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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Alternative Data Firm Prattle Launches Equity Product

09/19/2017
Sentiment analysis provider Prattle, which initially focused on gauging central bank sentiment, now analyzes earnings calls and other corporate communications from approximately 3,000 publicly traded US stocks. Prattle uses machine ...
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The Next Phase of MiFID II Will Yield Unintended Consequences

09/18/2017
The nearly universal decision by asset managers subject to MiFID II to eat research costs has numerous ramifications for investment managers, banks, independent research providers and a host of Fintech ...
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Research Funding Update: Eating Research Costs Becomes Consensus For European Asset Managers

09/18/2017
A series of announcements last week provided the tipping point for European asset managers, forcing some who previously expected to charge clients for research to change policies.  Under MiFID II, ...
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Geospatial Firm Descartes Labs Raises $30 Million

09/15/2017
Satellite imagery firm Descartes Labs closed a $30 million Series B funding round.  The financing was led by LA-based venture capital firm March Capital, with participation by the private equity ...
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Upcoming Stock Conferences – Updated 9-14-17

09/14/2017
Stock Conference Calendar added or revised these dates, events and locations. Date Event Sponsor Location Sep 12, 2017 - Sep 14, 2017 4th Annual Risk Management and Pharmacovigilance Summit Allan ...
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Research Funding Update: Four More UK Managers To Pay From P&L

09/14/2017
Four additional UK asset managers — three equity specialists and one fixed income manager -- are reportedly planning to pay for research from their own pockets when MiFID II’s unbundling ...
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Eagle Alpha Publishes Alternative Data Use Case White Paper

09/12/2017
Eagle Alpha, a Dublin-based alternative data firm, released a white paper outlining applications and case studies of alternative data. The 84-page paper includes discussions of how alternative data is used ...

Privacy Watchdogs Worry About Hedge Fund Use of Geolocation Data

09/12/2017
Organizations focused on consumer privacy are raising concerns about hedge fund use of mobile phone users’ location data, according to a recent article in Financial News. Frederike Kaltheuner, a policy officer ...
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Research Fees Update: FICC Pricing Plummets As More Firms Give Away Research

09/12/2017
This is the second of a two-part update on research pricing, covering fees for fixed income, currencies and commodities research.  The previous installment discussed equity research pricing. Even more so ...
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Can Alternative Data Boost Asset Manager Margins?

09/11/2017
Hong Kong consultancy Quinlan & Associates released a report arguing that the use of alternative data is a cure for declining asset management industry margins. Quinlan predicts that asset manager ...
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