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:


Cautious Optimism on MiFID II: Well Founded?

Visiting London last week, we heard a consensus of cautious optimism that the final MiFID II rules will allow client commissions to continue to pay for investment research. However, there ...

Dataminr CFO Leaves Abruptly

Reuters reported that big data research firm Dataminr’s Chief Financial Officer left unexpectedly this week with no explanation to staff from management. Tania Secor had previously been the CFO of ...

Meredith Whitney Settles Suit But Survival of Hedge Fund Is In Question

CNBC reports that former star analyst Meredith Whitney resolved a dispute with the biggest investor in her hedge fund, but it is not clear that her fund is still viable. ...

Gavekal Gets High Rating

Gavekal’s Knowledge Leaders UCITS Fund received a 5-star Morningstar Rating™, ranking the fund in the top 10 percent of Morningstar’s USD Aggressive Allocation category.  The rating should help the firm ...
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Breaking News on MiFID?

An article in HFMWeek published Wednesday claiming that the UK has made an about-face on whether to ban the use of client dealing commissions is being largely discounted by informed ...

Nomura Shifts Cash Equities Staff From Instinet

An article in Traders Magazine reports that Nomura Holdings is rebuilding a separate cash equities business after having consolidated its global equities trading business into agency broker Instinet in 2012. ...

Large Asset Owners Continue to Put New Money in Hedge Funds

The Financial Times reports that large asset owners are continuing to invest in hedge funds despite dissatisfaction with high fees and poor performance.  The growth of institutional hedge fund assets ...

Federal Reserve Mum On Alleged Leak to Medley

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen deflected a Congressional subpoena for information relating to an alleged leak to policy research firm Medley Global Advisors, citing an ongoing criminal investigation. In a ...
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Deutsche Bank’s Equities Strategy In Doubt

Changes in Deutsche Bank's senior management has put its strategy of investing in cash equities in doubt. Deutsche's co-chief executives resigned yesterday in a surprise move.  Anshu Jain, a longtime ...

A-Shares Hiring Frenzy Fueled By Index

The hiring frenzy which is bidding up the compensation for equity research analysts covering Chinese A-shares is prompted in large part by a pending decision by MSCI whether to include ...
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