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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Research Funding Update: More Asset Managers Paying Alongside Commissions

06/25/2018
We added only a few new managers to our latest research funding scorecard—all of whom paying research costs alongside commissions.  Consequently assets associated with P&L payments for research no longer ...
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IHS Markit Enhances Vessel Tracking With Real Time Satellite Data

06/22/2018
As part of its CEO’s promise to leverage more alternative data, IHS Markit partnered with satellite data provider exactEarth to augment its maritime vessel tracking service. exactEarth’s AISLive tracks the ...
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Cowen Launches Alternative Data Subsidiary

06/21/2018
Cowen Inc., a mid-sized NY investment bank, set up a distinct alternative data unit, making it the first investment bank to proactively market alternative data as a standalone subscription service. ...
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Already Highly Selective, Research Readership Is Becoming More So

06/21/2018
Engagement metrics from content distributor Street Contxt show that only a fraction of the research distributed to the buy-side gets consumed, and the challenge for research producers is getting worse ...
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Cowen Partners With Cannabis Data Source

06/20/2018
As part of its expanded focus on data, Cowen launched a THC Tracker offering that features point-of-sale data collected by Headset, a business intelligence provider to cannabis companies. The data ...
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Hedge Fund Winton Group Spins Off Alternative Data Software Firm

06/20/2018
Quantitative hedge fund Winton Group has spun off its data management software into a separate unit, a move we predicted last November.  The decision to go live reflects the press ...
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New Research Boutique Focuses on Company Management and Alternative Data

06/19/2018
Staffed with former hedge fund analysts, new independent research firm Paragon Intel conducts analysis and due diligence on CEOs, while separately marketing a sophisticated aviation database. Paragon Intel’s core research ...
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Leerink Completes Therapeutics Hiring With Fifth Recent Recruit

06/19/2018
Boston-based healthcare investment bank Leerink Partners hired a ninth member of its novel Therapeutics team, its fifth recruit this quarter.  The firm, which labels itself “The healthcare investment bank”, said ...
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RBC, ECU Group and Bloomberg Hailed in 2018 Technical Analysis Awards

06/18/2018
Technical analysis offered by RBC Capital Markets was the most highly honored bank in the 2018 awards given by the London-based publication The Technical Analyst.  Currency manager The ECU Group ...
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ONEaccess Founder Leaves Visible Alpha For New Startup

06/15/2018
Mike Stepanovich, formerly CEO of ONEaccess, has left Visible Alpha eighteen months after the merger of the two firms to join a new investor relations startup.  Visible Alpha’s Chief Revenue ...
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