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:

Estimize Caps Off Three Big Wins With $1.2 mln Funding

Last week saw some great upsets in the NCAA Division I Men’s basketball tournament (Go Flyers and Huskies!). However, crowd-sourced earnings estimate provider, Estimize, experienced its own March Madness last ...

Resurrection of Expert Networks

The wide spread fear prompted by the aggressive US government insider trading investigation over the past few years prompted a sharp downturn in the use of expert networks by buy-side ...

SEC to Banks: Accept Payments Through CCAs

New York – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a letter clarifying that investment banks providing proprietary research can be paid through Client Commission Arrangements (CCAs).  This innocuous letter ...
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Regional Banks Dominate Small Cap Research

ResearchWatch subscribers can download the full ResearchFocus report for free: 2010 US Small Cap ResearchFocus (06-10) Regional investment banks are the top providers of equity research on small capitalization stocks ...
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Integrity Releases Study of Survey Firms

ResearchWatch subscribers can download the full ResearchFocus report for free:  ResearchFocus - Surveys (9-9-09) Integrity Research released today a new Integrity ResearchFocusSM report on firms specializing in custom surveys.   ...

Gradient Analytics Stung Once Again

According to an article published in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, independent research provider Gradient Analytics, has been named in a lawsuit brought by a publicly traded company accusing Gradient ... Sues Hedge Fund and Indie Research Firm

According to a press release published by the company last week, online retailer,, has filed suit against hedge fund Rocker Partners and research firm Gradient Analytics, claiming the companies conspired to ...

Deutsche Bank to slash research jobs

Last week, we wrote about Deutsche Bank’s plans to integrate its credit and equity research departments and the initial departure of three senior research executives with the firm. According to ...

First Deutsche and now CSFB

In yesterday’s International Herald Tribune it was reported the CSFB is expected to announce a major reorganization this coming Tuesday.  At issue is the sagging market share of the financial ...
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