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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The Great MiFID II Reshuffle: What is “Quality” Research and How to Produce More of It Despite the Squeeze on Budgets?

09/25/2017
The following is a guest article by Jack Kokko, Founder and CEO of AlphaSense, creators of an AI-powered search engine. With the effective date of MiFID II around the corner, ...
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Asset Managers Opt Out Of MiFID II Research Procurement Rules

09/22/2017
One of the regulatory selling points of the new research inducement rules under MiFID II was that they would improve transparency around the purchase of third party research.  However, the ...
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Crédit Agricole CIB Slashes Fixed Income Research Fees Nearly 90%

09/21/2017
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank dramatically reduced the subscription cost of its Macro and FICC research from €170,000 ($200,000) to €20,000 ($24,000).  At the same time it simplified its ...
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Fintech Macro Platform ClearMacro Ingests Alternative Data

09/21/2017
Investment strategy platform ClearMacro incorporates sentiment data and other signals from third party data providers into its quantitative approach to asset allocation.   Although not a distributor of alternative data, it ...
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Exane’s Revenues Fell in 2016 Despite Extel Success

09/20/2017
Exane SA’s London affiliate, Exane Limited, which represents the bulk of its cash equities business, suffered falling revenues in 2016 even though it was one of the top three providers ...
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Alternative Data Firm Prattle Launches Equity Product

09/19/2017
Sentiment analysis provider Prattle, which initially focused on gauging central bank sentiment, now analyzes earnings calls and other corporate communications from approximately 3,000 publicly traded US stocks. Prattle uses machine ...
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The Next Phase of MiFID II Will Yield Unintended Consequences

09/18/2017
The nearly universal decision by asset managers subject to MiFID II to eat research costs has numerous ramifications for investment managers, banks, independent research providers and a host of Fintech ...
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Research Funding Update: Eating Research Costs Becomes Consensus For European Asset Managers

09/18/2017
A series of announcements last week provided the tipping point for European asset managers, forcing some who previously expected to charge clients for research to change policies.  Under MiFID II, ...
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Geospatial Firm Descartes Labs Raises $30 Million

09/15/2017
Satellite imagery firm Descartes Labs closed a $30 million Series B funding round.  The financing was led by LA-based venture capital firm March Capital, with participation by the private equity ...
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Upcoming Stock Conferences – Updated 9-14-17

09/14/2017
Stock Conference Calendar added or revised these dates, events and locations. Date Event Sponsor Location Sep 12, 2017 - Sep 14, 2017 4th Annual Risk Management and Pharmacovigilance Summit Allan ...
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