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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Expert Network Guidepoint Remains Committed to Alternative Data While Investing Heavily Elsewhere

Guidepoint Global, the second largest US-based expert network, is the only major expert network to invest in developing alternative data offerings.  Two years since launch, Guidepoint’s Qsight product line remains ...
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Snowflake Joins the Alternative Data Crowd, With a Twist

Snowflake’s historic IPO debut reflected the company’s promise as a powerful data warehouse – and its ambitions as a data exchange. Over the last three months, the company has aggressively ...
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Alternative Data Platform Thinknum Adds Web Traffic Data

Thinknum Alternative Data, a leading source of web data, released a new dataset tracking web traffic. The firm has also been expanding international coverage since raising capital last year. The ...
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Indie Boutique CreditSights Embraces Machine Learning

Leading independent fixed income research firm CreditSights made a minority investment in Alphastream to leverage the Singapore-based fintech firm's machine learning expertise.  The move was part of a broader strategy ...
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Wells Fargo’s Research Will Not Be Immune from Layoffs

Troubled Wells Fargo is reportedly cutting up to 25% of its staff across all business lines and it is unlikely that its low-profit cash equities unit will be exempted.  We ...
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Redburn Revenues Slump Further Post-MiFID II

Redburn, one of Europe’s largest research boutiques, has seen its revenues fall 20% from a high of £96.4 million ($128 million) in the twelve months ended March 31, 2017 to ...
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Why US Broker Research Is More Lucrative: US Commission Payments for Research More Rewarding Than Other Forms of Payment

Payments to US brokers via commissions average nearly $50,000 per year for research services, substantially higher than the $30,000 average paid via commission sharing agreements (CSAs) and via soft dollar ...

Bloomberg’s Research Keeps Expanding Despite Doomsayers

Bloomberg’s proprietary research product, Bloomberg Intelligence, launched a market structure practice led by Larry Tabb, formerly head of the TABB Group. The ongoing expansion of Bloomberg Intelligence undercuts recent predictions ...
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No, AlphaValue Has Not Merged with Baader Bank

There is a rumor going around that Baader Bank has absorbed AlphaValue after making a minority investment a year ago.  The reality is that AlphaValue remains independently owned, despite deepening ...
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IRP CrossBorder Capital Shakes Off MiFID II by Diversifying

CrossBorder Capital, a London-based independent research firm focused on capital flows, has grown its revenues over 20% since the onset of MiFID II by expanding beyond research into fund management ...
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