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

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...

Annuity Owners More Confident About Their Financial Future

The COVID-19 pandemic has heaped unprecedented uncertainty on the lives of millions of investing household and may have put a dent in those households’ financial confidence.  For advisors and their firms, now is a good time to revisit one of the most striking findings...

FAQ: Can Institutions/Financial Advisors Charge for Financial Planning?

Kehrer Bielan Study Answers Yes As Kehrer Bielan consults with banks and credit unions on improving the business performance of their investment services, one of the most frequently asked question is, “Do any financial institutions charge for planning?”  Our recent...

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...

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