The Kehrer Bielan team has spent nearly 100 collective years in this industry. We want to help this industry continue to grow and prosper, just as it has helped us. And we hope that the research we conduct helps point the way. To give back, we have launched the Kehrer Bielan Highlighter to share some of our most important findings, insights, and commentary.

 

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Recent Highlighters

Does the Size of the Investment Practice Matter?

Findings from the 2021 Kehrer Bielan Top Directors Awards Parsing the performance data from the investment services practices in 406 banks and credit unions to identify the 71 best performers provides a window into what makes an investment services firm great.1 One...

Are You Adding Financial Advisors?

At the fall meeting of the Kehrer Bielan Leadership Study Group in Chapel Hill, Tim Kehrer reiterated the case for increasing financial advisor headcount.  “Again and again we find that adding financial advisors is the most promising runway to increasing investment...

Referrals Down Again—Alternatives for Reaching Clients Where They Are

This is the headline for today, and it will likely be the same one in 2025.  According to this year’s Kehrer Bielan benchmarking surveys, branch referrals fell 27% to 29% last year.  And participants in the fall meeting of the Kehrer Bielan Leadership Study Group in...

Are You Adding Financial Advisors?

At the fall meeting of the Kehrer Bielan Leadership Study Group in Chapel Hill, Tim Kehrer reiterated the case for increasing financial advisor headcount.  “Again and again we find that adding financial advisors is the most promising runway to increasing investment...

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Are Some of Your Top Producers Actually Slackers?

Older advisors tend to be a firm’s top producers.  Advisors build their book over time and become the anchors of the firm’s production.  But new evidence from Kehrer Bielan research suggests that many of these more senior advisors are actually underperforming. As part...

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Keeping Your Top Advisors

In our strategic dialogue in April, the conversation coalesced around the Kehrer Bielan research that demonstrates that when an advisor leaves a firm, the firm loses about $2 million in revenue, even if the advisor takes no clients or assets. The participants shared...

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