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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Jefferies Q1 Equity Revenues Up 28% Sequentially

03/18/2015
Jefferies Group LLC, the investment-banking unit of Leucadia National Corp., said its first quarter equities revenues were up 28% sequentially for the period ending February 28, 2015.  First quarter equities ...

Instinet Embraces Hard Dollar Payment Regime

03/17/2015
Instinet Europe announced its application as a Payment Institution with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), reflecting regulatory efforts to change the way asset managers pay for research. The application positions ...
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451 Group Hires Financial Sales Director

03/17/2015
The 451 Group, a technology industry consulting firm, hired David Brace as Vice President of Sales, Financial Services, signalling a renewed commitment to penetrating the financial sector.  Brace joins 451 ...
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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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