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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WealthPlan is BKD’s family of professional services to help clients grow, preserve and protect their wealth. Through WealthPlan advisors, clients have access to the resources of BKD, LLP and BKD Wealth Advisors, LLC (BKDWA), a wholly owned subsidiary. BKDWA is our investment advisory subsidiary registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which manages or supervises approximately $1 billion in client portfolios and provides investment management, personal wealth planning and estate planning solutions.

BKDWA’s advisors are financial counselors with years of experience in investment and financial management. Increasingly they are being tapped by national media for insight, explanation and solid commentary related to newsworthy issues. Selected national appearance listings for print and electronic media are featured on this page.

April 4, 2014
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Julia Leite of Bloomberg.com includes Jeff Layman in an article discussing the ever-changing global markets in today’s environment. Layman weighs in on the economic repercussions of geopolitical tensions and its impact on emerging markets. “Russia and those geopolitical concerns are widely known and much of that is built into prices,” he says.

Read the article here.
MarketWatch Radio
March 31, 2014
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, appears as a guest on MarketWatch Radio “Morning Stock Talk.” During the segment, Layman shares insight on reasons contributing to the recent boost in the market, including increasing positivity about the improving economy and general confidence. “There is some optimism growing that the weakness in the economy in the early part of the first quarter might have improved,” he says.

Listen to the interview here.
WBBM Radio
March 20, 2014
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, appears as a guest on WBBM-AM “Noon Business Hour” to weigh in on reactions to Yellen’s comments and how the markets responded. “The Fed’s intervention has been so massive this time around,” he says. “I think there is some general concern about what happens when that is reversed, because we do not have a lot of experience with intervention of this size.”

Listen to the interview here.
Financial Advisor IQ
February 28, 2014
Jack Thurman, President, BKD Wealth Advisors

Chris Latham of Financial Advisor IQ quotes Jack Thurman, president at BKD Wealth Advisors, in an article about advisory firms merging services with CPAs. Thurman explains that cultivating the right fit is essential for the advisor and accountant. “Accountants should realize that an advisor’s greatest strength is empathy, while advisors should remember an accountant has less to prove to clients during market downturns,” he says.

Read the article here.
Bloomberg Radio
February 28, 2014
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, appears as a guest on Bloomberg Radio to discuss market direction and economic outlook with hosts Pimm Foxx and Carol Massar. Layman explains his outlook on the equity market, and what investors should expect in the short term. “We are hitting record highs again, but we don’t really have the prospects for a valuation boost, and there is not much in the near term to drive prices significantly higher. We wouldn’t be surprised to see a pause, or a potential correction, within the equity market,” he says.

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