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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Good News For Stock Pickers And Brokers: Stock Correlations Remain Subdued While VIX Rises

03/05/2018
Increasing market volatility as measured by the VIX has not materially changed the correlations between stocks, preserving a benign environment for fundamental equity research providers, especially those affiliated with cash ...
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MiFID II Spurs HTML5 Research Dissemination

03/02/2018
As one example of a broader transformation, London-based Responsive Labs, which specializes in research distribution applications, is ditching its research distribution service, Research Central, in order to focus on the ...
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Tricumen: Investment Bank Cash Equities Revenues Fell 2% In 2017

03/01/2018
Cash equity revenues for the largest thirteen investment banks declined 2% in 2017 after a weak fourth quarter, according to Tricumen, a UK-based market intelligence provider specializing in investment banks.  ...
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Australian Regulator Censures Boutique After Implementing Tougher Research Regulations

03/01/2018
The Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC), the country’s financial markets regulator, forced a small mining research firm which provides issuer-paid research as well as corporate advisory services to strengthen ...
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Research Funding Update: As Fidelity Flips, P&L Assets Now Outweigh Ring-Fenced Assets

02/28/2018
Our research funding scorecard now shows for the first time that, for asset managers with declared MiFID II policies, the assets under management associated with out-of-pocket research payments now exceed ...
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Commcise Ingests Singletrack Interactions Data

02/28/2018
Commission management software provider Commcise has integrated research consumption data from CRM provider Singletrack.  We are also inferring that Commcise is adding reverse entitlement capabilities to its platform, allowing buy-side ...
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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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