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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Geospatial Firm RS Metrics Distributes Through CME Group

07/20/2018
Reflecting an expanded product line since changing CEOs a year ago, RS Metrics is distributing its copper data through CME Group’s DataMine service. CME added RS Metrics' satellite imagery-based estimates ...
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US Bulge Equities Revenues Up Nearly 20% Despite Easing From First Quarter Results

07/20/2018
Although the second quarter equities revenues of the largest US banks fell from the buoyant first quarter, they remained 19% above last year’s results.  Goldman Sachs was the sole outlier, ...
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Geospatial Analysis Firm Orbital Insight Distributes Car Count Data Through Bloomberg

07/19/2018
Orbital Insight, a geospatial big data company, is distributing its car count data via the Bloomberg Terminal as it pursues a third-party distribution strategy. Coverage is for 80 US retailers ...
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UBS Evidence Lab Hiring Frenzy Spawns New Roles and Functions

07/19/2018
We examined the hiring patterns for UBS Evidence Lab positions over the last nine months to gauge the priorities for the alternative data/primary research platform, finding that the tone of ...
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Research Aggregator RSRCHXchange Adds Analyst Access

07/18/2018
UK-based research distributor RSRCHXchange launched new functionality allowing users to schedule, book and buy meetings, calls and webinars in addition to purchasing research reports. Research providers will also have the ...
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FIG Partners Shows Top Buy Recommendation Performance For 3 Years Ending 6-30-18

07/17/2018
The top performing equity research buy recommendations for the three year period ending March 30, 2018 came from boutique investment bank FIG Partners, according to performance information collected by Investars, ...
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Large Asset Managers Hiring In-House Corporate Access Managers

07/17/2018
Although a recent Ipreo survey indicated that over two-thirds of issuers still mainly use banks for their access to investors, recent job postings by Wellington Management and Fidelity Investments suggest ...
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SEC Issues Warning on Best Execution and Soft Dollars

07/16/2018
The SEC’s inspections unit issued a ‘Risk Alert’ summarizing the most common deficiencies pertaining to best execution and soft dollars that its staff has cited in the wake of investment ...
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Prattle’s Earnings Sentiment Analysis Gets Widely Copied

07/13/2018
Pity alternative data firm Prattle, which now finds UBS and CB Insights appropriating the methodology it developed for gauging earnings call sentiment for their own use.  Such is the growing ...
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Latest MiFID II Guidance Fails to Bring Relief to Independent Boutiques

07/13/2018
Despite lobbying by independent boutiques, new guidance from European regulators ignored requests for exemptions from MiFID II strictures for research providers which do not have trading desks or offer investment ...
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