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As Dressander|BHC celebrates 40 years of industry growth, we look back fondly on many outstanding accomplishments, as well as celebrate the success of our financial professionals, who share the passion and achievements of our proud organization. We also look forward to our evolution over the next 40 years and continuing to assist our advisors in reaching new levels of success. Take a look back in time at some of DBHC’s milestones, as well as significant industry events, over the past 40 years.

2017
January 2017

WHERE WE ARE TODAY

Dressander|BHC is a top-5 FMO with a 40-year history of helping independent agents and financial advisors increase their annuity and life insurance businesses. From the way we approach strategic business alliances, to the day-to-day answers we give our advisors, we treat everyone honestly, fairly and with integrity. We did so in the past, and we will do so again tomorrow. Something new players in the FMO business wish they could say.

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2016
November 2016

INDUSTRY NEWS: U.S. STOCK SURGE

U.S. Stock surged more than 1% after Donald Trump won the Presidential Election.

June 2016

INDUSTRY NEWS: UNITED KINGDOM VOTES TO WITHDRAW

The United Kingdom votes to withdraw from the European Union. Right after the vote, all major U.S. indices declined by about 5%. Within two weeks of the votes, the S&P 500 was at an all-time high.

2013
January 2013

ONE POWERFUL FMO

FFFC officially merged the companies in July 2013. As one powerful FMO, Dressander|BHC creates the synergy needed to provide producers the best options for success.

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2010
December 2010

$1 BILLION

Combined, Dressander & Associates and BHC write $1 billion in life and annuity premium.

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January 2010

FFFC PURCHASE

Futurity First Financial Corporation (FFFC) purchased both Dressander & Associates and BHC Marketing. Based in The Woodlands, TX, BHC Marketing had established itself as a FMO known for providing advisors with an abundance of value-added programs.

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January 2010

INDUSTRY NEWS: EUROPEAN SOVEREIGN DEBT CRISIS

European sovereign debt crisis S&P downgrades Greece’s sovereign credit ranking to junk four days after a €45 billion IMF bailout, triggering the decline of stock markets wordlwide.

2008
September 2008

INDUSTRY NEWS: GREAT RECESSION

On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers is allowed to fail to trigger a subprime mortgage crisis that led to the collapse of the United States housing bubble. Falling housing-related assets contributed to a global financial crisis, even as oil and food prices soared.

2007
May 2007

FIAs WITH INCOME RIDERS

DBHC’s product platform expands to include FIAs with income riders.

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2006
March 2006

ANNEXUS

Annexus forms an organization to create innovative, limited distribution retirement products. Dressander & Associates is selected as a partner firm.

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2005
December 2005

$400 MILLION

Dressander & Associates sells $400 million in life and annuity premium.

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2004
December 2004

$300 MILLION

Dressander & Associates sells $300 million in life and annuity premium.

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2003
May 2003

FIXED INDEXED ANNUITIES

Fixed Indexed Annuities are introduced and added to the product lineup.

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2002
December 2002

$250 MILLION

Dressander & Associates sells $250 million in life and annuity premium.

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May 2002

MYGAs

Multi-Year Guaranteed Annuities (MYGAs) are added to the product platform.

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2001
January 2001

INDUSTRY NEWS: EARLY 2000s RECESSION

After a decade of the longest growth period in American history, the speculative dot-com bubble burst and lack of business investments brought growth to an end.

2000
March 2000

INDUSTRY NEWS: THE DOT.COM BUBBLE BURSTS

The Dot.com Bubble Bursts on Friday, March 10, 2000, the tech-heavy NASDAQ peaked at twice its value a year before. Ten days later it lost over 10% of its value and quickly began a downward slide.

1998
December 1998

$200 MILLION

Dressander & Associates sells $200 million in life and annuity premium.

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1997
July 1997

INDUSTRY NEWS: ASIAN FINANCIAL CRISIS

A period of financial crisis that gripped much of Asia beginning in July 1997, and raised fears of a worldwide economic meltdown due to financial contagion.

1994
June 1994

SALES MENTORS ADDED

Sales mentors are added to their offering to help agents see more people and close more business.

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January 1994

EXPANSION

In 1994, they expanded again by adding fixed indexed annuities in anticipation of the growing need for this product solution among the aging baby boomer population.

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1990
January 1990

INDUSTRY NEWS: 1990s RECESSION

After the lengthy peacetime expansion of the 1980s, some combination of the subsequent 1990 oil price shock, the debt accumulation of the 1980s, and growing consumer pessimism combined with the weakened economy to produce a brief recession. 747 of 3234 Savings & Loans fail.

1989
December 1989

INDUSTRY NEWS: JAPANESE BUBBLE BURSTS

Japanese Bubble Bursts on December 29, 1989 as the Nikkei reached its all-time high. Prices began to plummet in January. Throughout the 1990s, Japan experienced slower growth than any other major industrial nation.

1987
October 1987

INDUSTRY NEWS: BLACK MONDAY

The DJIA dropped 95.46 points (a then record) and fell another 58 points the next day, down over 12% from the August 25 all-time high.

1982
January 1982

WELCOME FIXED ANNUITIES

In 1982, they added traditional fixed annuities to their portfolio.

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1977
January 1977

DRESSANDER & ASSOCIATES FOUNDED

Virgil Dressander founded Dressander & Associates, a life insurance marketing organization located in Naperville, IL, with a mission to “help agents turn their dreams into realities.”

As the company grew and prospered, sons Mike and Cam Dressander joined the business. They continued to build the company’s reputation as an organization based on a foundation of integrity and strong relationships, transforming the company into one of the best financial marketing organizations in the
country.

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