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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SEC Continues to Prioritize Insider Trading Investigations

03/13/2015
The Securities and Exchange Commission highlighted its continued focus on insider trading at this year’s SEC Speaks Conference. The Commission said that it brought a record number of cases—755 enforcement ...
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The Challenges of Short Ideas

03/13/2015
The following is an excerpt from an article on long/short investing by a former partner at Albourne Partners, a leading alternative investment consultancy. While long/short strategies are powerful, shorting is ...

Proposed U.S. Legislation Would Ban Primary Research

03/12/2015
Two Democratic U.S. senators introduced proposed insider trading legislation which is extremely broad and would effectively ban primary research.  Separately, an insider trading bill introduced in the House of Representatives ...
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Global Hunter Hires Energy Salesperson

03/12/2015
Global Hunter Securities, a boutique investment bank focusing on natural resources, hired Paul Chambers as an institutional salesperson covering energy.  Chambers has an unusual sales background having previously been a ...
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Stifel May Buy UK Broker

03/11/2015
The Financial Times reports that Stifel Financial is in talks to acquire UK small cap broker Charles Stanley Securities. London based Charles Stanley has eight equity research analysts covering 150 ...
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Point72 Adds Big Data Analysis

03/11/2015
Bloomberg reports that Point72 Asset Management, the successor to SAC Capital Advisors, has created a big data analytics team to build computer models that collect publicly available data and analyze ...
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White Paper Finds Value in News Sentiment Data

03/11/2015
Lucena Research, an artificial intelligence supplier to hedge funds, released a white paper outlining a trading strategy based on news sentiment indicators developed by RavenPack International S.L.  The back tested ...
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Verisk Analytics Buys Wood Mackenzie

03/10/2015
Verisk Analytics, Inc., a data and analytics supplier to the insurance industry, won the bidding for energy industry consulting firm Wood Mackenzie.  Verisk will pay £1.85 billion (US$2.8 billion) representing ...
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Google Is Shutting Down Its Expert Network

03/10/2015
Google has announced that it will be closing the Helpouts expert sharing service effective April 20, 2015.  Google says "unfortunately, [the service] hasn't grown at the pace we had expected." ...
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Guggenheim Adds Trio of Former Lazard Capital Analysts

03/09/2015
Guggenheim Securities, the investment banking subsidiary of Guggenheim Partners, hired two technology analysts and a consumer analyst in an effort to deepen equity research coverage in the sectors it follows.  ...
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