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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FinTech Firm Sentieo Launches Sentiment Analysis

05/02/2018
Fresh from a recent capital raise, financial data platform Sentieo released an earnings transcript analysis service based on natural language processing.  The firm said the launch was the first installment ...
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Alternative Data Firm Yewno Fuels Nasdaq Indices

05/01/2018
Alternative data aggregator Yewno partnered with Nasdaq to create new indices focused on emerging technologies.  Yewno data will also be added to Nasdaq’s Analytics Hub. The new indices, which are ...
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UBS Seeks Research Marketer As Evidence Lab Staffing Continues

05/01/2018
UBS is recruiting for a senior marketer as it seeks to move away from traditional methods of promoting its investment research in the wake of research unbundling reforms.  UBS is ...
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Deutsche Debuts Alternative Data Offering

04/30/2018
Deutsche Bank Research introduced a new alternative data initiative with the launch of an ESG product derived from sentiment analysis of Dow Jones news archives and social media sources. The ...
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Quandl’s New M&A Data Illustrates Exhaust Data Strategy

04/27/2018
Exemplifying its increased focus on exhaust data, Quandl launched an exclusive Corporate Aviation Intelligence (CAI) dataset designed to help investors anticipate M&A transactions. The new dataset monitors the flight originations ...
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Evercore ISI Revenues Down 13% In Q1 2018

04/26/2018
Evercore blamed a “shrinking research wallet” for its first quarter 2018 fall in commission revenues, which were down 13.4% from last year’s first quarter and down 24% from the previous ...
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Fed Study Endorses Satellite Imagery For Economic Forecasting

04/26/2018
A recent report by Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City researchers found that night illumination data improved predictions of US export growth and speculated that the utility of the data ...
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Expert Network Guidepoint Grows Recruiting by 37%

04/25/2018
Guidepoint Global LLC, the second largest US-based expert network, is continuing its hiring spree with fifty-five open positions listed on its website, a 37.5% increase over the forty we examined ...
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Autonomous Forecasts $40+ Billion Savings Automating Research and Portfolio Management

04/25/2018
Autonomous Research, a UK-based independent research firm specializing in the financial sector, released a report on artificial intelligence’s impact on financial services predicting that the investment management industry will achieve ...
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Research Fees Update: Research Pricing Remains Opaque Post-MiFID II

04/24/2018
With the exception of low-ball subscriptions for ‘marketing chum’ written research, MiFID II has not changed the way research is priced all that much.  Most banks are quoting custom fees ...
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