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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Report: Expert Networks Are Key Part of the Gig Economy

05/29/2018
Policy firm Civic Enterprises released a report arguing that the expert network industry is an important component of the growing freelance economy, differing from firms like Lyft or Uber in ...
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Geolocation Data Firm Cuebiq Raises Additional $27 Million

05/25/2018
Alternative data firm Cuebiq, which specializes in geolocation data, recently closed a $27 million Series B funding round, bringing its total funding to $33 million. The capital raise was co-led ...
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iSentium Targeting Traders After Recruiting New President

05/25/2018
After hiring the former head of Bloomberg Tradebook, sentiment data provider iSentium looks to rejuvenate its business with trading desks and the buy-side generally. Ray Tierney, who previously headed Bloomberg’s ...
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Active Investors Continue to Lose Market Share

05/24/2018
Despite the largest capital flows in a decade, active equity managers continued to lose ground to passive strategies, as passive investments now represent nearly 45% of mutual fund and exchange ...
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Smartkarma Launches London Incubator

05/23/2018
In an effort to increase the number of London-based analysts contributing to its platform, Smartkarma, a Singapore-based research distribution platform which has been expanding in Europe and the US, has ...
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IHS Markit Reverts to its Acquisition Addiction

05/23/2018
Two years after the merger of IHS and Markit, the firm is acquiring Ipreo for $1.855 billion to increase its financial markets business.  The valuation is a hefty 6.4x trailing ...
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FactSet Adds Patent Data To Alternative Data Marketplace

05/22/2018
Since launching its Open:FactSet Marketplace last month, FactSet has added Yewno’s patent-driven feed, an in-house shipping database and backtesting software from Quantopian.  FactSet’s alternative data offering continues to impress. Yewno ...
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Increased Complexity of Commission Management Prompting Brokers to Outsource

05/22/2018
London-based commission management software provider Commcise said that Bernstein Research has been using its software for two years, taking some credit for Bernstein’s successful Q1 2018 trading results.  More generally, ...
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Redburn May Be Downsizing A Bit

05/21/2018
Three research analysts and a salesperson have recently left London-based Redburn, one of the largest independent research firms, according to the FCA Register, suggesting that the firm may be paring ...
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Barclays Joins the Alternative Data Crowd

05/18/2018
The success of UBS Evidence Labs is prompting other bulge bracket banks to invest in alternative data to enhance their research offerings.  Barclays is the latest, having recruited Buzzfeed’s lead ...
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