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:


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 ...

Layoffs Surge on Wall Street in April

The employment outlook on Wall Street remains fragile as layoffs surged in April to the highest level seen since late last year and new hiring remained restrained reflecting continued caution ...
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Vertical Research Partners Hires New Chemicals Analyst

Recently, Stamford CT-based independent research firm, Vertical Research Partners (VRP), announced that Kevin McCarthy had joined the firm as a Partner to cover the Chemicals sector.  Previously, McCarthy had been ...

Washington Takes Aim at Political Intelligence Biz, Again

Recently, bi-partisan legislation was introduced on Capitol Hill to reign in the activities of political intelligence firms – similar to other bills that have been introduced over the past few ...
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