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How are productivity, revenue and headcount trending in the bank channel?
Kehrer Bielan estimates that the so-called “bank channel” consists of 1,932 banks that offer investment services. But banks’ cousin depository institutions – credit unions – also sell investments. » READ MORE
States are increasingly wading into the fight to combat elder financial abuse, the top state securities regulator said Thursday. The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) releas [1/19/2018]  » READ MORE

Ken Kehrer and Tim Kehrer, Kehrer Bielan Research & Consulting
Larry Cohen, Strategic Business Insights

For decades we’ve held the position that the investment services ...
[1/18/2018]  » READ MORE Several finance and insurance companies have led the charge in increasing their matching contributions to workers’ 401(k) plans in response to the new tax law, and their early responses might just be ... [1/16/2018]  » READ MORE The investment advisor to New York University's retirement plan has been named as a co-defendant in litigation over alleged excessive fees. Plaintiffs contend the advisor provided "imprudent investmen... [1/16/2018]  » READ MORE

Register now  for the  2018 BISA Annual Convention, the premier event for the bank insurance and securities industry. Join BISA leaders and 700+ bank professionals and executives March 6-9, 2018 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida. [11/9/2017]  » READ MORE Trinlogix is a recipient of the 2017 Technology Innovation Award for their Interaction Report platform, which is used to view portfolios / funds in its interactive 3D view and is fully searchable. [10/26/2017]  » READ MORE Raymond James is a recipient of the 2017 Technology Innovation Award for their Advisor Mobile App, a new technology tool that allows advisors access to client details, including portfolio holding information, recent trading activity, CRM notes and more, with the click of a button and through a centralized and direct digital channel. [10/12/2017]  » READ MORE

Cyber threats continue to increase year over year and attack techniques are more sophisticated than ever. From ransomware such as WannaCry and Petya, to denial of service (DDoS) attacks using Internet of Things (IOT) devices, to data breaches disrupting the 2016 U.S. presidential election process, cyber threats are at the forefront of our lives and likely will be for many years to come. [10/12/2017]  » READ MORE In a brief filed Wednesday in a Minnesota lawsuit, the Department of Labor indicated that it had submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a proposal to delay implementation of the remaining parts of its fiduciary rule from January 1, 2018, until July 1, 2019 [8/10/2017]  » READ MORE Ron Insana believes the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary duty rule is history. [7/12/2017]  » READ MORE

Increase the ROI of Your People to Impact Your Financial Institution’s Bottom Line
The late Peter Drucker, known internationally as the “Father of Modern Management”, has a famous quote in his magnum opus Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices (Harper Row, 1974), that says, “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations”. [9/7/2017]  » READ MORE
Building Better Customer Relationships by Asking the Right Questions
Last month, CNBC Portfolio Perspective featured an article by Sarah O’Brien who wrote that the financial services industry will become more “customer focused” and “a more ethical, value-oriented socially responsible profession over the next five to 10 years”. Per the article, regardless of what happens to the current DoL regulations under Trump, the industry will migrate this direction because of burgeoning awareness. [7/7/2017]  » READ MORE
Understanding the Era of the Digital Financial Life
A great reckoning with investors will soon confront financial institutions (FIs). Since the mid-1990s, the financial industry has made bold promises about how technology, the internet, big data and other revolutionary tools will transform all aspect of their financial lives. [6/28/2017]  » READ MORE