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:

DOJ: Appeals Court Got It Wrong In Insider Trading Reversal

In a December 10th ruling, a federal appeals court reversed two key insider trading convictions.  However, in a new criminal insider trading case against 5 stockbrokers who traded on inside ...

Wall Street Job Outlook Ends 2014 On Upbeat Note

Layoffs at Wall Street banks and brokerage firms dropped for the second month in a row in December 2014, according to a private jobs report.  New hiring, on the other ...

Outlook for the Buy-Side and Its Impact on the Research Biz

Portfolio managers and analysts working at asset management firms are the key consumers of the investment research services produced by sell side investment banks and independent research providers.  Thus to ...

SEC Finds Conflicts of Interest at Ratings Agencies

The SEC recently issued a report which revealed various conflicts of interest at US ratings agencies including allowing a trade group to impact their ratings criteria, letting senior credit officers review ...

Insider Trading Reversal Deals Gov’t Major Blow

Last week, a federal appeals court reversed two key insider trading convictions, in a decision which made it clear the government did not prove that a crime was committed.  More ...

iSentium Launches Sentiment Search Engine on Bloomberg

Last week, social media analytics vendor, iSentium, announced the launch of its completely revamped iSENSE application on the Bloomberg terminal to enable investment professionals to access real-time market sentiment from ...

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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