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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Banks’ Share of Conferences Increased in 2020 As Virtual Conferences Dominated

Investment banks reduced the number of conferences they sponsored by 6% in 2020 yet gained share as the overall number of conferences dropped 21% during the pandemic, according to data ...
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Expert Network AlphaSights Continues to Fly High

London-based expert network AlphaSights grew over 30% in 2019 even as its revenues surpassed $200 million, according to its latest regulatory filings.  By maintaining a solid level of profitability in ...

Auerbach Grayson Sold to Indonesian Bank

As befits Auerbach Grayson’s emerging markets focus, majority ownership of the New York-based broker passed from an Egyptian bank to one based in Jakarta, PT MNC Kapital Indonesia.  Auerbach Grayson’s ...
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Despite Fanfare, COVID-19 Was No Boon to Alternative Data

We included additional companies in our alternative data growth indices but the 2020 story didn't change – the environment for alternative data has stagnated for over a year, judging by ...
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2020 Regulatory Review: Hiatus in Privacy Legislation but Greater Scrutiny of Alternative Data

The US Congress came close to passing federal data privacy legislation while members prompted an investigation of transaction provider Yodlee Envestnet for privacy violations.  US regulators began inspecting alternative data ...
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2020 Review: ESG Data and Expert Networks Fueled Much M&A Activity

 This is the second of a two-part review of 2020 M&A transactions in the investment research and alternative data space.  The first installment covered overall activity and alternative data deals. ...
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2020 Review: M&A Activity Eased Somewhat During Covid-19

This is the first of a two-part review of 2020 M&A activity in the investment research and alternative data space.  The second installment will cover more details, focusing on transactions ...

Data Platform Knoema Receives Investment from Snowflake While Being Acquired

Having absorbed alternative data aggregator Adaptive Management earlier this year, Knoema, a data platform with over 1,500 sources, was purchased by a holding company founded by former Guggenheim Partners executives.  ...

European Regulators Call for Regulation of ESG Data

French and Dutch regulators proposed new regulations to improve the transparency of how ESG data is collected and ESG ratings are calculated.  The move follows consolidation in the industry, with ...
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Research Aggregator RSRCHXchange Expands Losses After Acquisition by Liquidnet

RSRCHXchange, which labels itself ‘The Research Aggregator and Marketplace’, saw losses grow during 2019 as revenues failed to materialize, according to regulatory filings.  Despite the desultory results, Liquidnet continues to ...
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