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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Why Transparent Research Pricing Will Remain Elusive

10/20/2017
One of the regulatory goals for the research inducement provisions of MiFID II is to create more price transparency for investment research.  However, flaws in the way the rules were ...
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CFRA Hires Chief Revenue Officer As Major Client Downsizes

10/19/2017
CFRA, a leading forensic research firm which recently purchased Standard & Poor’s equity research business, hired a former ISS salesperson as its Chief Revenue Officer.  Meanwhile, the acquired S&P equity ...
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Third Evercore ISI Analyst Defects To MoffettNathanson

10/19/2017
An MD-level analyst who was a partner at Evercore ISI has just joined boutique MoffettNathanson, deepening suspicions that all is not well at ISI. Oliver Wintermantel, a 7-year veteran of ...
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Research Fees Update: More Firms Give Away FICC Research

10/18/2017
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. More banks are ...
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Geospatial Firm RS Metrics Partners With Wolfe Research

10/17/2017
After wooing a high-profile quant from Deutsche Bank, Wolfe Research, one of the most high-profile research boutiques, has entered into a distribution deal with satellite analysis firm RS Metrics.  The ...
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Research Fees Update: Pessimism Dampens Equity Research Pricing

10/17/2017
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. The basic ...
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Research Funding Update: Man Group and Legal & General Switch While MFS Waffles

10/13/2017
Fidelity International's decision to pass on research costs had no impact as hedge fund manager Man Group and Legal and General Investment Management both changed their policies from charging clients ...
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Death, Taxes and MiFID II (Update)

10/12/2017
UK tax authorities created false hopes that the current exemption of research from taxation might be extended despite MiFID II’s unbundling of research payments from execution, only to dash those ...
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Alternative Data Firm Earnest Research Emerges From Stealth Mode

10/11/2017
Alternative data platform Earnest Research recently revamped its website as it seeks more visibility with consumer companies.  The firm also retains major ambitions for expanding its footprint with investors. The ...
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New Boutique Melius Research Launches With Productivity Emphasis

10/11/2017
This month’s launch of Melius Research, a new boutique research firm focused on the industrials sector, was the result of concerns surrounding MiFID II, according to CEO Scott Davis.  By ...
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