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:


CLSA Americas Hires Media & Entertainment Analyst

CLSA Americas, the North American division of Hong Kong based research and advisory firm CLSA, hired Vasily Karasyov as a Managing Director and senior research analyst, covering the media and ...

Criminal Probe Into FOMC Leak Comes To Light

According to a letter from the House Financial Services Committee Chairman, the Federal Reserve Inspector General recently informed him that the FBI is involved in an open criminal investigation into ...

Research Profile: Industry Veterans Start New Short Ideas Research Boutique

Late last year, a few research industry veterans set up a brand new short-biased independent research firm called Pacific Square Research (the firm was initially called GVB Research).  Now that the ...

Wall Street Job Outlook Brightens During February, but…

The improvement seen in the overall employment picture over the past few months was evident in the financial services industry in February, according to a private jobs survey.  Layoffs at ...

Second Annual “Alpha Innovation Required” Summit A Success

Despite the snow storm that blanketed much of the east coast last week, Franklin Templeton successfully pulled off their second annual “Alpha Innovation Required” (AIR) summit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where ...

Stifel Looking To Snap Up Sterne Agee In 14th Deal

According to various sources, Stifel Financial Corp. is currently in discussions to acquire Sterne Agee Group – the 14th such deal for the St. Louis-based middle market financial services firm ...

Wall Street Jobs Picture Worsens in January

Despite the healthy January non-farm payroll report released last week, the jobs picture on Wall Street worsened significantly.  Layoffs at Wall Street banks and brokerage firms surged during the first ...

Is “Operation Perfect Hedge” Unraveling?

Last week, U.S. prosecutors agreed to drop all charges against five men accused of insider trading ahead of IBM’s acquisition of SPSS due to a recent appeals court ruling which ...

Quantifying and Anticipating the Effects of Winter Weather on Retailers

Weather affects everyone, every day. From the clothes we wear to the food we buy, weather influences our behaviors, decisions, and purchases in countless ways. And, what drives consumers to ...

DOJ: Appeals Court Got It Wrong In Insider Trading Reversal

In a December 10th ruling, a federal appeals court reversed two key insider trading convictions.  However, in a new criminal insider trading case against 5 stockbrokers who traded on inside ...
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