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:

MiFID II Expected To Cost Financial Industry Over $2 bln

According to a recent report published by financial technology and data firm IHS Markit and consulting firm Expand, the European Union’s new MiFID II regulations are expected to cost the ...

MiFID II and Unbundling… The Changing Client Servicing Equation

The move to “unbundle” commissions from investment research and related MiFID II regulatory compliance will change the client service model between the sell-side and buy-side forever. This will drive the ...

Weak IPO Market Plagues Wall Street Earnings

According to data published by Renaissance Capital Markets, US IPO activity has dipped almost 48% so far this year to one of the lowest levels seen in years – a ...

OTC Markets Launches Research Portal for Small Companies

Earlier this week, OTC Markets Group (OTCQX: OTCM), announced the launch of a new online portal for micro and small cap companies listed on their platform to obtain third-party research from ...

CLSA Americas Adds Two New Analysts

Last week, CLSA Americas, the US subsidiary of Hong Kong-based investment bank CLSA, added two senior analysts to its research team, bringing the total number of US-based publishing equity analysts ...
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Scottrade Sees Explosive Takeup of IRP New Constructs

A few weeks ago, discount broker Scottrade provided free access to independent research firm, New Constructs, to all its retail customers.  Unexpectedly, the adoption of this new service outstripped everyone’s ...

Morningstar Founder Steps Down as CEO

Last week Joe Mansueto, billionaire CEO of Chicago-based investment research, data and analytics firm, Morningstar, Inc. announced that he would be stepping down as CEO at the end of this ...

CFRA Buys S&P’s Global Research Business

Independent forensic research firm, CFRA, recently announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Equity and Fund Research business.  The terms of the ...

Mixed Jobs Outlook for Wall Street in August

For the second consecutive month, layoffs on Wall Street plunged in August, falling to the lowest level seen in years.  However, hiring on Wall Street also dipped in August signaling ...

Morningstar Approved to Rate Corporate Debt

Chicago-based Morningstar, Inc.’s credit rating subsidiary was recently granted “national recognized statistical rating organization” (NRSRO) status by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and approved to rate the debt of companies ...
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