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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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Financial Planning
April 9, 2015
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Donald Korn of Financial Planning includes Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article about why advisors should consider a dividend-oriented fund rather than a traditional equity income or growth-and-income fund. “For clients needing greater current cash flow, a high-dividend fund may be more appropriate,” he says.

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CNNMoney.com
March 31, 2015
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Patrick Gillespie of CNNMoney.com includes Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article about how the dollar’s rapid rally affects many foreign countries and big businesses abroad. “Emerging markets are feeling the brunt of the dollar. They’re getting hit from a lot of different directions,” he says.

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Money Magazine
March 12, 2015
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Carla Fried of Money Magazine includes Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article about how mutual funds still play a key role in investors’ portfolios. Jeff shares that BKD has switched from passive core bond funds to active managers, who have the leeway to diversify in less frothy parts of the market.

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Bloomberg Radio
March 9, 2015
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Bloomberg Radio features Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, in a radio segment about today’s oil prices. “That supply and demand equilibrium should be reached and we think there’s not that much downside left from here. In fact, we think that prices will likely rebound in the latter half of 2015,” he says.
Springfield Business Journal
January 5, 2015
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Emily Letterman of Springfield Business Journal features Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, in a 2015 economic outlook piece. Jeff expands on Federal interest rates, the upward GDP trend and the recent drop in oil prices. “International stocks are really due to have a good year relative to U.S. companies,” he predicts.

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