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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French Independent AlphaValue Launches Crowdfunding Site

Paris-based AlphaValue, a leading European independent research firm which has embraced various business models, launched new website branded ‘Slice by AlphaValue’ which allows investors to ‘co-finance’ coverage for specific stocks.  ...

Just How Big Is Alternative Data Spending?

Financial services consultant Aite Group estimates asset manager spending on alternative data at $544 million in 2018, up 22% from an estimated $446 million in 2017, in a report released ...
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Q3 US Bulge Equities Revenues Up 8% While Easing Further Sequentially

Equities revenues of the largest US banks slid 15% sequentially in the third quarter of 2018 yet they remained 8% above last year’s results.  Goldman Sachs regained the second-place position ...

Alternative Data Researcher M Science Enhances Flagship Video Game Data

M Science, the alternative data research provider originally known as Majestic Research, added video game viewership data from Twitch to its recently released analytic platform, M Data Viz, further strengthening ...
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Despite MiFID II, UK Trading Costs Higher in Q2 2018

European commission rates stabilized in the second quarter of 2018 after the initial dislocation of shifting all trading to execution-only in the first quarter of 2018 as MiFID II took ...

Market Profile Theorems Shows Top Buy Recommendation Performance For 3 Years Ending 9-30-18

The top performing equity research buy recommendations for the three-year period ending September 30, 2018 came from quantitative boutique Market Profile Theorems, according to performance information collected by Investars, a ...

Bernstein Buying Autonomous Research?

UK-based financial services boutique Autonomous Research is rumored to be selling to Alliance Bernstein for $110 million, according to an article in Financial News.  A deal would have strategic benefits ...

Raymond James Exits European Research

Raymond James is selling its European equity research operations to Frankfurt-based MainFirst Bank, as post-MiFID II consolidation continues. MainFirst Bank AG announced it is acquiring the European institutional brokerage business ...

Ho-hum, Another Institutional Investor All-American Beauty Pageant

As with the latest Extel survey in Europe, the 2018 Institutional Investor All-American Research Rankings show only minor changes in the research pecking order.  II’s lead article had the appropriate ...

Cuebiq Launches AI-Driven Analytics Platform

Alternative data firm Cuebiq, which specializes in geolocation data, launched a new platform named Clara to facilitate analysis of its data. Cuebiq’s platform offers three modules: ‘Analytics’ which benchmarks competitive ...
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