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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Moody’s Releases Data Portal Collecting Private Company Information

03/14/2018
Moody’s Analytics launched a data portal designed to encourage commercial banks to share data on their commercial loans and other lending activity.  The data will enhance Moody's database of private ...
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Commcise Follows Commissions To US As MiFID II Disappoints

03/13/2018
London-based commission management software provider Commcise, which in our view offers one of the most sophisticated research payment solutions available, has increasingly focused on US clients in the wake of ...
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Research Aggregator Smartkarma Launches Corporate Access Pilot

03/13/2018
Extending its recent addition of high touch services, Smartkarma, a Singapore-based research distribution platform which has been expanding in Europe and the US, announced a pilot tailored for the investor ...
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European Corporate Access Dominated By Large Banks In 2018 II Survey

03/09/2018
A few large investment banks command European corporate access, according to the 2018 Institutional Investor European Corporate Access rankings.  The top five banks won 69% of the total team placements ...
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Alternative Data Firm Prattle Launches Mobile App, Extends Equities Coverage

03/09/2018
Sentiment analysis provider Prattle, which initially focused on gauging central bank sentiment, has released an application for iOS and Android mobile phones to push alerts from its expanding equity coverage. ...
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Euromoney Buys Extel From WeConvene

03/08/2018
Extel, arguably the most prestigious survey of European buy-side research preferences, has been acquired by Euromoney, parent of arch-rival Institutional Investor, for an undisclosed amount.  Extel will continue as a ...
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Expert Network Gerson Lehrman Hiring Increases In 2018 With US Focus

03/07/2018
Leading expert network Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) is continuing to aggressively expand its staffing levels, reflecting buoyant demand for its primary research services.  The firm is currently recruiting for over ...
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S&P Buys Kensho Betting Big On AI

03/07/2018
S&P Global’s $550 million acquisition of Kensho Technologies represents a major strategic move into artificial intelligence and machine learning.  The value of the acquisition is not just in new product ...
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ASX Issuer-Paid Research Under Scrutiny

03/06/2018
A longstanding Australian Securities Exchange program which pays brokers to cover small-cap issuers has received negative media coverage in the wake of a scandal involving one of the covered companies. ...
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2017 US Cash Equities Volumes Were Down But Q1 2018 Rebounding

03/05/2018
US cash equity trading volumes, consolidated across all US equity exchanges, fell 11.5% in 2017 year over year, from 1.85 trillion shares traded in 2016 to 1.64 trillion in 2017. ...
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