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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Greenwich Survey Finds Large US Investors Expect Unbundling

07/08/2015
A recent Greenwich Associates survey found the majority of large US asset managers expect it is likely that research payments will be delinked from commissions globally over the next five ...
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MainFirst Expands Equity Research Staff

07/08/2015
MainFirst Bank, a Frankfurt-based investment bank, announced it has hired three equity analysts, two in London and one in Frankfurt. Philip Morrisey will join MainFirst’s London office in September to ...
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Bellwether Research Valuations Increase in 2Q 15

07/07/2015
According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates[1], the boutique investment bank, in the 2nd quarter of 2015 average valuations for large publicly traded research and ...
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iSentium Gets Some Free PR

07/06/2015
A Wall Street Journal article focuses on iSentium and a few other firms which provide sentiment analysis of social media, primarily Twitter and StockTwits. The article neglects other important sentiment ...
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Small Cap Bank Rebuts FT Column Supporting Unbundling

07/06/2015
The Financial Times published a rebuttal by David Weild, former Vice-Chairman of Nasdaq, to its article supporting unbundling research payments from commissions. Weild, who now heads a boutique investment bank ...
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Regime Change at the FCA?

07/03/2015
The Financial Times ran a negative full page article on the head of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, Martin Wheatley. Although no mention was made about the FCA’s unrelenting pressure ...
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Silver Lake Exits Gerson Lehrman Group

07/02/2015
An article in the New York Times reports that Silver Lake Partners has quietly cashed out its investment in leading expert network Gerson Lehrman Group. The move signals that an ...
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US Congressman Expresses Concerns About European Commission Unbundling

07/01/2015
A member of the House Financial Services Committee sent a letter to the chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission arguing that pending European legislation will impair research coverage ...
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Morningstar Gains S&P Equity Research Clients

07/01/2015
Correction: An earlier version of this article said that Charles Schwab no longer distributes S&P equity research.  In fact, Schwab continues to distribute S&P equity research, even though the only ...
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Kepler Cheuvreux and CIMB Ink Research Distribution Deal

06/29/2015
Malaysia-based CIMB Investment Bank announced it has signed an agreement with Paris-based Kepler Cheuvreux to cross-distribute equity research in their respective regional markets in Asia and Europe. The agreement also ...
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