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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Cowen’s Brokerage Revenues Up 69% In Q2 2018

08/02/2018
Cowen Group, a mid-sized NY investment bank, reported 68.9% year-over-year growth in its brokerage revenues, primarily reflecting its acquisition of Convergex.  More telling was the flat quarter-to-quarter change in revenues, ...
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Evercore ISI Revenues Down 5% In Q2 2018

08/01/2018
Evercore reiterated its view of a shrinking research wallet as ISI revenues continued to slide.   Nevertheless, Evercore management affirmed its commitment to the research franchise. Second quarter 2018 commission revenues ...
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Geospatial Analysis Firm Orbital Insight Adds Two More Distribution Deals

08/01/2018
Orbital Insight, a geospatial big data company, inked distribution deals with industry research firms in the energy and construction sectors as it broadens its strategy to use partnerships to expand ...
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Gerson Lehrman Doubles Down On Quantitative Insights Group

07/31/2018
Leading expert network GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) is aggressively expanding its Quantitative Insights group.  After examining LinkedIn registrations and new hires advertised on the company website, we estimate that the ...

Research Aggregator Smartkarma Partners With Asian Corporate Access Provider

07/31/2018
Four months after launching its own corporate access pilot, Smartkarma announced it is collaborating with independent corporate access provider CorpXSasia.  Smartkarma insists the two ventures are complimentary not competitive. CorpXSasia routinely ...
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Bernstein Research Q2 2018 Results Lowest Since 2013

07/30/2018
AllianceBernstein reported that Bernstein Research second quarter revenues fell 3% year over year and 7% sequentially to $106 million, its lowest quarterly revenues since 2013.  It estimated that research payment ...
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JNK Securities Bought By Cryptocurrency Platform

07/27/2018
JNK Securities, a NY boutique brokerage that was an early adopter of alternative data, is being acquired by Uphold Group, a platform designed to facilitate frictionless cross-border financial transfers.  JNK ...
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Alternative Data Firm Prattle Upgrades Equities Analytics

07/26/2018
Sentiment analysis provider Prattle deepened its equity product as its sentiment scores now cover nearly all corporate communications including press releases and other material released on corporate websites.  The latest ...
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AlphaSense Recruits Dealogic’s Marketing Head

07/26/2018
AlphaSense, a specialized search engine targeted to the financial and corporate sectors, hired as Chief Marketing Officer Dealogic’s head of marketing, Kate Thunnissen.  The hiring coincides with expansion of the ...
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New Research Distribution Platform Nucleus195 Will Focus On International

07/25/2018
New research aggregator Nucleus195, based in Stamford Connecticut, plans to launch next month featuring research from providers covering over 50 stock markets globally, in emerging and frontier markets as well ...
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