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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The Revenge of the Investment Banks, Revisited (Part 2)

09/06/2018
This is the second of a three-part series reexamining our thesis that unbundling of research payments and execution would unleash powerful competitive forces in the investment research marketplace.  The first ...
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French Independent AlphaValue To Experiment With Crowdfunding

09/06/2018
Paris-based AlphaValue, a leading European independent research firm which has embraced various business models, will launch a ‘crowdfunding’ approach later this month, according to marketing head Maxime Mathon. The firm ...
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The Revenge of the Investment Banks, Revisited (Part 1)

09/05/2018
This is the first of a three-part series reexamining our thesis that unbundling of research payments and execution would unleash powerful competitive forces in the investment research marketplace. Three years ...
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Geolocation Data Becomes Privacy Hot Button

09/04/2018
Increased media attention to privacy violations associated with geolocation data attracted the attention of US legislators, resulting in some wireless carriers terminating relationships with geolocation data aggregators.  Although no new ...
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Moody’s Buys Commercial Real Estate Data Firm Reis

08/31/2018
Fresh from its purchase of Bureau van Dijk, Moody’s is acquiring Reis Inc., a leading provider of U.S. commercial real estate (CRE) data, for a pricey $278 million, a valuation ...
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Biotech Hiring Frenzy Boosts Analyst Pay Over $3 Million

08/30/2018
A boom in biotech banking is fueling hefty compensation increases for biotech analysts.   Leerink Partners, Cantor Fitzgerald. and Jefferies Group have recruited top-name biotech analysts from large banks with guaranteed ...
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Corporate Access Platform Closir Makes Push in Saudi Arabia

08/29/2018
Now that Saudi Arabia is slated to be added to the MSCI Emerging Markets index in June 2019, emerging markets corporate access provider Closir signed its first Saudi company to ...
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Research Funding Update: Two US Asset Managers Reimburse Research Costs

08/28/2018
MFS released regulatory filings that clarified it is reimbursing research costs globally and we added US boutique Sands Capital Management which instituted a policy of reimbursing soft dollar costs in ...
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S&P and Kensho Sandbox AI for Product Development

08/28/2018
In an ongoing effort to substantiate its pricey 27.5x acquisition of Kensho Technologies, S&P Global set up a new digital innovation space for product prototyping combining internal S&P data and ...
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RBC’s Q3 Equities Revenues Up 20%

08/27/2018
Royal Bank of Canada’s equities revenues grew 20.7% for its fiscal quarter ending July 31, 2018, rebounding from a downbeat second quarter. Equity revenues were C$315 million (US$242 million) up ...
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