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:

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Big Data, Big Potential: Its Role in Investment Research

In recent years, the availability of vast amounts of data has revolutionized the way we approach many fields, and investment research is no exception. Big Data, a catch-all term used ...

A Glimpse into QuantCube’s New Industrial Production Indicator

Earlier this month, QuantCube Technology announced the availability of the QuantCube Industrial Production Indicator (IPI) nowcast, a new macroeconomic indicator that provides daily updates on U.S. industrial production output. Who ...

FCA Says Quality of Disclosures from ESG Ratings Providers is Poor

Earlier this week, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) sent a letter to ESG Ratings providers stating that the quality of ESG disclosures was poor, outlining some of the specific ...

Survey: A Minority of Investors Think Their Firms’ Process for Using Alt Data is Excellent

According to a recent survey sponsored by Exabel, the Oslo-based alternative data analytics provider, a mere 23% of professional investors surveyed describe their firms’ process for using alternative data in ...
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SEC Reiterates No Extension to MiFID II “No Action” Letter

A few weeks ago, SEC Chairman Gary Gensler held a conference call with a small number of SIFMA members to discuss the MiFID II “No Action” Letter.  Attendees noted that ...

Extending SEC “No Action” Will Harm US Investors

Recently, Harvard Law School Professor, Howell E. Jackson and CEO of Healthy Markets Association, Tyler Gellasch published an article arguing that “if the SEC [extends its “no action” letter], public ...
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U.S. IPO Activity Improves in February 2023

US IPO activity improved in February 2023 as ten deals were priced during the month, 25% above the level of deals priced during the same month of last year. In ...

Tracking Global Consumer Goods and Pricing Trends with Alternative Data

The following guest article was written by Mikheil Shengelia, Research Analyst, Data Strategy at Eagle Alpha, an alternative data aggregation platform that also provides supporting advisory services for data buyers and vendors. Following ...

Wells Fargo Research Now Available via S&P Global and AlphaSense

Recently, global investment bank Wells Fargo Securities, agreed to distribute its real-time and embargoed investment research reports via S&P Global Market Intelligence's Aftermarket Research collection and AlphaSense’s Wall Street Insights ...

TD Bank’s Acquisition of Cowen Receives Regulatory Approval

Last week, Canada’s second largest bank, TD Bank (NYSE: TD) received all the required regulatory approvals to complete its proposed merger with New York-based investment bank, Cowen Group (NASDAQ: COWN) ...
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