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 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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Fast-growing Expert Network Leverages AI

Although barely two years old, UK-based expert network proSapient now totals over sixty staff and is aggressively expanding its presence in the US.  The firm credits its success to its ...

Market Data Spending Grew 7% In 2018

Spending on market data and news grew 7.1% to $30.5 billion in 2018 according to estimates from Burton-Taylor International, a consulting firm focused on the market data industry.  2018 was ...

Technology Boutique Summit Insights Group Joins Research Alliance

Summit Insights Group, a fundamentals-driven technology research firm, joined the recently formed Research Alliance ( sponsored by the sales agency previously known as Financial Research Solutions.  Note: Integrity Research is ...

Goldman Gets Ready to Sell Data

Goldman Sachs is recruiting for senior salesperson to begin selling data and analytics in its client-facing platform, Marquee.  The initial data being distributed will likely be internally developed, although the ...
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SEC: Read My Lips, No MiFID II Harmonization

For slow learners who had trouble deciphering the message delivered last week by the head of the SEC’s Division of Investment Management (yes, you SIFMA), SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said ...

Thasos Bets on Both FactSet and Bloomberg

Geolocation data firm Thasos Group is distributing data through FactSet’s alternative data portal as well as Bloomberg’s (and through an unnamed major bank).  In the race between FactSet and Bloomberg ...
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