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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Schroders: Ignoring Alternative Data Is Negligent

04/11/2018
A publication by UK-based asset manager Schroder Investment Management argues that alternative data represents a major opportunity for investment managers, so much so that “it would be negligent to ignore ...
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For Independent Boutique Hedgeye Being Unorthodox Pays Off

04/11/2018
Hedgeye Risk Management, which celebrated its tenth anniversary this month, has grown to be one of the larger research boutiques through an unconventional business plan that includes retail distribution and ...
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FactSet Enters Alternative Data Distribution With Robust Offering

04/10/2018
Market data vendor FactSet launched a major new alternative data distribution initiative as part of a broader effort to improve its datafeed business. At launch, the new Open:FactSet Marketplace features ...
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UBS Fires Shot Across Bloomberg’s Bow On Research Data

04/10/2018
In a move that portends more aggressive monetization of research content, UBS shut down its research data feeds to Bloomberg and put other research aggregators on notice.  The move was ...
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New Alternative Data Standard-Setting Body Begins Soliciting Feedback On PII Practices

04/09/2018
The Investment Data Standards Organization (IDSO), a non-profit comprised of producers, distributors and users of alternative data, is starting member review of draft standards for Personally Identifiable Information (PII) with ...
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Death of the Equity Salesperson: MiFID II ‘Nails Coffin Shut’

04/06/2018
One MiFID II consequence which has not been broadly discussed is how the new research unbundling rules are gutting the traditional equity sales role.  Gone are the days of calling ...
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Guggenheim Securities Continues Research Expansion with Consumer Analyst From Credit Suisse

04/05/2018
Since former Credit Suisse Director of Research Stefano Natella joined Guggenheim Securities last summer, he has recruited five new senior analysts to support the firm's growing investment banking franchise.  The ...
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First Quarter 2018 Bellwether Valuations Reflect Slower Growth Expectations

04/05/2018
According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates[1], the international M&A advisor, average valuations in the first quarter of 2018 for large publicly traded information and ...
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Research Funding Update: Fidelity International Sets Large Research Budget While AQR Eats Research Costs Globally

04/04/2018
In their 2018 guidance, many of the larger publicly traded asset managers indicated that research costs under MiFID II would not be material, but we calculate that Fidelity International will ...
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Rosenblatt Securities Expands International Partnerships (and Analysts)

04/03/2018
Rosenblatt Securities, a New York institutional brokerage, has been quietly adding reciprocal arrangements with emerging and frontier market brokerage firms to increase its trading relationships and research coverage.  Rosenblatt currently ...
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