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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Alt Data Purveyor M Science Launches Airline Coverage

10/03/2017
M Science, the alternative data research provider sold last year by ITG to Leucadia National, launched analytic coverage of the airlines sector as the firm continues to expand since its ...
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US Trade Associations Take Multiple Paths To Ease MiFID II Challenges

10/03/2017
This is the second article of a two part series examining US regulatory initiatives to mitigate conflicts between pending MiFID II research unbundling rules and US regulation.  The first article ...
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New Opposition To MiFID II Relief Complicates Efforts By US Regulators

10/02/2017
This the first of a two part series examining US regulatory initiatives to mitigate conflicts between pending MiFID II rules unbundling research payments from execution and US regulation. Although there ...
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European Independents Fear Unbundling Effects

09/29/2017
Independent research firms in Europe have deep reservations about MiFID II’s new research inducement rules, according to a survey by trade association Euro IRP. Euro IRP said that its members ...
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Stock Correlations Fall Back to Pre-Crisis Levels

09/28/2017
As we noted in January, market conditions for stock pickers – and fundamental equity research providers – have improved as stocks are less likely to move in lock step than ...
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Research Aggregator Smartkarma Enters Europe

09/28/2017
Smartkarma, a Singapore-based research distribution platform, opened a UK office as it seeks to extend its analytic coverage from Asia to Europe.  Europe is already crowded with research aggregators, but ...
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Alternative Data Firm Exante Data To Launch Capital Flow Service

09/27/2017
Exante Data, the alternative data affiliate of currency research firm Exante Advisors, will be launching a new capital flows product in the coming weeks which expands on the Chinese capital ...
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State Street Launches Research Management Solution

09/27/2017
State Street added to the increasingly crowded research management solution (RMS) space with a new offering designed to improve consumption of investment research.  The product, an outgrowth of machine learning ...
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Jefferies Reports Solid Third Quarter Equities Results

09/26/2017
Jefferies Group LLC, the investment-banking unit of Leucadia National Corp which reports earlier than its rivals, garnered $176.8 million in equities revenues for the third quarter 2017 period ending August.  ...
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Research Funding Update: Four More European Managers Eat Research Costs

09/26/2017
Four additional asset managers announced their decisions to pay for research from their resources, the largest being HSBC Asset Management.  Meanwhile Fidelity International continued to temporize and global asset managers ...
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