Myth Busters: Harnessing the Consumer View

Misconceptions are everywhere.   Among many advisors and product managers, the perception exists that selling annuities to a client creates less loyalty than other products and services. Annuities, some argue, are a transaction product, not a relationship...

For Most Advisors, the Payoff from Planning Seems Slim

Getting Over A Startup Hurdle To Reap The Rewards Most advisors in banks and credit unions resist financial planning, or go through the motions to check the boxes that management builds into the incentive program. The average number of goal plans created or updated is...

How Much Are Referrals Worth to an Advisor?

Highlights From The 2018 Advisor Compensation Study Over the past few years firms have felt the impact of an ever-increasing market demand for high performing Financial Advisors. The changing behavior to greater advisory revenue has created an increased emphasis on...

The Talent Crunch Continues: How Are Firms Responding?

Kehrer Bielan’s annual benchmarking surveys are in the field and from what we are hearing the competition for quality advisors remains intense. Some firms have responded to the crunch by developing an internal pipeline of talent to supplement their efforts to recruit...