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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Stifel Equity Revenues Down 14% In 2017

02/21/2018
Stifel Financial’s equity brokerage revenues fell 14% in 2017 to $200 million from $232 million in 2016, and is down 20% from the 2014 peak of $250 million. In its ...
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Research Aggregator Smartkarma Adds High Touch Services

02/21/2018
Smartkarma, a Singapore-based research distribution platform which has been expanding in Europe and the US, launched a new premium level of service which facilitates corporate access, analyst access and financial ...
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Indie Research Sales Agent Sidesteps MiFID II Woes By Targeting Hedge Funds

02/20/2018
Although not immune to MiFID II challenges, London-based sales agent Ed Blad is finding that hedge funds’ appetite for independent research is largely unaffected by the new regulations, in contrast ...
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Corporate Access Platform Ingage Partners With US IR Firm

02/20/2018
London-based ingage, an early entrant seeking to create direct engagements between corporates and institutional investors thereby circumventing investment banks, has launched a joint service with US IR consulting firm Taylor ...
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Frontier Strategy Group Acquires Ducker Worldwide, Adding Market Research

02/16/2018
Frontier Strategy Group, an emerging markets research firm which offers an expert network, is acquiring Ducker Worldwide, a Michigan-based market research and consulting firm.  Terms were not disclosed. For now, ...
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Cowen’s Brokerage Revenues Up 51% In 2017 Yet Priority Will Be Restructuring

02/15/2018
Cowen Group, a mid-sized NY investment bank, reported increasing brokerage revenues, primarily reflecting its acquisition of Convergex.  However, profit pressures will focus Cowen management on improving the firm’s cost structure, ...
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Boutique Lazarus Partnership Narrows Focus Post-MiFID II (But Has Other Businesses For Support)

02/15/2018
UK-based independent research provider Lazarus Partnership is shedding its sector analysts, blaming a worsening environment for research under MiFID II.  However, Lazarus Partnership is just one facet of a diversified ...
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Despite 2017 Revenue Decline, Bernstein Research Remains Optimistic

02/14/2018
AllianceBernstein reported that Bernstein Research revenues fell 6% for both the fourth quarter and the full year 2017.  Nevertheless, management appeared sanguine about Bernstein's MiFID II prospects during its fourth ...
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Euromoney Makes Tidy Profit Unloading Economic Data Unit

02/14/2018
Euromoney Institutional Investor is selling its business that collects economic data on emerging markets to CITIC’s private equity unit and Caixin Global for $180.5 million. Although the sale price generates ...

ISS Acquires EVA Dimensions After ESG Success

02/13/2018
Proxy advisor Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) acquired EVA Dimensions LLC, a provider of cash-flow based analysis of corporate performance, for an undisclosed sum.  The purchase follows ISS’s integration of ESG ...
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