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:


Alternative Data Researcher M Science Launches Geolocation Product

M Science, the pioneer alternative data research provider originally known as Majestic Research, released a new geolocation product, TRAFFIC, which uses data collected by, a US/Israeli firm offering affordable ...
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Research Spending Update: 2018 Research Outlays Track Close to Budget

With the exception of DWS, which seems to have overshot its research budget by almost a third, most European asset managers which had previously disclosed research budgets for 2018 ended ...
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Research Funding Update: US Stalemate

US regulators are pouring cold water on broadening the ability for US asset managers to pay cash for US broker research, bringing US moves to absorb research costs to a ...

McKinsey: Traditional Asset Managers Are Embracing AI and Alternative Data

A recent McKinsey white paper argues that artificial intelligence is broadly impacting the asset management industry, not only transforming the traditional investment process.  As more asset managers bring AI in-house, ...
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Alternative Data Firm Suburbia Focuses on EMEA Transaction Data

Amsterdam-based is shifting from its initial commodities and energy orientation to concentrate on collecting European point-of-sale (POS) data. The firm currently offers POS retail data for the Benelux region ...
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Geospatial Firm Gamaya Focuses on Agriculture

Switzerland-based Gamaya, which uses drones and satellite imagery to assess crops, has been expanding its agronomic coverage.  With much of its focus is on Brazil, its information will have increasing ...

Alternative Data Researcher M Science Adds Weather Data

M Science, the pioneer alternative data research provider originally known as Majestic Research, has added weather data as it continues to build out its analytic platform.  It also initiated coverage ...
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AI-Driven Expert Network Seeks to Disrupt Industry

NewtonX wants to shake up the expert network industry with new technology and new business models.  “We make access to expertise as transparent as possible, as precise as possible, as ...

FinTech Firm Sentieo Channels Cap IQ

Since its capital raise last fall, financial data platform Sentieo has been relentlessly enhancing its AI-driven platform while adding sales and marketing staff.  Over the last six weeks it has ...

Benzinga Adds Geolocation Data to its Marketplace

As interest in geolocation data grows, news vendor Benzinga announced it will distribute geolocation data from Skyhook, a firm that supplies geolocation capabilities to third party developers.  Similar to Quandl’s ...
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