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 BKDs 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 BKDs 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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CNNMoney
March 24, 2016
Steve Martin, Senior Managing Advisor, BKD Wealth Advisors

Steve Martin, senior managing advisor at BKD Wealth Advisors, is included in Kathryn Vasel's CNNMoney article answering a reader question about what to do after a seemingly significant loss in their IRA investment. "What successful investors learn is to not try and time the market ... it doesn't work. Dips in the market mean you are buying cheaper. For people in the accumulation phase, market downturns aren't always bad. You are buying more at lower costs. If you have a more diversified portfolio, when the market has these corrections, you don't have as much loss and you have a higher tendency to stick with it," he says.

Read the article here.
WBBM-AM
March 17, 2016
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, appears on WBBM-AM to discuss current market conditions after seeing an upward trend. ?After a tough January and February we are definitely seeing an improvement in the market. I think there?s some recognition building that the economy is in better shape than what some have feared in the first couple months of the year,? he says.

Listen to the interview here.
Bankrate.com
March 7, 2016
Steve Martin, Senior Managing Advisor, BKD Wealth Advisors

Judy Martel of Bankrate.com includes Steve Martin, senior managing advisor at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article advising high-income earners on how to downsize in retirement. "What brings value to your life and what doesn't is different for everyone, but you can usually cut expenses without reducing the quality of life," he says.

Read the article here.
US News & World Report
March 4, 2016
Steve Martin, Senior Managing Advisor, BKD Wealth Advisors

Kira Brecht of US News & World Report includes Steve Martin, senior managing advisor at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article about keeping financial plans on track. "We all have limited resources and unlimited dreams. We have to make choices. If you are not certain how to prioritize, it may be helpful to develop a financial plan, either on your own or with a professional," he says.

Read the article here.
Reuters
February 29, 2016
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Jeff Layman, chief investment officer at BKD Wealth Advisors, is included in a Reuters article about market fluctuations that have left investors overdefensive and concerned about global economic slowdown. "Risk remains high in emerging markets due to weak commodity prices, the strong dollar, and the large amount of dollar-denominated debt outstanding in many of these countries," he says.

Read the article here.

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