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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Macro Researcher Quant Insight Announces Alternative Data Deal With Predata

04/03/2018
Predata, an alternative data research firm that uses social media to predict geopolitical risk, licensed its data to London macro research firm Quant Insight. Quant Insight’s platform is designed to ...
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French Asset Manager Buys Out ESG Research Firm

04/02/2018
Paris-based Groupe La Française, which manages €66 billion ($81 billion) in assets, has taken full ownership of UK ESG research provider Inflection Point Capital Management (IPCM), with plans to rebrand ...
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IHS Markit Explains AI Strategy

03/30/2018
In a recent earnings call, IHS Markit CEO Lance Uggla elaborated the company’s strategy for utilizing artificial intelligence, which will create previously announced new alternative datasets as well as cost ...
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Morgan Stanley Cash Equities Leader In 2017 According To Coalition

03/29/2018
Morgan Stanley had the biggest cash equities franchise globally in 2017 according to estimates from Coalition, a business intelligence provider focusing on corporate and investment banks.  Goldman Sachs had the ...
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MiFID II Will Cut Research Payments By $2 Billion According To Oliver Wyman/Morgan Stanley

03/28/2018
MiFID II research unbundling will reduce research payments by $2 billion by 2019 representing 10% of global cash equities, according to a report from consulting firm Oliver Wyman and Morgan ...
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FinTech Firm Sentieo Raises $6 Million

03/28/2018
Financial data platform Sentieo, designed to streamline the workflow of buy-side analysts, raised $6 million in venture funding as it seeks to expand outside the US and extend its product ...
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Gerson Lehrman Recruits New Technology CEO From eBay

03/27/2018
As it sets record revenues, leading expert network GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) transitioned CEOs, recruiting the head of eBay’s EMEA business as its new leader.  GLG’s board heralded ‘a next ...
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Alternative Data Firm Thasos Expands As Geolocation Data Thrives

03/27/2018
Geolocation data firm Thasos Group is boosting its staffing and product range as geolocation data has become one of the hottest segments of the alternative data space.  With demand has ...
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New MiFID II Guidance Cautions On Research Pricing

03/26/2018
In its latest Q&A relating to research inducements released Friday, the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) warned banks providing FICC research that they will need to substantiate their pricing ...
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Market Data Spending Grew Whopping 4% In 2017

03/23/2018
Spending on market data and news grew 3.6% to $28.48 billion in 2017 according to estimates from Burton-Taylor International, a consulting firm focused on the market data industry.  2017 was ...
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