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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Transaction Data Provider Yodlee Hit by Lawsuit

Leading transaction data provider Envestnet Yodlee is the subject of a $100 million lawsuit from a former software partner claiming infringement of its intellectual property rights.  Although the lawsuit may ...

Smartkarma Launches Corporate Access Product

Nearly a year and a half after launching its first corporate access pilot, Smartkarma officially launched its Corporate Solutions service targeted to corporate investor relations teams.  The move is designed ...

Study Finds Link Between TruValue Labs ESG Data & Credit Risk

After a Harvard study found TruValue Labs’ ESG data had alpha, a Wharton study found that certain ESG risk factors it tracks are correlated with credit risk.  The findings reinforce ...
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Q2 2019 Bulge Bank Equities Results: Deutsche Folds While Others Hang In

With all the major investment banks reporting, equities revenues for the ten largest equities franchises fell nearly 9% in the second quarter to $11.2 billion from $12.4 billion a year ...

Fundamental Research Corp. Shows Top Buy Recommendation Performance For 3 Years Ending 6-30-19

The top performing equity research buy recommendations for the three-year period ending June 30, 2019 came from issuer-paid research provider Fundamental Research Corporation, according to performance information collected by Investars, ...

Alt Data Vendor Eagle Alpha Raises $2.4 Million

Not to be outdone by London rival Neudata which recently raised $1 million, Dublin-based Eagle Alpha raised $2.4 million as it seeks to expand its alternative data offerings and target ...

CFRA Acquires ETF Data Provider First Bridge Data

CFRA, an independent research boutique which purchased Standard & Poor’s equity research business, is buying an ETF data provider, First Bridge Data LLC.  The move deepens CFRA’s commitment to the ...

LSE’s Purchase of Refinitiv Part of Data Makeover

The London Stock Exchange’s valuation of Refinitiv signals its determination to diversify away from transaction fees as cash equities markets continue to sour.  Like quantamental investing and alternative data, the ...
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Indie Researcher AlphaValue Gets Investment from Baader Bank

After extolling its relationship with AlphaValue, Baader Helvea, a mid-tier German investment bank, made a minority investment in the Paris-based independent research firm.  The move is one more example of ...
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As Q2 2019 US Bulge Equities Revenues Slide, Citi Downsizes

Equities revenues for the largest US banks continued to decline in the second quarter, as their clients shrugged off buoyant stock prices.  Anticipating further market corrections ahead, Citigroup began downsizing ...
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