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:

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Q1 2021 Bellwether Research Valuations Enter Record Territory

According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates[1], the international M&A advisor, valuations for large publicly traded research and information firms have largely returned to pre-pandemic ...
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Alternative Data Sourcing Firm Neudata Prospers Even During Pandemic

Since raising capital in 2019, UK-based Neudata, which specializes in identifying alternative data sources, has been on a tear adding new services, expanding internationally, and hiring staff.  Although the pandemic ...
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RMS provider MackeyRMS Hires Alternative Data CEO

Four months after merging with data provider InsiderScore, research management software provider MackeyRMS recruited a new CEO from alternative data firm Earnest Research.  The new hire will oversee the combination ...
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Corporate Access Platform WeConvene Raises Capital After Growing 5x in 2020

WeConvene, an event management platform for the buy-side, sell-side and corporates, raised venture debt capital as it plans to hire more staff after strong pandemic-fueled growth.  WeConvene has benefited from ...
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A New Study Finds Some Value to ESG Ratings But Truvalue Labs Is the Real Winner

A new academic study finds that ESG ratings have some predictive power in forecasting future ESG events.  MSCI ESG ratings edged out those of close rival Sustainalytics and Refinitiv.  The ...

With Latest Capital Raise, Dataminr Outgrows Alternative Data

For alternative data vendors, Dataminr exemplifies the benefits of diversifying beyond the financial vertical.  Dataminr’s luscious $4.1 billion valuation achieved with its latest $475 million capital raise reflects its success ...

Academics Question Climate Risk Data as SEC Considers New Disclosure Requirements

Climate risk data providers are under attack from academics who question the quality of the firms' climate risk models. Meanwhile US regulators may require companies to disclose climate risks, providing ...

AT&T Accused of Violating Regulation Fair Disclosure

When Securities and Exchange Commission charged AT&T with violating Regulation Fair Disclosure, it singled out three investor relations executives rather than the CFO that directed them to be ‘working the ...
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Baader Bank Increases Its Investment in Indie Researcher AlphaValue

Baader Bank, a mid-tier German bank, increased its minority investment in Paris-based independent research firm AlphaValue, reflecting the success of the white-labeled ‘Baader Europe’ platform.  AlphaValue is investing the new ...

Why is BNP Paribas In-sourcing Exane’s Equities?

While other banks are shutting down or outsourcing their equities businesses, BNP Paribas plans to buy the half of Exane it doesn’t own.  Does BNP Paribas know something that other ...
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