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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Expert Network Gerson Lehrman Hiring Increases In 2018 With US Focus

03/07/2018
Leading expert network Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) is continuing to aggressively expand its staffing levels, reflecting buoyant demand for its primary research services.  The firm is currently recruiting for over ...
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S&P Buys Kensho Betting Big On AI

03/07/2018
S&P Global’s $550 million acquisition of Kensho Technologies represents a major strategic move into artificial intelligence and machine learning.  The value of the acquisition is not just in new product ...
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ASX Issuer-Paid Research Under Scrutiny

03/06/2018
A longstanding Australian Securities Exchange program which pays brokers to cover small-cap issuers has received negative media coverage in the wake of a scandal involving one of the covered companies. ...
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2017 US Cash Equities Volumes Were Down But Q1 2018 Rebounding

03/05/2018
US cash equity trading volumes, consolidated across all US equity exchanges, fell 11.5% in 2017 year over year, from 1.85 trillion shares traded in 2016 to 1.64 trillion in 2017. ...
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Good News For Stock Pickers And Brokers: Stock Correlations Remain Subdued While VIX Rises

03/05/2018
Increasing market volatility as measured by the VIX has not materially changed the correlations between stocks, preserving a benign environment for fundamental equity research providers, especially those affiliated with cash ...
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MiFID II Spurs HTML5 Research Dissemination

03/02/2018
As one example of a broader transformation, London-based Responsive Labs, which specializes in research distribution applications, is ditching its research distribution service, Research Central, in order to focus on the ...
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Tricumen: Investment Bank Cash Equities Revenues Fell 2% In 2017

03/01/2018
Cash equity revenues for the largest thirteen investment banks declined 2% in 2017 after a weak fourth quarter, according to Tricumen, a UK-based market intelligence provider specializing in investment banks.  ...
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Australian Regulator Censures Boutique After Implementing Tougher Research Regulations

03/01/2018
The Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC), the country’s financial markets regulator, forced a small mining research firm which provides issuer-paid research as well as corporate advisory services to strengthen ...
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Research Funding Update: As Fidelity Flips, P&L Assets Now Outweigh Ring-Fenced Assets

02/28/2018
Our research funding scorecard now shows for the first time that, for asset managers with declared MiFID II policies, the assets under management associated with out-of-pocket research payments now exceed ...
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Commcise Ingests Singletrack Interactions Data

02/28/2018
Commission management software provider Commcise has integrated research consumption data from CRM provider Singletrack.  We are also inferring that Commcise is adding reverse entitlement capabilities to its platform, allowing buy-side ...
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