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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Expert Network FirstThought Downsizes

Expert network FirstThought recently downsized its New York staff, partially replaced by lower-cost employees in Richmond Virginia. FirstThought is funded by the principals of IR consultancy LifeSci Partners, which has ...
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Macro Boutique Absolute Strategy Research Breaks Lease

Reflecting the new post-Covid working environment, Absolute Strategy Research exercised a break clause in its multi-year lease for offices in the swank Royal Exchange building located in the heart of ...
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Has US ESG Investing Peaked?

US investors, long skeptical about sustainable investing, have more recently embraced ESG investments.  However, a new survey conducted by Schroder Investment Management suggests that US investors have been mainly chasing ...
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Forrester Names Clarity AI and EcoVadis ESG Data Leaders

Forrester Research published a report on ESG data providers which labeled emerging vendors Clarity AI and EcoVadis as top performers in the ESG data space, along with Bloomberg and S&P.   ...

Two More States Pass Data Privacy Laws

Although the US Congress may finally be getting serious about passing a national data privacy law, state-level regulations continue to proliferate.  Connecticut and Utah joined California, Colorado and Virginia in ...
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Alternative Data Provider Hatched Analytics Takes a Distinctive Approach to Transaction Data 

Dublin-based Hatched Analytics comes to transaction data with a different perspective than most suppliers of the data.  Rather than relying on credit card or point-of-sale data, it dissects each company’s ...

Two Sigma Acquires the IP of Alternative Data Software Firm Hivemind

Four years after being spun off by London-based hedge fund Winton Group, the data management software developed by Hivemind now resides with New York-based hedge fund Two Sigma.  Two Sigma ...

US Equity Commissions Resume Decline, Falling 10% in Latest Coalition Greenwich Survey

The downward trend in US equity commissions reasserted itself after a brief respite during the frenzied pandemic trading, shrinking 10.1% for the 12 months ended March 2022, according to the ...
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Rothschild’s Purchase of Redburn Follows Continued Revenue Slump

In its latest regulatory filing Redburn, one of Europe’s largest research boutiques, disclosed details about its takeover by Rothschild & Co., which is assuming majority control of the company in ...
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IRP CrossBorder Capital Revenues Fell in FY 2022 but the Firm Remains Ahead

CrossBorder Capital, a London-based independent research firm focused on capital flows, saw its turnover shrink 21% for the fiscal year ending March 2022.  Nevertheless, revenues remain 32% higher than before ...
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