Author Michael Mayhew

Mike Mayhew is one of the leading experts on the investment research industry. In addition to founding Integrity Research, Mike is on the board of directors of Investorside Research Association, the non-profit trade association for the independent research industry, and a frequent speaker on research industry trends and developments. Mike has over thirty years of research industry experience. Email:


HSBC Lays off Staff as Firm Restructures Investment Bank

In the past few weeks, HSBC said it was cutting several dozen senior investment-banking positions as part of the firm's ongoing plan to reduce costs across the company.  In addition, the ...

Janney Experiences Shuffle in Research and Sales

Recently, Philadelphia-based Janney Montgomery Scott dropped coverage of all gambling stocks as its casino and hotel analyst left the firm.  Additionally, the firm’s MLP analyst also departed.  However, the firm ...
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Wall Street Layoffs and Hiring Dip in May

Despite a sharp dip in layoffs in May, job prospects on Wall Street remain weak as new hiring slips to the lowest level seen since January reflecting continued reticence on ...

Morningstar Buys Fixed-Income Analytics Firm

Morningstar, a Chicago-based investment research, data and analytics firm, announced in a press release recently that it had purchased fixed-income analytics provider, InvestSoft Technology.  Terms of the deal were not ...

Research is Not Bought, It Is Sold

For years, Integrity Research has argued against the “Field of Dreams” philosophy of running a research business – build it and they will come.  While we agree that a firm ...
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Perth Releases New Way for Investors to Measure Business Acumen and Company Value

Founded in 2002, Perth Leadership Institute has historically provided executive and leadership development to corporate clients around the world.  As a result of this work Perth has developed a formal ...

Pay Cuts Expected as Wall Street Struggles

Based on a study by compensation consultant, Johnson Associates, pay in many divisions at Wall Street firms is expected to drop by double digits in 2016 due to low interest ...
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ETF Global Strikes Distribution Deal with Wharton Research Data

Recently, ETF Global (ETFG), a New York City-based provider of ETF data and analytics, announced that it had struck a redistribution deal with Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading ...

Stephens, Inc. Fined $900k for Research Supervision Failures Over Flash Emails

Last week FINRA announced that it had censured and fined Little Rock, Arkansas-based investment bank Stephens, Inc. $900,000 for inadequate supervision of internal “flash” emails sent by research analysts communicating ...

Record Sentences Follow FCA Convictions in Insider Trading Case

Following convictions handed down earlier this week of a former Deutsche Bank corporate broker and his accountant, a British Judge sentenced the two to record prison terms in the “Operation ...
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