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:


Nasdaq: Corporate Access Increasingly Sidesteps Sell-Side

As the buy-side hires staff to set up meetings with corporate management directly, two-thirds of all in-person investor meetings happen outside of conferences, according to Nasdaq IR Solutions data.  At ...

Study: MiFID II Saps European Fund Performance

US-based funds, largely exempt from MiFID II’s onerous unbundling regulation, outperformed equivalent European-based funds as MiFID II has gone into effect, according to a study by Evercore ISI and Frost ...

Macquarie Continues Downsizing Cash Equities with Canadian Exit

After reducing its London-based cash equities staff last year, Macquarie Capital is shutting down its Canadian cash equities business.  For a commodities-oriented firm like Macquarie, the move intimates broader restructuring ...
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First Quarter 2019 Bellwether Research Valuations Rebound from Fourth Quarter

According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates[1], the international M&A advisor, average valuations in the first quarter of 2019 for large publicly traded research and ...

Alternative Data Firm Orbital Insight White Labels Analysis to Airbus

Airbus Defence and Space has integrated Orbital Insight’s algorithms into its platform offering access to its extensive library of satellite images.  For Orbital Insight, a leading geospatial analysis company, the ...

Janney Acquires FIG Partners

Mid-tier investment bank Janney Montgomery Scott acquired community banking specialist FIG Partners as it seeks to expand its financial sector coverage.  Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.  FIG Partners ...

RMS Provider Alphametry Goes Live

A year and a half after first pivoting to focus on research management solutions, Paris-based research portal Alphametry announced that it has deployed its RMS platform at DNCA Finance, an ...
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Q1 2019 US Bulge Equities Revenues Fall 21%

Equities trading in the first quarter of 2019 was off by one-fifth compared to last year for the largest US banks, as 2019 promises to be a tougher year than ...

Research Payments Sag in Europe and UK, According to Integrity Research Pricing Benchmark Study

Average European research payments lagged North American research payments by over 40%, according to data from Integrity Research’s fourth major benchmark study of research pricing.   The survey results indicate ...
Premium Expands in Europe

04/19/2019, a leading web scraping tool provider, opened an office in East London to support European expansion.  The move follows from its February acquisition of Connotate. announced it has ...
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