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:


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 ...

Wall Street Jobs Picture Worsens in January

Despite the healthy January non-farm payroll report released last week, the jobs picture on Wall Street worsened significantly.  Layoffs at Wall Street banks and brokerage firms surged during the first ...

Is “Operation Perfect Hedge” Unraveling?

Last week, U.S. prosecutors agreed to drop all charges against five men accused of insider trading ahead of IBM’s acquisition of SPSS due to a recent appeals court ruling which ...

Quantifying and Anticipating the Effects of Winter Weather on Retailers

Weather affects everyone, every day. From the clothes we wear to the food we buy, weather influences our behaviors, decisions, and purchases in countless ways. And, what drives consumers to ...

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 ...
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