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.

WBBM-AM
September 2, 2015
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, appears on WBBM-AM to discuss the market sell-off and rally. ?The market seems to be drawing some energy today from a solid jobs report from ADP. In addition, productivity improved to its best level in about a year and a half which is strong economic news on the tail of a pretty significant upgrade to GDP growth last year. Things seem to be going well in the US economy right now despite all the backdrop of slowing growth in China and other negative influencers,? he says.

Listen to the interview here.
WBBM-AM
August 12, 2015
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, appears on WBBM-AM to discuss China?s devaluation of the yuan. ?It?s been a rough couple of days, the Chinese currency devaluation caught many by surprise and investors are taking a look at this and asking what implication this has for their investments and portfolio. The action emphasized that growth may be slowing more than many thought and that has tentacles to the world economy and markets. At the margin, that?s where a lot of the growth has come in recent years,? he says.

Listen to the interview here.
US News & World Report
August 7, 2015
Gretchen Cliburn, Senior Managing Advisor, BKD Wealth Advisors

Maryalene LaPonsie of US News & World Report includes Gretchen Cliburn, senior managing advisor at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article about the financial precautions to take when getting a divorce. ?Work with a divorce attorney, certified divorce financial analyst and mental health counselor. Think of this as a business decision, work with a team of experts to get you through this process,? she says.

Read the article here.
The Washington Post
August 7, 2015
Gretchen Cliburn, Senior Managing Advisor, BKD Wealth Advisors

Rodney Brooks of The Washington Post includes Gretchen Cliburn, senior managing advisor at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article about retirement planning. Planning for the unexpected is a measure many retirees wish they made while saving for their golden years. ?The unimaginable happens, and you see long-term disability, premature death and loss of employment. Even if you plan, these things can quickly derail retirement plans.?

Read the article here.
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.

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