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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Despite MiFID II, Commission Rates Remain Higher in Europe than US

06/02/2020
Although MiFID II’s research unbundling provisions narrowed the spread between US equities commission rates and those of the UK and Europe, US rates remain at least a third lower, according ...
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Yodlee’s Credit Card Transaction Data Goes Under the Microscope

05/29/2020
Leading transaction data provider Envestnet Yodlee is under increasing scrutiny since three members of the US Congress called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the firm for privacy violations.  ...
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Bad News for Stock Pickers: Stock Correlations Remain High as VIX Eases

05/28/2020
Stocks are moving in lockstep to a degree not seen since the aftermath of the Great Recession, creating a more hostile environment for fundamental equity research providers and their active ...
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Expert Network Guidepoint Keeps Hiring Security Analysts Even as Overall Recruiting Eases

05/22/2020
Sell-side analysts are in demand as major US expert network Guidepoint Global ramps up its ‘Insights’ product designed to offer events and transcripts curated by former equity analysts.  Guidepoint’s alternative ...
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US Bank Equities Reign Supreme in Q1 2020

05/15/2020
The high volume of trading during the first quarter accelerated the equities unit outperformance of US banks relative to their European rivals, as SocGen equity revenues collapsed and Citi surpassed ...
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Has Alternative Data Become More Affordable?

05/13/2020
Fees for most alternative data offerings are under $100,000 with a median price under $50,000, according to statistics recently released by sourcing firm Neudata.  It appears that pricing pressures from ...
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First Quarter 2020 Bellwether Research Valuations Fall 26%

05/11/2020
According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates[1], the international M&A advisor, average valuations for large publicly traded research and information firms shrank 26% in the ...
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7Park Data Beefs Up Analyst Overlays After Hiatus

05/08/2020
Alternative data vendor 7Park Data launched a new research service as it continues to staff up its analyst contingent.  The new product represents the second time the company has premiered ...
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Despite Market Carnage, Boutique Mackie Research Had Top Q1 2020 Buy Recommendation Performance

05/04/2020
The top performing equity research buy recommendations for the three-year period ending March 31, 2020 came from Toronto-based Mackie Research Capital Corporation, according to performance information collected by Investars, a ...
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Startup Daloopa Seeks to Disrupt Fundamental Data Space with AI

05/01/2020
Model-provider Daloopa recently emerged from stealth mode with ambitions to displace current fundamental data provided by vendors such as FactSet and Standard & Poor’s CapIQ. The firm has embraced natural ...
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