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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New Geospatial Firm Granular Developing Satellite-Driven Economic Indices

08/17/2018
Startup geospatial analysis firm Granular.ai is hoping to challenge Spaceknow’s economic indicators as it seeks to capitalize on growing demand for near-time metrics. The firm is beginning to market the ...
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Can Berenberg Crack the US Nut?

08/16/2018
Berenberg, a Hamburg-based private bank, successfully expanded its European equities business as it has focused its resources in London. Post-MiFID II, it is now targeting the US which will be ...
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Recent Research Hiring

08/15/2018
There is a paucity of research hiring -- other than for expert networks and alternative data -- so we have rounded up recruiting and layoff news since our last review ...
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Geospatial Data Firm Spire Global Challenges Planet Labs

08/15/2018
Spire Global, a vertically integrated geospatial data company, recently signed launch agreements with European space launcher Arianespace as it expands its constellations of wine bottle-sized cubesats to rival competitor Planet ...
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Survey: Alternative Data Still Relatively Nascent

08/14/2018
Buy-side alternative data budgets average just under $1 million as spending has nearly doubled in the last year, according to a recent survey by Greenwich Associates.  Web-scraped data is the ...
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Euro IRP Surveys Research Pricing

08/14/2018
In an effort to inject more transparency into a very opaque market for research post-MiFID II, the second annual survey conducted by trade association Euro IRP sought to establish research ...
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European Independents Renew Call for Regulatory Intervention

08/13/2018
In a second annual survey conducted by trade association Euro IRP, the majority of members agreed that regulators should respond urgently to ‘predatory pricing’ by investment banks.  Despite this, the ...
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Nomura Equities Revenues No Longer Slow and Steady

08/10/2018
Nomura reported that its equity revenues for the quarter ending June 30 2018 fell 6.8% to ¥54.5 billion (US$491 million) from ¥58.5 billion (US$527 million) the previous year.  Until this ...
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Former Credit Suisse Exec Buys Indie Research Distributor

08/10/2018
One month after purchasing a macro boutique, Credit Suisse’s former head of its Asian equity and fixed income markets business has acquired IND-X Advisors Ltd, a Hong Kong-based company that ...
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New Kensho ETFs Illustrate Joys & Frustrations of Passive Product

08/09/2018
Three ETFs based on indices developed by AI researcher Kensho Technologies, recently acquired by S&P Global, are slowly gaining assets – and income to the sponsors.  The new products demonstrate ...
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