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

How to Find the Elusive Path to Growth

Most of us are under pressure to grow our business.  While 2021 is shaping up to be a strong growth year, riding the wave of eye-popping market highs, the last several years have seen almost no growth in investment services revenue in financial institutions. In the...

Does Financial Planning Drive Life Insurance Sales?

Banks and credit unions have struggled to meet the life and long-term care insurance needs of their investment clients. Despite repeated resets of their sales initiatives, their insurance sales have been flat for decades. But the recent emphasis on financial planning...

Bank BDs Make Progress in Rightsizing Client Books

Nationwide-sponsored Study Finds Reduction in Clients per Advisor   A notable feature of investment services in financial institutions is the large number of clients served by each financial professional, compared to the client books of wirehouse or RIAs.  The...

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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Getting Back to Growth

Results of Annual Checkup Spur Discussion of Growth Drivers   During the virtual unveiling of the 2020/2021 Annual Industry Checkup on March 11, Tim Kehrer reviewed the past several years’ worth of performance data collected from the three thousand or so banks...

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