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 »»

 

WealthPlan NewsDigest

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.

Money Magazine
Nick Withrow, Portfolio Manager, BKD Wealth Advisors

Kerri Anne Renzulli of Money magazine includes Nick Withrow, portfolio manager at BKD Wealth Advisors, in a short piece about investing in a total stock market index fund. “The more choices an investor has in funds, the more apt he or she is to feel that they have to do something,” he says. “The idea of simplicity, especially with a buy-and-hold attitude, goes a long way."

Read the article here.
WBBM-AM
June 13, 2014
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, returns to WBBM-AM “Noon Business Hour” to discuss market volatility and investor worry stemming from turmoil in Iraq. “The new geopolitical concern has put investors on the defensive this week and the situation will take some time to play out,” Layman explains. From a domestic standpoint, he also weighs in on increased buyouts and takeovers, and what it means for the markets over the long-term.

Listen to the interview here.
CNBC “Closing Bell”
June 5, 2014
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, makes another appearance on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” to discuss the spurring market growth as well as current boosts in the economy. “You look at what’s going on in the economy, unemployment coming down, household net worth at a new record high, I’m pretty optimistic about not only revenue but also earning trends improving and going forward,” he says.

Watch the interview here.
TheStreet.com
June 5, 2014
Jeff Layman, Chief Investment Officer, BKD Wealth Advisors

Jeff Layman, principal and CIO at BKD Wealth Advisors, appears in a video segment on TheStreet.com to discuss the future of GM’s earnings after the recent recall incident. As data show that the recall did not affect GM’s strong May sales, Layman is predicting some growth. He mentions that the carmaker’s earnings and stock will continue to climb as it moves past the controversy.

Watch the interview here.
Barron’s
April 12, 2014
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 detailing why higher interest rates provide opportunities for income investors. Layman weighs in on what direction to take while avoiding opting for riskier bonds. “You have to remember why you own the debt,” he says. “Rather than ramp up risk in our bond portfolio, we're looking for other sources of income, such as dividend-focused funds.”

Read the article here.

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