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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UBS Evidence Lab Recruited Nearly 100 New Positions in 2018

01/04/2019
UBS Evidence Lab hired aggressively throughout 2018, even as recruiting for traditional research positions has been desultory at best.  Now that the alternative data/primary research platform has been spun out ...
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Research Funding Update: Capital Group Eats Research Costs

01/03/2019
Capital Group, a global asset manager with nearly $2 trillion in assets under management, implemented a policy as of January 1, 2019 of paying for all external research with its ...
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IHS Markit Adds to Alternative Data Offering

12/27/2018
Fulfilling promises made by its CEO over a year ago, IHS Markit launched a suite of alternative data derived from its automotive industry data.  The move reflects a broader trend ...
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SEC Invites Comments on MiFID II Research Unbundling

12/26/2018
The US Securities and Exchange Commission opened a comment period for broker-dealers, investment advisers, issuers and other market participants to submit data and other information regarding the impact of MiFID ...
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Top ResearchWatch Stories for 2018

12/26/2018
2018 was an eventful year for the investment research industry, as reflected in our most-read articles during the year. MiFID II’s ambitious reforms were an enduring topic.  Our analysis of the ...
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Commission Management Provider Commcise Sells to Euronext

12/21/2018
London-based commission management software provider Commcise sold a majority share to Amsterdam-based European exchange Euronext for £27 million ($34 million) representing 78% ownership. Commcise’s revenue model is based on recurring software ...
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Leerink Sells Out For Modest Valuation

12/21/2018
Boston-based healthcare investment bank Leerink Partners was acquired by SVB Financial Group, parent of Silicon Valley Bank, for $280 million.   Following financial sector boutique Autonomous Research's sale for a 'modest ...
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Web Harvesting Platform Import.io Receives $15.5 Million Funding

12/20/2018
Import.io, a leading web scraping tool provider, closed a $15.5 million Series B funding round bringing its total financing to $38.3 million to date.  The proceeds will be used for ...
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AI-Powered Expert Network Receives Angel Funding

12/19/2018
Cambridge UK startup techspert.io, a new expert network which uses artificial intelligence to source experts, secured £1 million ($1.3 million) in a second round of angel funding.  The company has ...
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Institute Formed to Teach Buy-Side Artificial Intelligence

12/18/2018
The Artificial Intelligence Finance Institute (AIFI) has been launched in New York to teach a 75-hour curriculum focused on AI applications for investment management.  The AIFI’s founding reinforces the growing ...
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