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.

The Wall Street Journal
December 3, 2014
Jack Thurman, President, BKD Wealth Advisors

The Wall Street Journal features Jack Thurman, president of BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article on the benefits of the firm’s policy for financial advisors to take a mandatory sabbatical every five years. Thurman explains the sabbatical not only allows advisors to re-energize, but also gives the firm a sense of how it functions in their absence.

Read the article here.
MarketWatch Radio
November 4, 2014
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, appears on MarketWatch Radio to discuss the U.S. economy and market. Although lower oil prices are bringing down energy stocks, Layman sees room for improvement and an overall positive outlook for the year ahead.

Listen to the interview here.
Investor’s Business Daily
October 10, 2014
Jack Thurman, President, BKD Wealth Advisors

Morey Stettner of Investor’s Business Daily quotes Jack Thurman, president of BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article that highlights the importance of staying on good terms with departing clients because there’s a chance they may return. Thurman recalls losing a client, "We made sure the transition out was smooth. We never burn a bridge. We never dump a client overboard if they leave us,” he says.

Read the article here.
Wall Street Journal
October 1, 2014
Gretchen Cliburn, Senior Managing Advisor, BKD Wealth Advisors

Kelly Kearsley of Wall Street journal features Gretchen Cliburn, senior managing advisor at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article about working as a financial advisor for a divorced couple. Chilburn highlights the importance of remaining neutral throughout the divorcing process. "I told them, 'We're not going to take sides. Our goal is to inform you both of your choices and to help you understand what decisions you need to make,” she says.

Read the article here.
The Wall Street Journal
September 5, 2014
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

John Wasik of The Wall Street Journal includes Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article about the risks of junk bonds and Treasurys. "Treasurys are most susceptible to price hits when rates rise. It's unwise to buy Treasurys, even though the 10-year note has fallen in yield from about 3 to 2.4 percent this year. I don‘t think this move is likely to repeat itself," he says.

Read the article here.

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