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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Stifel Passes On Sterne Agee’s Equity Business

03/31/2015
Stifel Financial Corp acquired Sterne Agee Group but spun off its equity business to CRT Capital Group. The move was a clear signal that Stifel is not looking to expand ...
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FINRA Nears Overhaul of Research Rules

03/30/2015
Revisions to U.S. regulations governing research analysts and research reports are nearing completion and are likely to be finalized in the next month or two. The revised rules introduce prohibitions ...
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Gerson Startup Disrupts Talent Booking Industry

03/29/2015
A new venture from Mark Gerson, co-founder of Gerson Lehrman Group, is successfully dis-intermediating the celebrity booking business.  Founded in 2012 by Gerson and Tiki Barber, the former Giants running back, ...
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Hedge Fund Launches Declined 2% in 2014

03/28/2015
HFR (Hedge Fund Research, Inc.) announced that hedge fund launches declined 2% in 2014 from the prior year from 1,060 funds to 1,040 funds.   Launches remain well below the ...
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Yet Another Insider Trading Bill

03/27/2015
A member of the House Financial Services Committee introduced  a bipartisan insider trading bill, the third offering on the topic introduced in Congress in recent weeks.  The latest version is ...
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FCA Releases Its Business Plan for 2015/16

03/25/2015
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) submitted a business plan for 2015/16, calling for a 6% increase in its budget to £479 million (US$766 million).  The 84-page plan outlines the ...
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RavenPack Distributes Its Data Through Factset

03/25/2015
RavenPack, a news analytics provider, announced it has integrated its RavenPack Equity Indicators into FactSet Research Systems' platform. RavenPack Equity Indicators is a dataset that converts unstructured news & opinion ...
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New Research Platform Launches Media Initiative

03/25/2015
Airex, Inc., which launched a new research distribution platform last month, announced it has recruited a television journalist to head up a media initiative to promote content on its platform. ...
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European Cash Equities Rated One Worst Jobs For 2015

03/24/2015
An article in eFinancialCareers.com rates european cash equities as one of the worst 11 investment banking jobs for 2015, in part because of pending regulation to increase unbundling of equity ...
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CEO of Copal Amba Leaves to Start Bank

03/24/2015
Rishi Khosla, co-founder and chief executive officer of research outsourcing firm Copal Amba, has left to start up a digital bank in the UK. Moody's Corporation completed its acquisition of ...
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