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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US News & World Report
January 26, 2016
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Kira Brecht of US News & World Report includes Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article about investing in emerging markets. "If an investor can look past the next quarter or year, and instead look out to a 10- to 15-year horizon, I think now is an excellent time to be building a position in emerging market stocks," he says.

Read the article here.
Investopedia.com
January 6, 2016
Steve Martin, Senior Managing Advisor, BKD Wealth Advisors

Terri Williams of Investopedia.com includes Steve Martin, senior managing advisor at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article about how retirees can earn extra income. While enjoying their senior years, retirees may need to make adjustments to live within their means. "We can choose to enjoy more of our income today by saving less, which leads to a smaller nest egg in retirement or we can defer some spending today by saving more with the goal of a more comfortable retirement," he says.

Read the article here.
DailyWorth.com
January 4, 2016
Gretchen Cliburn, Director, BKD Wealth Advisors

Gretchen Cliburn, senior managing advisor at BKD Wealth Advisors, is included in Nancy Mann Jackson's DailyWorth.com article about toxic money habits to quit. Cliburn offers three habits to quit including emotional spending, lending money, and comparing your money situation to other. "Once you have identified what is most meaningful to you, make spending decisions based on that," she says.

Read the article here.
Forbes
December 28, 2015
Gretchen Cliburn, Director, BKD Wealth Advisors

Lauren Gensler of Forbes includes Gretchen Cliburn, director at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article about financial habits to eliminate in 2016. Cliburn offers advice on spending reflexively. "If you didn't know you needed it before you walked into the store, you probably don't need it," she explains.

Read the article here.
US News & World Report
December 16, 2015
Gretchen Cliburn, Director, BKD Wealth Advisors

Gretchen Cliburn, director at BKD Wealth Advisors, is included in Deborah Ziff's recent US News & World report article about college savings as a gift for the holidays. "Even small gifts can make a big difference. By making a gift, you will give them significantly higher earning power in the future, and yes, they will thank you for that," she says.

Read the article here.

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