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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Liberum Potentially in Play

11/27/2018
UK small cap broker Liberum is said to be in talks to be purchased by Macquarie for up to £100 million according to an article in Financial News.  Liberum management ...
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McKinsey: Cash Equities Is All About Scale

11/26/2018
Technology and regulation are combining to force greater consolidation in cash equities, according to McKinsey’s latest bank report.  In our view, the pressures on cash equities will also impact how ...
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BCA and NDR Revenues Sag Further

11/23/2018
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, parent of economic research firms BCA Research and Ned Davis Research (NDR), reported that revenues for its business unit which includes the two economic research firms ...
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iSentium Trade Secrets Suit Against Bloomberg Lives On

11/22/2018
Despite having its patent infringement suit against Bloomberg dismissed, iSentium’s claims under New York State law alleging trade secrets misappropriation survived a motion by Bloomberg to be dismissed.  The success ...
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AllianceBernstein Buys Autonomous For ‘Modest Up-Front Investment’

11/21/2018
The rumored purchase of Autonomous by AllianceBernstein was confirmed but terms were not disclosed.  The merger reflects differing views on the outlook for research -- a bearish view from Autonomous ...
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Corporate Access Provider OpenExchange Bulks Up

11/20/2018
Video collaboration platform OpenExchange hired two senior financial services veterans as demand for virtual meetings has expanded after MiFID II. Tom Conigliaro, previously head of Markit’s commission management offerings before ...
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Ravenpack Licenses Alternative Data to Crowd-Sourced Trading Site

11/20/2018
Algorithmic trading incubator CloudQuant is adding sentiment data from Ravenpack to its platform.  The move reinforces the connection between sentiment data and low-latency trading. CloudQuant offers aspiring quant traders tools ...
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Survey: Hedge Fund Adoption of Alternative Data Expanding Into AI

11/19/2018
EY’s 2018 Global Hedge Survey (now rechristened ‘Global Alternative Fund Survey’ as private equity funds are now included) confirms that the majority of hedge funds are adopting alternative data, with ...
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Evercore Hires RBC Research Head, Reports Flat ISI Revenues

11/16/2018
Marc Harris, who was global head of research for RBC for a decade, has joined Evercore ISI as Director of Research.  Like RBC, Evercore ISI, which reported flat revenues for ...
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CFRA Deepens Retail Distribution

11/16/2018
CFRA, an independent research boutique which purchased Standard & Poor’s equity research business, added retail-channel video and news distribution capabilities through agreements with Asset TV and MT Newswires.  As CFRA ...
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