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:

Senator Grassley Renews Push For Political Intelligence Legislation

Despite having similar language removed from a bill a few years ago, Senator Grassley recently announced that he plans to re-introduce bipartisan legislation requiring the disclosure of any political intelligence ...

Is the Job Outlook Really Improving on Wall Street?

According to a private jobs survey, layoffs on Wall Street dipped for the second consecutive month in March suggesting that the overall employment picture is continuing to improve.  However, a ...

Bharara Denied Chance to Reconsider Insider Trading Case

A federal appeals court handed US prosecutors another big loss when they rejected Preet Bharara’s request to rehear the case which led to their overturning two key insider trading convictions ...

Morgan Stanley Expands China Equity Research Team

Global investment bank Morgan Stanley is planning to double its coverage of mainland China focused equity research in response to the Chinese government’s plan to link the stock exchanges in ...

CLSA Americas Hires Media & Entertainment Analyst

CLSA Americas, the North American division of Hong Kong based research and advisory firm CLSA, hired Vasily Karasyov as a Managing Director and senior research analyst, covering the media and ...

Criminal Probe Into FOMC Leak Comes To Light

According to a letter from the House Financial Services Committee Chairman, the Federal Reserve Inspector General recently informed him that the FBI is involved in an open criminal investigation into ...

Research Profile: Industry Veterans Start New Short Ideas Research Boutique

Late last year, a few research industry veterans set up a brand new short-biased independent research firm called Pacific Square Research (the firm was initially called GVB Research).  Now that the ...

Wall Street Job Outlook Brightens During February, but…

The improvement seen in the overall employment picture over the past few months was evident in the financial services industry in February, according to a private jobs survey.  Layoffs at ...

Second Annual “Alpha Innovation Required” Summit A Success

Despite the snow storm that blanketed much of the east coast last week, Franklin Templeton successfully pulled off their second annual “Alpha Innovation Required” (AIR) summit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where ...

Stifel Looking To Snap Up Sterne Agee In 14th Deal

According to various sources, Stifel Financial Corp. is currently in discussions to acquire Sterne Agee Group – the 14th such deal for the St. Louis-based middle market financial services firm ...
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