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: Michael.Mayhew@integrity-research.com

SEC Finds Conflicts of Interest at Ratings Agencies

12/29/2014
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

12/15/2014
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 ...

Stymied Insider Trading Case Shifts from Congress to Hedge Funds

09/15/2014
Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that federal investigators have shifted the focus of an ongoing insider trading case from whether Congressional staffers tipped off a research firm about ...

iSentium Launches Sentiment Search Engine on Bloomberg

08/25/2014
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 ...

Buy Side Investors Unlocking the Value of the Web

06/30/2014
While the amount of data available on the internet has been exploding at an exponential rate in the past few years, many on Wall Street have been hesitant to adopt ...

Estimize Caps Off Three Big Wins With $1.2 mln Funding

03/31/2014
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 ...

Corporate Access Startups Hoping to Profit from FCA Ban

03/05/2014
The proposed ban on payment for corporate access with client commissions by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) promises to be a boon to firms hoping to benefit from the ...

Brokers Ban Controversial Surveys

02/26/2014
In the wake of BlackRock’s settlement with the New York attorney general over its surveys of security analysts, eighteen brokerage firms have agreed to bar their analysts from participating in ...

Resurrection of Expert Networks

11/11/2013
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 ...

Key Provision of STOCK Act Gutted

04/15/2013
New York, NY – Last week, in a rather secretive move, the Senate and House passed a bill that effectively guts one of the more important aspects of the STOCK Act ...
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