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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Research Funding Update: Four More UK Managers To Pay From P&L

09/14/2017
Four additional UK asset managers — three equity specialists and one fixed income manager -- are reportedly planning to pay for research from their own pockets when MiFID II’s unbundling ...
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Eagle Alpha Publishes Alternative Data Use Case White Paper

09/12/2017
Eagle Alpha, a Dublin-based alternative data firm, released a white paper outlining applications and case studies of alternative data. The 84-page paper includes discussions of how alternative data is used ...

Privacy Watchdogs Worry About Hedge Fund Use of Geolocation Data

09/12/2017
Organizations focused on consumer privacy are raising concerns about hedge fund use of mobile phone users’ location data, according to a recent article in Financial News. Frederike Kaltheuner, a policy officer ...
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Research Fees Update: FICC Pricing Plummets As More Firms Give Away Research

09/12/2017
This is the second of a two-part update on research pricing, covering fees for fixed income, currencies and commodities research.  The previous installment discussed equity research pricing. Even more so ...
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Can Alternative Data Boost Asset Manager Margins?

09/11/2017
Hong Kong consultancy Quinlan & Associates released a report arguing that the use of alternative data is a cure for declining asset management industry margins. Quinlan predicts that asset manager ...
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Research Fees Update: Downward Pressure On Equity Research Pricing

09/11/2017
This is the first of a two-part update on research pricing, covering equity research fees.  The next installment will discuss pricing for fixed income, currencies and commodities research. There continues ...
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Hedgeye Founders Venture Into Private Equity

09/08/2017
Principals at independent research firm Hedgeye have formed a venture capital firm with profits from the sale of their shares in the Arizona Coyotes hockey team. Hedgeye CEO Keith McCullough ...
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Geospatial Insight Raises Series A Funding

09/07/2017
UK-based satellite and aerial imagery analysis provider Geospatial Insight received capital from Netherlands-based venture capital firm, VenturesOne. Terms of the funding were not disclosed. The investment will be used by ...
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Research Funding Roundup: More Asset Managers Fund From P&L, But Assets Tell Different Story

09/07/2017
Journalists in the UK are pressing asset managers to declare how they plan to fund research costs under MiFID II, resulting in eleven additional asset managers reportedly funding research costs ...
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First Round of Landmark Web Crawling Case Helps Alternative Data

09/06/2017
A US judge granted a preliminary injunction against LinkedIn in what promises to be a landmark case for web crawling, an important alternative data technique.  The initial action is positive ...
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