BKD in the News

Jeff Layman, chief investment officer for BKD Wealth Advisors, is quoted in a February 9, 2011, article in The New York Times about how to invest wisely in the commodities market. More »»

Kenneth Simonson, chief economist with of Associated General Contractors of America, spoke about the state of the industry at a forum to clients and friends of BKD on December 3 in the new St. Louis office in the One Metropolitan Square building. Simonson is the top voice on economic trends affecting the construction industry in the United States. BKD is actively involved at the local level serving on various committees and with AGC of America serving on its Tax & Fiscal Affairs Committee as well as the Multi Employer Pension Plan Task Force. The St. Louis Business Journal reported on Simonson's visit. More »»

Gene Morgenthaler, partner with BKD’s St. Louis office, is featured in a St. Louis Business Journal article, “St. Louis businesses to benefit from tax breaks.” More »»

Wendy Henry, managing partner of BKD’s St. Louis and Decatur offices, is featured in a St. Louis Business Journal “New to Town” article. More »»

Steve Blumreich, president of BKD Corporate Finance, LLC, is featured in a BusinessWeek article, "M&A: Will the Recession Spark a Rebound?". More »»

 

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WealthPlan is BKD’s family of professional services to help clients grow, preserve and protect their wealth. Through WealthPlan advisors, clients have access to the resources of BKD, LLP and BKD Wealth Advisors, LLC (BKDWA), a wholly owned subsidiary. BKDWA is our investment advisory subsidiary registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which manages or supervises approximately $1 billion in client portfolios and provides investment management, personal wealth planning and estate planning solutions.

BKDWA’s advisors are financial counselors with years of experience in investment and financial management. Increasingly they are being tapped by national media for insight, explanation and solid commentary related to newsworthy issues. Selected national appearance listings for print and electronic media are featured on this page.

USA Today
July 11, 2015
Gretchen Cliburn, Senior Managing Advisor, BKD Wealth Advisors

Jeff Reeves of USA Today includes Gretchen Cliburn, senior managing advisor at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article about how essential it is to make a will. “If you don’t have a will or an estate plan, your state of residence has one for you, this could create some financial and family issues,” she says.

Read the article here.
WBBM-AM
July 7, 2015
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, appears as a guest on WBBM-AM “Noon Business Hour” to weigh in on general market conditions and how Greece is playing a role. “Talks about a potential new negotiation in Greece today has caused the markets to stabilize a bit. There’s still a lot to be played out in the story because the country doesn’t ultimately have the resources to repay the debt,” says Layman.

Listen to the interview here.
Money Magazine
May 18, 2015
Gretchen Cliburn, Senior Managing Advisor, BKD Wealth Advisors

Sarah Max of Money Magazine includes Gretchen Cliburn, senior managing advisor at BKD Wealth Advisors, in article about required minimum distributions. “Where things can get confusing is if you have multiple accounts. I recommend consolidating accounts so you avoid missing an RMD,” she says.

Read the article here.
US News & World Report
May 12, 2015
Gretchen Cliburn, Senior Managing Advisor, BKD Wealth Advisors

Kira Brecht of US News & World Report features Gretchen Cliburn, senior managing advisor at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article about maintaining a family financial record. “We call this the love letter. Providing this information for those who are left behind is one of the most loving things you can do,” she offers.

Read the article here.
The Wall Street Journal
May 1, 2015
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Corrie Driebusch of The Wall Street Journal includes Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article about the stock market’s rebound from a sharp selloff. “With valuation in the upper end of normal and earnings struggling a bit this year, I think the start of 2015 has shown it’s going to be a little bit more difficult to make a buck in US equities this year,” he says.

Read the article here.

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