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:

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Data Provider Adds Alternative Data

Cryptocurrency data provider Consilium Crypto aggregates data across forty-five digital asset exchanges globally, increasingly supplementing its information with alternative data sources. Consilium Crypto’s core offering includes prices, volume and order ...
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Five US Brokers Register Their Research Units as Investment Advisors

A review of regulatory filings indicates that five US broker-dealers have registered their research units as investment advisors to accommodate cash payments for research and a sixth which is the ...

Geospatial Data Firm Spire Global Sets Up Maritime Unit

Spire Global, a vertically integrated geospatial data company, launched a new business, Spire Maritime, as a dedicated vessel tracking unit.  The move coincides with efforts to expand its shipping data ...

CFA Institute Examines AI and Alternative Data Risks

The CFA Institute opened a comment period to solicit feedback on managing risks associated with alternative data and artificial intelligence.  For research providers, the integration of AI into the investment ...

Survey: ESG Data To Be Hottest Type of Alternative Data

ESG data will be the most valued type of alternative data in the future according to a survey conducted by Coleman Parkes on behalf of FactSet.   Shipping data, supply chain ...

Alternative Data Firm Yewno Launches Analytic Platform

Yewno released its new analytics platform, Yewno|Edge, which went into beta testing last September.  The platform showcases its AI-driven linkages between publicly traded companies and underlying trends and news items.  ...
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Seeking Alpha Buys Quant Research Firm

Seeking Alpha, a leading source of crowd-sourced research, acquired CressCap Investment Research, a quantitative research firm which incorporates fundamental and technical elements in its analysis.  Terms were not disclosed.  The ...
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Redburn Co-Founder Departs as Revenues Sag

Redburn’s Head of Equity Sales, Max Casini, who was one of the three founding partners of the firm, has left the firm according to regulatory filings.  Casini, who founded the ...
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Q4 US Bulge Equities Revenues Cap Exceptional Year

Equities revenues of the largest US banks slid 8% sequentially in the fouth quarter of 2018 yet they remained 11% above last year’s results.  The positive quarter contributed to a ...
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2018 Review: Alternative Data Flourishes

This is the second of two-part review of the alternative data space.  In the first installment, we covered trends emerging during the year, notably the increased commitment to alternative data ...
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