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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2017 Review: Other Regulatory

12/28/2017
Although MiFID II dominated the 2017 regulatory landscape (see our analysis of MiFID II’s successes and failures), other regulatory and legal developments during the year had import for investment research. ...
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7Park Data Adds Application Usage Data

12/28/2017
7Park Data, an alternative data analytics provider, expanded its product tracking smartphone application downloads and related revenues using proprietary models the firm developed. The new capabilities, which enhance the firm’s ...
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2017 Review: MiFID II’s Failures Are Already Apparent

12/27/2017
When it goes into effect next week, MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions will create intended and unintended consequences for the European research industry, along with global ramifications.  In some respects, ...
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Australian Authorities Implement Tougher Research Regulations

12/26/2017
The Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC), the country’s financial markets regulator, released new rules governing conflicts and inside information pertaining to sell-side research, largely modeled on US regulation adopted ...
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Extel Survey Shows Discrepancies in Perceptions of Research Value

12/22/2017
A recent Extel survey showed the buy-side placing more value on written research and less on high touch services than the sell-side.  The survey reflects Extel’s new business model of ...
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Jefferies’ Equities Revenues Rise 11% for 2017

12/22/2017
Jefferies Group LLC, the investment-banking unit of Leucadia National Corp which reports earlier than its rivals, saw its equities revenues increase 10.8% for its fiscal year 2017 when one-time gains ...
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European Exchanges Add Issuer-Paid Research

12/21/2017
Anticipating a decline in small-cap research coverage in the wake of MiFID II’s unbundling provisions, Deutsche Börse and Borsa Italiana are promoting issuer-paid research for listed companies. Germany & Italy ...
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Interview With UBS COO Barry Hurewitz, Part 3: There Will Be A Research Renaissance

12/20/2017
The following is the final installment of a three-part Q&A with Barry Hurewitz, Managing Director and COO of UBS Investment Research Division, which was recently named the top global equity ...
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Déjà Vu: Banks Pile Back Into China Research

12/19/2017
Global investment banks are frantically recruiting Chinese analysts in a reprise of the hiring frenzy of 2015.   The stop-go behavior of foreign banks in Asia contrasts with the steady rise ...
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Interview With UBS COO Barry Hurewitz, Part 2: Research Pricing

12/19/2017
The following is the second of a three-part Q&A with Barry Hurewitz, Managing Director and COO of UBS Investment Research Division, which was recently named the top global equity research ...
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