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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More Evidence That Research Is Sold Not Bought

For years, the team at Integrity Research has argued that investment research is not bought, it is sold.  In our recent 2017 Research Pricing Study, we once again found evidence ...

CFRA-Stovall Seasonal Rotation Indices Launched

Independent forensic research firm, CFRA recently announced the launch of a series of CFRA-Stovall Indices, presenting a seasonal rotation strategy pioneered by CFRA Chief Investment Strategist, Sam Stovall. New Indices ...

Optimistic 2017 Bank and IRP Research Staffing Plans

Consistent with the optimistic revenue expectations we picked up in our proprietary 2016/2017 Research Pricing Study, close to 40% of all investment banks and independent research firms we surveyed expect ...
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Longbow Adds Two Senior Staff to its Institutional Sales Team

Cleveland-based independent research firm, Longbow Research, recently announced that it is expanding its sales team by adding Andrew Sinclair, CFA and Diana Delaney to its institutional research sales team. New ...

Seeking Alpha Disproves Free Content Mantra

For many years, marketing gurus have argued that content on the web must be free.  Internet subscription services just could never work.  However, Seeking Alpha’s Investor Marketplace has disproven this ...
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March Wall Street Jobs Outlook Brightens For the Moment

Layoffs at Wall Street banks and brokerage firms dipped sharply in March, while new hiring also surged during the month, marking the first time since last summer that Wall Street ...

The Mechanics of Funding an RPA Using the Accounting Method

MiFID II rules clearly indicate that an asset manager can pay for research out of their own P&Ls or they can fund a research payment account (RPA) and pay for ...

Liquidnet Integrates ONEaccess Data As Part of MiFID II RPA Solution

Liquidnet, a New York based institutional trading network, recently announced a nonexclusive partnership with ONEaccess, a consortium owned research interactions hub, to integrate ONEaccess data into its RPA Administration and ...

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 ...
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