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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Fourth Quarter Equities Off to Strong Start

11/06/2018
The following article includes graphics and analysis supplied by Mark Culpin, a cash equities business analyst with previous experience at Redburn and Credit Suisse. Market volatility in October boosted equities ...
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Greenwich: European Research Spending Down 20%

11/05/2018
A recent Greenwich Associates survey estimates that European asset managers have cut their research spending by 20% leading Business Insider to declare that “Bank analysts are getting crushed” but the ...
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Harvard Study Validates TruValue Labs ESG Sentiment Data (and MSCI ESG Ratings)

11/02/2018
A study by Harvard Business School Professor George Serafeim, a prominent academic on sustainability topics, found that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) sentiment data from TruValue Labs contributed positive alpha ...
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Spending on Alternative Data Increases

11/01/2018
Spending patterns on alternative data are beginning to rival outlays for traditional data, according to a recent survey by Dataminr.  Alternative data usage was prevalent among buy-side participants in the ...
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iSentium Loses Patent Case Against Bloomberg

11/01/2018
A US District Court judge for the Southern District of New York dismissed a suit filed by sentiment data provider iSentium claiming Bloomberg had infringed one of its patents in ...
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New Expert Network Aggregator Inex One Launched

10/31/2018
The growth of expert networks has led to a new approach: expert aggregation.  Stockholm-based Inex One was launched earlier this year to manage expert interactions across multiple expert networks. Inex ...
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FinTech Firm Sentieo Raises $19 Million

10/31/2018
Seven months after a venture round financing of $6 million, financial data platform Sentieo raised $19 million in a Series A round, as it seeks to aggressively expand its name ...
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S&P’s Outlook for Kensho: Positive

10/30/2018
In response to analyst questions about its pricey 27.5x acquisition of Kensho Technologies, S&P Global discussed its plans for the new unit in its latest earnings call. Following a question ...
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Alternative Data Firm Geospatial Insight Launches New Modeling Initiative

10/30/2018
UK-based satellite and aerial imagery analysis provider Geospatial Insight hired a senior MATLAB quant to lead a new GeoFinance service designed to model how geographic contingencies such as natural disasters ...
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Third Bridge: MiFID II Positive for Expert Networks

10/29/2018
The following is a Q&A with Third Bridge CEO Emmanuel Tahar, who co-founded the firm with Rodolphe de Hemptinne in 2007.  Third Bridge is one of the fastest growing expert ...
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