Megan Leonhardt


Megan Leonhardt is senior editor for and REP. magazine, reporting on national brokerage firms and the independent advisor landscape, as well as regulatory updates, legal cases and compliance issues. Prior to covering the financial services industry, Megan worked as a legal reporter breaking stories on major law firms and writing on significant court cases all over the country.

Camardas May Appeal Judge’s Decision in CFP Board Suit
Jeff and Kim Camarda may appeal a federal judge's decision to throw out their lawsuit against the CFP Board.
Massachusetts Sues Securities America for Misleading Elderly
The Massachusetts Securities Division is suing Securities America, claiming the firm failed to adequately supervise an advisor who used misleading advertising while prospecting elderly clients.
D.C. Judge Tosses Advisors' Suit Against CFP Board

A U.S. federal judge on Monday granted the CFP Board’s bid to throw out a lawsuit filed by two Florida-based advisors challenging the organization’s decision to sanction them for their use of the “fee-only” description.

B/D Owners Seeking Regulatory Reform Petition Their Way into FINRA Election
Three owners of brokerages are campaigning for seats on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s board of governors, the group that oversees Wall Street's regulator, with a similar message: Stop antagonizing smaller firms.
LPL, Wells Fargo, Raymond James to Pay $30M for Mutual Fund Overcharges

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ordered LPL Financial, Wells Fargo Advisors and Raymond James to pay a combined $30 million in restitution to clients who were wrongly sold more expensive classes of mutual funds over the past five years.

40 Wirehouse Advisors Under 40: Rachel Barzilay
Growing up, Rachel Barzilay saw her parents going out to dinners, and asked if it was with friends or clients. When her dad answered, "both," she knew that's what she wanted to when she grew up too.
40 Wirehouse Advisors Under 40: Christopher Purdue
Younger advisors are generally more tech-savvy. But Christopher Purdue finds that “old school” techniques, like making house calls and answering his own phone, work best.
Top Ten Wirehouse Advisors Under 40 in 2015
The average age of a wirehouse advisor may be over 51, but the younger generation featured in this year’s ranking prove success can be achieved at any age.
Advisor Satisfaction Slumps at Brokerages
Advisor satisfaction and loyalty has tumbled at national brokerage firms amid heightened concerns over compensation changes and a lack of confidence in leadership, according to J.D. Power.
Advisors Say Same-Sex Ruling Brings Clarity to Wealth Planning
Advisors say the Supreme Court's move to legalize same-sex marriage resolves outstanding state issues and brings peace-of-mind to clients.
The 10 Best & Worst States to Make a Living
Geography may affect how much money clients can earn and save, and perhaps, how much they can invest with their advisor. With that in mind, MoneyRates looked at the best and worst places in the U.S. to earn a paycheck.
FPA: Changes Needed to Make DOL Fiduciary Rule Workable
The Financial Planning Association is supportive of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary proposal, but the organization said Tuesday that doesn’t mean it thinks the rules is perfect.
More Emotional Harm Than Financial in Elder Fraud
Over two-thirds of financial advisors have encountered financial fraud among their elderly client at least a few times a year, but only about 5 percent say the fraud has caused substantial financial impact.
Eight Tech Trends in Wealth Management
Here we look at several technology trends changing the financial services landscape and challenging firms to make their move.
Newly Acquired Advent to "Double Down" on Advisor FinTech
​Norm Boulanger, president and chief operating officer of SS&C, Pete Hess, CEO of Advent Software, and Dave Welling, senior vice president and general manager of Advent's Black Diamond, talk about the reasons behind SS&C's acquisition of Advent and their plans for the future.
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