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:


1010data Adds Geolocation Data to Supplement Transaction Data

Alternative data vendor 1010data launched an application which integrates geolocation data with credit card transaction data to forecast revenue trends for publicly traded stocks.  Given 1010data’s increasing focus on the ...

FCA Censures Axiom Equity Research

The UK Financial Conduct Authority issued a warning against Axiom Equity Research, stating that the firm was not authorized to offer its services in the UK.  As a result, the ...

Singapore Grants $55 Million To Foster Equity Research

Singapore allocated S$75 million (US$55.4 million) to incentivize new equity research initiatives and groom analysts covering small- and mid-cap companies.  The new measures counteract MiFID II’s effect of reducing research ...
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Fourth Quarter 2018 Bellwether Research Valuations Fell Sharply

According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates, the international M&A advisor[1], average valuations in the fourth quarter of 2018 for large publicly traded research and ...

Sustainalytics Buys Proxy Voting Firm

Leading ESG research firm Sustainalytics purchased GES International, a Swedish company that offers engagement and proxy services to asset owners.  The move deepens Sustainalytics’ impact with asset managers and issuers, ...
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2018 Review: Alternative Data Dominated 2018 M&A Activity

Alternative data mergers and capital raises were the highlight of research industry M&A activity, as MiFID II evidenced little of the expected consolidation in research capacity -- so far.  S&P ...
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Banks Cut Conferences in 2018

Investment banks reduced the number of conferences they sponsored by 7% in 2018, according to data supplied by investor relations platform provider Virtua.  The top three sponsors -- led by ...
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Alternative Data Firm Sandalwood Carves Asian Consumer Niche

In the two years since its founding, Sandalwood Advisors, an alternative data provider focused on Asian consumer spending trends, has grown to over 25 staff supporting eight databases.  Based in ...
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UBS Evidence Lab Recruited Nearly 100 New Positions in 2018

UBS Evidence Lab hired aggressively throughout 2018, even as recruiting for traditional research positions has been desultory at best.  Now that the alternative data/primary research platform has been spun out ...
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Research Funding Update: Capital Group Eats Research Costs

Capital Group, a global asset manager with nearly $2 trillion in assets under management, implemented a policy as of January 1, 2019 of paying for all external research with its ...
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