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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Alternative Data Firm Exante Data Seeks ‘Simplexity’ With New Dashboard

05/11/2018
Exante Data, the alternative data affiliate of currency research firm Exante Advisors, is developing a new front-end to improve the ease-of-use of its data, after adding FX factor models and ...
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Cowen’s Brokerage Revenues Up 118% In Q1 2018

05/10/2018
Cowen Group, a mid-sized NY investment bank, reported doubling brokerage revenues over the last year, primarily reflecting its acquisition of Convergex.  More telling was the 10% sequential increase in revenues ...
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Alternative Data Firm Predata Enhances Usability

05/09/2018
Predata, an alternative data research firm that uses social media to predict geopolitical risk, launched a new version of its analytics platform, including a dashboard summary of its risk signals.  ...
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Sustainalytics’ New Carbon Risk Ratings Illustrate Power of Partnership With Morningstar

05/09/2018
Leading ESG research firm Sustainalytics launched a new rating system measuring carbon risks which Morningstar immediately incorporated into its fund analysis.  Now that Morninstar is a partial owner of Sustainalytics, ...
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Hall of Fame Analyst Bails To Corporate Position

05/08/2018
JP Morgan’s top-ranked healthcare analyst accepted a strategy position in one of his covered companies.  While corporate defections are not new, the loss of such a highly ranked analyst is ...
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Q1 2018 Bulge Bank Equities Results: A Banner Quarter But Less So For Non-US Banks

05/08/2018
With all the major investment banks reporting, equities revenues for the largest investment banks fell grew 21% in the first quarter to $13.6 billion from $11.2 billion a year ago, ...
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Mizuho Americas Hires New Director of Research

05/07/2018
After its previous research director defected to a corporate job, Mizuho Americas recruited Jefferies’ deputy research director as a replacement.   The new focus will be on research quality rather than ...
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Expert Network Third Bridge Adds US Leadership & Guns For Buy-Side Growth Post-MiFID II

05/04/2018
London-based expert network Third Bridge Group Limited recruited a new US-based President and a US-based human resources director, as it continues its rapid expansion globally.  In the wake of MiFID ...
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Guggenheim Securities Recruits Head of OTR Global as Co-Head Equities

05/03/2018
Guggenheim Securities, which has been one of the few firms staffing up its research offering, has promoted former Credit Suisse Research Director Stefano Natella as co-head of equities, while recruiting ...
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Bernstein Research Blames MiFID II For Tepid Q1 2018 Results

05/03/2018
AllianceBernstein reported that Bernstein Research revenues increased 1% in the first quarter of 2018 from the previous year, citing unbundling as a negative influence on revenues. Bernstein Research posted $114 ...
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