity trends. Tony ...
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D.A. Davidson Recruits Sixth New Analyst This Year

12/06/2017
Montana-based investment bank D.A. Davidson & Co continues to expand its research offering with a software analyst from JMP Securities. Rishi Jaluria joined the firm to cover the software sector, ...
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Optimism, Pessimism and MIFID II: How Unbundling Will Reduce Research Skepticism

12/06/2017
Research unbundling under MiFID II will accentuate a broader media trend toward increased vulnerability to PR manipulation and fake news stories, according to recent thought pieces by Jamie Davis, co-founder ...
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Natixis and Oddo Plan to Merge Cash Equities Units

12/05/2017
French bank Natixis and Franco-German investment bank Oddo BHF Securities are reportedly in discussions about merging their equities units as research unbundling provisions under MiFID II are slated to take ...
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Euromoney Economic Research Units Suffer MiFID II Malaise

12/05/2017
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, parent of BCA Research and Ned Davis Research (NDR), reported that revenues for its business unit comprising the two economic research firms were down 3% for ...
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