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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US Bulge Equities Revenues Continue To Tread Water in Q3 2017

10/24/2017
Third quarter equities revenues for the five largest US investment banks were nearly level in aggregate with prior year results, but off 10% from the prior quarter. Even though equity ...
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Cowen: US Regulators Opposed to Implementing MiFID II Research Payment Reforms

10/24/2017
A recent note from Cowen Washington Research Group expects the US Securities and Exchange Commission to issue by early December no-action relief from regulations restricting the acceptance by US banks ...
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Why Transparent Research Pricing Will Remain Elusive

10/20/2017
One of the regulatory goals for the research inducement provisions of MiFID II is to create more price transparency for investment research.  However, flaws in the way the rules were ...
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CFRA Hires Chief Revenue Officer As Major Client Downsizes

10/19/2017
CFRA, a leading forensic research firm which recently purchased Standard & Poor’s equity research business, hired a former ISS salesperson as its Chief Revenue Officer.  Meanwhile, the acquired S&P equity ...
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Third Evercore ISI Analyst Defects To MoffettNathanson

10/19/2017
An MD-level analyst who was a partner at Evercore ISI has just joined boutique MoffettNathanson, deepening suspicions that all is not well at ISI. Oliver Wintermantel, a 7-year veteran of ...
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Research Fees Update: More Firms Give Away FICC Research

10/18/2017
This is the second of a two-part update on research pricing, covering fees for fixed income, currencies and commodities research.  The previous installment discussed equity research pricing. More banks are ...
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Geospatial Firm RS Metrics Partners With Wolfe Research

10/17/2017
After wooing a high-profile quant from Deutsche Bank, Wolfe Research, one of the most high-profile research boutiques, has entered into a distribution deal with satellite analysis firm RS Metrics.  The ...
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Research Fees Update: Pessimism Dampens Equity Research Pricing

10/17/2017
This is the first of a two-part update on research pricing, covering equity research fees.  The next installment will discuss pricing for fixed income, currencies and commodities research. The basic ...
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Research Funding Update: Man Group and Legal & General Switch While MFS Waffles

10/13/2017
Fidelity International's decision to pass on research costs had no impact as hedge fund manager Man Group and Legal and General Investment Management both changed their policies from charging clients ...
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Death, Taxes and MiFID II (Update)

10/12/2017
UK tax authorities created false hopes that the current exemption of research from taxation might be extended despite MiFID II’s unbundling of research payments from execution, only to dash those ...
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