Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, Inc. was formed as a Registered Investment Advisor in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 2, 1990, by the two senior principals, Bill Bahl and Vere Gaynor.
Bill was the Chief Investment Officer for The Northern Trust Company. Vere was the Managing Director for the Cincinnati office of Scudder, Stevens & Clark. Both gentlemen were industry veterans who desired to work together in an environment focused solely on the client.
They formed Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel with the intent of offering a well-defined investment philosophy emphasizing the long-term advantages of owning stocks that pay increasing dividends.
Over the past 26 years, the firm has added more than 39 employees and manages or advises approximately $18.7† billion for high net worth and institutional clients nationwide. Bahl & Gaynor is independently owned by its investment professionals.
† Bahl & Gaynor assets under management were $9.5B and SMA platform assets under advisement were $9.2B as of 3/31/17. Source: Bahl & Gaynor