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:


The Mechanics of Using Transactions to Fund an RPA

While much has been discussed in the press about the proposed MiFID II rules regarding research payments, very little has been said about the mechanics of an RPA due to ...
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Longbow Research Adds Semis and Metals Analysts

In recent weeks, Cleveland-based independent research firm, Longbow Research, has added two new senior analysts to its ranks – one covering Semiconductors and one covering Metals and Mining. New Hires ...

Anyone in the US Hiring Equity Research Professionals?

In recent months, a number of firms have either merged operations or shuttered their US equity businesses altogether as weak market conditions and regulatory headwinds have made them unsustainable.  However, ...

Commcise & Westminster Partner to Provide End-to-End MiFID II Research Procurement Solution for Asset Managers

Earlier this week, UK-based financial technology software provider, Commcise, and Convergex’s Westminster Research Associates, announced plans to integrate their respective services to provide asset managers with an end-to-end solution to ...

ADP Launches First Big Data Service

Late last year, ADP, the leading payroll processor in the US, launched its first “big data” service created for companies conducting deep dive economic research into the retail, hospitality, financial ...
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Mixed February 2017 Jobs Outlook on Wall Street

Layoffs at Wall Street banks and brokerage firms surged in February to the highest level seen since June of 2016, while new hiring surged during the second month of 2017 ...

Equity Commission Rates Remain Steady

According to a recent Greenwich Associates study, the average cost of equity executions in the developed world remained largely unchanged in 2016, whereas ETFs are getting more expensive trade. US Execution ...

ITG Announces Rollout of New Enhanced RPA Solution

Having exited research, agency broker ITG is investing heavily in retooling its commission management systems to meet new research procurement requirements under MiFID II.  The firm has launched a new ...

TS Lombard Hires Former BNP Paribas Economist

London based independent economic and policy research firm, TS Lombard, recently hired Ken Wattret, formerly a top economist at BNP Paribas.  The real question is whether this is just the ...

Morningstar 4th Qtr Revenue Beats Expectations

Chicago-based investment research, data and analytics firm Morningstar, Inc. (MORN) announced its 4th Qtr 2016 and full year financial results, revealing that the firm beat revenue expectations. 4th Qtr 2016 ...
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