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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 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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CNBC.com
November 21, 2016
Steve Martin, Director, BKD Wealth Advisors

Steve Martin, director at BKD Wealth Advisors, is included in Jessica Dickler's CNBC article about President-elect Trump's plan to repeal the federal estate tax. "It doesn't apply to 99 percent of us, but for those who it does apply to, it's a pretty significant tax," he says.

Read the article here.
US News & World Report
November 18, 2016
Steve Martin, Director, BKD Wealth Advisors

Maryalene LaPonsie of US News & World Report includes Steve Martin, director at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article about avoiding financial strain during the holiday season. "We're planners, and we know the best way to avoid stress in any type of situation is to have a plan. If you don't have a list, everything is on your list," he says.

Read the article here.
Barron's
October 15, 2016
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Sarah Max of Barron's includes Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article about cutting fees on ETFs. "We've seen the various players in the ETF world race toward zero with fees, but it is very difficult for us to completely switch providers, due to the large embedded gains in our current holdings," he says.

Read the article here.
The Wall Street Journal
September 12, 2016
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Riva Gold of The Wall Street Journal includes Jeff Layman, principle and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article discussing the market and the impact of monetary policy. "Central banks get most of the credit for the calm and upward-moving market over the summer, but I don't think we can depend on that going forward," he says.
Bankrate.com
September 12, 2016
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, is included in reporter Stephen Pounds Bankrate.com article discussing the global economy and its impact on consumers. When discussing emerging markets, Layman says "The fortunate thing here is that many of these markets trade at very low valuation levels. While the asset class is risky and not for everyone, buying at current valuation levels at least increases the odds of a favorable investment outcome."

Read the article here.

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