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:


First BattleFin, Now Crux Concedes its Alt Data Marketplace to Amazon

Less than a month after BattleFin’s decision to integrate its alternative data marketplace into AWS Data Exchange, Crux Informatics adopted a similar strategy. The move acknowledges the growing dominance of ...
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UBS Evidence Lab Hiring Slows in 2020

UBS Evidence Lab hiring has eased from its previously torrid pace but remained robust, especially in the context of layoffs and restructuring within UBS’s equities unit.  The ongoing hiring affirms ...
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Tricumen: Cash Equities Was Growth Engine in 1st Half 2020

Cash equities has been booming so far this year, up 28% according to Tricumen, a UK-based market intelligence provider specializing in investment banks.  The surge has been concentrated in US ...
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Second Quarter 2020 Bellwether Research Valuations Improve but Remain Below January Levels

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 rebounded by a third ...

Stock Analysts Are Declining Fastest in Europe While US Stock Coverage Also Fades

MiFID II exacerbated the decline in analyst coverage of European stocks, based on our analysis of data supplied by Refinitiv I/B/E/S.  Most of the 26% decrease in European coverage occurred ...
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Despite Barclays Surge, US Equities Continue to Dominate in Q2 2020

The strong keep getting stronger as the top three equities franchises gained market share in the second quarter of 2020.  Barclays bucked the trend, growing revenues by nearly a third ...

Shrinking Holding Periods Add to Stock Picker Challenges

The average length of time an investor owns a stock has hit new lows during the recent COVID-19 market turmoil, according to NYSE data.  As holding periods collapse, pressures on ...
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Research Startup by Ex-Redburn Partner Takes Page from Expert Networks

Access to industry experts is a key feature of a research boutique headed by former Redburn founding partner Peter Robinson.  Transcripts of expert interviews have recently been added to the ...
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Appeals Court Rules that Web Scraping Bots May Be Illegal

As the landmark hiQ Labs v. LinkedIn web scraping case is being considered for review by the US Supreme Court, a new legal defense against web harvesting has arisen.  The ...

Europeans Waste No Time Rolling Back Research Unbundling

Ostensibly part of a COVID-19 relief package, the European Commission is proposing to unwind requirements to pay for equity research on small-cap stocks separately from trading commissions.  Fixed income research ...
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