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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2018 Review: Banks and Market Data Firms Enter While Alt Data Vendors Exit

This is the first of two-part review of activity in the alternative data space during 2018.  In the next installment, we cover the new innovations during the past year.    ...
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Exante Data Repositions For Capital Raise

Exante Data, the alternative data affiliate of currency research firm Exante Advisors, restructured from a partnership to a corporation to improve employee incentive schemes and raise capital.  The firm has ...
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Carnegie Top-Ranked Nordic Research House in 2018

Stockholm-based Carnegie Securities had the highest ranked research and advisory services across the four Nordic countries in 2018 according to institutional investor surveys conducted by Kantar Sifo Prospera.  Carnegie was ...

1010data Adds Geolocation Data to Supplement Transaction Data

Alternative data vendor 1010data launched an application which integrates geolocation data with credit card transaction data to forecast revenue trends for publicly traded stocks.  Given 1010data’s increasing focus on the ...

FCA Censures Axiom Equity Research

The UK Financial Conduct Authority issued a warning against Axiom Equity Research, stating that the firm was not authorized to offer its services in the UK.  As a result, the ...

Singapore Grants $55 Million To Foster Equity Research

Singapore allocated S$75 million (US$55.4 million) to incentivize new equity research initiatives and groom analysts covering small- and mid-cap companies.  The new measures counteract MiFID II’s effect of reducing research ...
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Fourth Quarter 2018 Bellwether Research Valuations Fell Sharply

According to analysis prepared exclusively for Integrity Research by Marlin & Associates, the international M&A advisor[1], average valuations in the fourth quarter of 2018 for large publicly traded research and ...

Sustainalytics Buys Proxy Voting Firm

Leading ESG research firm Sustainalytics purchased GES International, a Swedish company that offers engagement and proxy services to asset owners.  The move deepens Sustainalytics’ impact with asset managers and issuers, ...
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2018 Review: Alternative Data Dominated 2018 M&A Activity

Alternative data mergers and capital raises were the highlight of research industry M&A activity, as MiFID II evidenced little of the expected consolidation in research capacity -- so far.  S&P ...
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Banks Cut Conferences in 2018

Investment banks reduced the number of conferences they sponsored by 7% in 2018, according to data supplied by investor relations platform provider Virtua.  The top three sponsors -- led by ...
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