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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RBC’s Equities Revenues Rebounded Q1 2018 Alongside Alternative Data Initiative

02/27/2018
Royal Bank of Canada’s equities revenues fell 5.5% for its fiscal year ending October 31, 2017 but improved sharply for the fiscal first quarter ending January 31, 2018.  Separately, RBC ...
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Alternative Data Firm Geospatial Insight Launches Non-US Oil Storage Monitoring

02/27/2018
In the wake of a recent financing, UK-based satellite and aerial imagery analysis provider Geospatial Insight launched TankWatch to track oil storage facilities located in the Asia, the Middle East, ...
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2017 Hedge Fund Assets Up And Fees Down While Winton Questions Whether Hedge Fund Industry Really Exists

02/26/2018
The good news for investment research providers is that hedge fund assets increased in 2017.  The less good news is that new inflows were accompanied by lower fees.  Even more ...
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New Organization Formed To Charter Alternative Data Analysts

02/23/2018
The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, a hedge fund affiliated organization, is forming a new initiative to build an exam-based curriculum for alternative data professionals. CAIA, an accreditation organization co-founded ...
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2017 Bulge Bank Equities Down 5% in 2017 As Non-US Banks Struggle

02/23/2018
With all the major investment banks reporting, equities revenues for the largest investment banks fell 5% in 2017 after a weak fourth quarter.  Although non-US bulge banks fared better in ...
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Bulge Cash Equities Down 3% In 2017 According To Coalition

02/22/2018
Cash equities revenues for the twelve largest investment banks declined 3.2% in 2017 according to estimates from Coalition, a business intelligence provider focusing on corporate and investment banks.  The relatively ...
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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 are 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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