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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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.
Fox Business “After the Bell”
September 5, 2014
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, appears on Fox Business "After the Bell" to discuss the current state of the markets. "We have a market that is fairly to fully valued in our view and you have to dig a little bit to find companies that represent value, which we believe is a good leading indicator of future return potential," Layman explains.

Watch the interview here.
InvestmentNews
August 4, 2014
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Trevor Hunnicutt of InvestmentNews includes Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article about the implications of the growing use of high-yield funds. “Where it will be an issue potentially is the next credit event when there are big redemptions of the balances that have flowed that way,” Layman says.

Read the article here.
InvestmentNews
August 1, 2014
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Trevor Hunnicutt of InvestmentNews quotes Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article that discusses the sudden burst of market volatility that is concerning investors. “The market has been pretty kind to investors over the last 18 months or so,” Layman says. “With the heightened complacency on behalf of investors, what could happen when you do have shocks to the system is it could cause more of a correction than it would otherwise.”

Read the article here.
Fox Business “After the Bell”
July 16, 2014
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors returns to Fox Business “After the Bell” to discuss inflation and market outlook. “We are overdue for a correction of 10 percent or so, however I don’t see the bubble valuations going to extreme levels,” he says.

Watch the interview here.

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