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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Dataminr Raises $221 Million

06/06/2018
Dataminr, which generates news and signals from Twitter, raised $221 million in a private placement brokered by Morgan Stanley according to a Form D filing with the US Securities and ...
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2018 Extel Research Results Belie MiFID II Unbundling Turmoil

06/06/2018
Exane BNP Paribas dominated the 2018 Extel survey, retaining its top equity research and sales rankings and claiming the categories of best overall broker and best overall research. Absolute Strategy ...
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Commission Rate Declines Owe More To Technology Than Regulation

06/05/2018
The Financial Times article blared “Banks and brokers suffer ‘dramatic’ fall in commissions” crediting MiFID II with saving money for asset owners, but the reality is more nuanced.  Our analysis ...
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RBC’s Q2 Equities Revenues Down 28%

06/05/2018
After an upbeat first quarter, Royal Bank of Canada’s equities revenues fell 28.3% for its fiscal quarter ending April 30, 2018 as market volatility dampened. Equity revenues were C$223 million ...
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Alternative Data Researcher M Science Acquires Social Media Analytics Firm

06/04/2018
M Science, the alternative data research provider first launched as Majestic Research, purchased TickerTags, a company that mines social media data.  TickerTags is not just another social media sentiment provider ...
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Nordea Grows Issuer-Paid Research

06/01/2018
Nordea aspires to be the largest provider of commissioned research in the Nordic region, as the firm blamed MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions for disadvantaging smaller companies.  Nordea's actions are ...
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US Equity Commissions Fell 9% According To Latest Greenwich Survey

05/31/2018
US equity commissions fell 8.9% for the 12 months ended mid-February 2018, according to the latest Greenwich Associates’ US Equity Investors survey.  Commissions fell to an estimated $7.65 billion from ...
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Moody’s Invests In French Alternative Data Firm

05/31/2018
QuantCube Technology, a Paris-based alternative data firm, raised $5 million in capital from Moody’s Corporation and Five Capital, a venture fund with ties to Caisse des Dépôts Group and Kingdom ...
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Bulge Cash Equities Up 10% in Q1 2018 According To Coalition

05/30/2018
Cash equities revenues of the twelve largest investment banks increased to $2.5 billion in the first quarter of 2018 from $2.3 billion the previous year, but remain significantly below prior ...
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Jefferies Ties Up With Alternative Data Conference Organizer BattleFin

05/30/2018
Jefferies partnered with BattleFin Group, which showcases alternative data vendors in a series of popular conferences, another sign that investment banks are ramping up their commitments to alternative data. Jefferies ...
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