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:


ESG Researcher RepRisk Discloses Methodology as IOSCO Finalizes Guidelines

Zurich-based ESG research firm RepRisk released its ESG ratings methodology the same day that international security regulators finalized their ESG ratings disclosure recommendations.  Although regulation of ESG ratings is on ...
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Expert Network Guidepoint Ramps Up Hiring as Growth Accelerates

Leading expert network Guidepoint is recruiting new staff at a level 2.5x higher than before the pandemic as it expands internationally and invests in new capabilities.  Although the firm is ...
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MSCI ESG Research Supercharges Growth, Diversifies Beyond Ratings

During a 2019 earnings call, MSCI CEO Henry Fernandez said, “We cannot spend enough on ESG.”  Investment in ESG remains a priority for the firm as its ESG research unit ...

McKinsey: Active Equity Managers Failed to Deliver During Pandemic

The market uncertainties during the height of the Covid-19 crisis provided a golden opportunity for active equity managers to shine as consumption patterns changed radically, generating new opportunities to create ...

Web Traffic Provider Similarweb Acquires Mobile Data Provider Embee Mobile

Leading web traffic data provider Similarweb announced its second acquisition since going public in May 2021.  Its latest purchase is mobile data provider Embee Mobile, which maintains an opt-in panel ...

Fast-growing Expert Network Dialectica Takes Roundabout Route to US

In the post-Covid environment, up-and-coming expert network Dialectica is seeking to grow its US presence by hiring staff in Canada.  The firm’s location strategy is an extension of its success ...

Credit Suisse Hits its Equities Unit Hard

Credit Suisse’s strategic overhaul, engineered by its new Chairman Antonio Horta-Osorio, refocuses its cash equities unit as a servant to wealth management and investment banking.  With the demise of the ...

Expert Network Industry Nears $2 Billion

Expert networks, which specialize in connecting users to industry experts, are estimated to have grown their revenues over 20% in 2021 as the industry flourishes in the after-effects of Covid-19, ...

Ninth Circuit Appears Skeptical (Still) of LinkedIn’s Case Against hiQ

Its original ruling having been vacated by the US Supreme Court, the San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals once again heard oral arguments in the hiQ Labs Inc v ...

All-America Research Rankings: Are They Worth the Effort?

In the zero-sum game of the 2021 Institutional Investor All-America rankings, four firms gained 4 or more ranked analysts while three brokers shed 4 or more.  The top six brokers ...
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