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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Hedge Fund Fees Under Pressure

03/03/2015
Although hedge funds enjoyed large inflows last year leading to record assets, asset owners are increasingly pressuring hedge fund management fees, according to a recent article in Chief Investment Officer ...
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Maxim Joins New Distribution Platform

03/03/2015
Maxim Group, a NY based investment bank, plans to list its US equity research on the new AIREX distribution platform.  AIREX, which launched its 'public beta' last week, said it ...
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IHS Adds Food Science Database

03/03/2015
IHS Inc., a leading industry research provider, has partnered with IFIS (International Food Information Service) to distribute IFIS data on food products.  The application is primarily targeted to food scientists. ...
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IRPs Expect Improving Market Conditions in 2015

03/01/2015
Nearly 60% of independent research firms responding to a survey conducted by Integrity Research in December 2014 and January 2015 reported improved market conditions in 2014.  Median 2014 revenue growth ...

European Lawmakers and Regulators Oppose Research Commission Ban

02/27/2015
European lawmakers and regulators have waded into the brawl over a potential ban on paying for investment research with client dealing commissions.  Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are voicing ...
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Bridgewater Sets Up Artificial Intelligence Team

02/27/2015
Bloomberg reports that Bridgewater Associates will start a new, artificial-intelligence unit next month with about half a dozen people.  The team will report to David Ferrucci, who previously led the ...
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Case Against Wells Fargo Research Analyst Can Go Forward

02/27/2015
Reuters reports that an administrative judge has approved a trial against a former Wells Fargo & Co equity research analyst in a closely watched case testing the limits of insider ...
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Prosecutors Had Direct Evidence Against Chiasson and Didn’t Use It

02/27/2015
John Kinnucan, the erratic independent researcher convicted of passing inside information to his clients, has resurfaced in recently unsealed documents involving Level Global co-founder Anthony Chiasson.  Chiasson's sentence was recently ...
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Lux Research Acquires Big Data Firm

02/27/2015
Lux Research, an industry research firm focused on emerging technology, acquired Energy Points, a big data supplier focused on the energy sector.  Terms of the transaction were not announced. Headquartered ...
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BoA Merrill Equities Revenues Down -2% in 2014

02/26/2015
Bank of America announced that its equities sales and trading revenues decreased $76 million to US$4,148 million in 2014 due to "financing additional liquid asset buffers, pursuant to current regulatory ...
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