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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Oil Data Provider Profiled in Case Study

03/17/2015
Drillinginfo, a supplier of oil and gas production data, is using open-source storage software from Nexenta according to a case study. Drillinginfo provides data on the oil & gas industry, ...
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Big Data Firm Dataminr Raises $130 Million

03/17/2015
Dataminr, which generates news and signals from Twitter, announced that it has raised $130 million in a financing round led by Fidelity Management and Research Company, with additional institutional investments ...
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Morgan Stanley Top Equity Dog in 2014

03/14/2015
Based on data from public filings, equities revenues at the largest investment banks decreased 1.2% in 2014 from $42.7 billion in 2013 to $42.2 billion in 2014.  Declines were from ...
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SEC Continues to Prioritize Insider Trading Investigations

03/13/2015
The Securities and Exchange Commission highlighted its continued focus on insider trading at this year’s SEC Speaks Conference. The Commission said that it brought a record number of cases—755 enforcement ...
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The Challenges of Short Ideas

03/13/2015
The following is an excerpt from an article on long/short investing by a former partner at Albourne Partners, a leading alternative investment consultancy. While long/short strategies are powerful, shorting is ...

Proposed U.S. Legislation Would Ban Primary Research

03/12/2015
Two Democratic U.S. senators introduced proposed insider trading legislation which is extremely broad and would effectively ban primary research.  Separately, an insider trading bill introduced in the House of Representatives ...
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Global Hunter Hires Energy Salesperson

03/12/2015
Global Hunter Securities, a boutique investment bank focusing on natural resources, hired Paul Chambers as an institutional salesperson covering energy.  Chambers has an unusual sales background having previously been a ...
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Stifel May Buy UK Broker

03/11/2015
The Financial Times reports that Stifel Financial is in talks to acquire UK small cap broker Charles Stanley Securities. London based Charles Stanley has eight equity research analysts covering 150 ...
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Point72 Adds Big Data Analysis

03/11/2015
Bloomberg reports that Point72 Asset Management, the successor to SAC Capital Advisors, has created a big data analytics team to build computer models that collect publicly available data and analyze ...
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White Paper Finds Value in News Sentiment Data

03/11/2015
Lucena Research, an artificial intelligence supplier to hedge funds, released a white paper outlining a trading strategy based on news sentiment indicators developed by RavenPack International S.L.  The back tested ...
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