Megan Leonhardt


Megan Leonhardt is senior editor for REP. magazine and, regularly penning articles around the wonderful world of the wirehouses, as well as writing on regulatory updates, legal cases and compliance issues.


Investor Advocacy Group Attacks Wagner Bill
The Consumer Federation of America is fighting back on a bill aimed at delaying the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rulemaking, calling it “ill-conceived and dangerous legislation.”
Rep as Portfolio Manager
REP. recently surveyed almost 750 advisors across all channels about their views on rep as portfolio manager platforms as part of its 2014 Advisor Trend Monitor Survey series. Here’s what they had to say.
Ten Reasons Why Advisors Sell Their Firms 1
Breakaways aren't just happening at the wirehouses. They are happening more and more at RIAs, as well. Here's what those looking to sell their business are thinking.
Obama's 'Oversimplification' of Industry Frustrates RIAs 2
In supporting the Department of Labor's fiduciary rulemaking, President Barack Obama on Monday called upon advisors to act in the best interests of their clients. But the administration's approach left investment advisors, who already act as fiduciaries, frustrated by the lack of distinction.
President Moves Fiduciary Rule Forward 4
President Barack Obama threw his support behind the Department of Labor’s proposed fiduciary rule Monday afternoon, saying new uniform rules are needed to ensure financial advisers always act with their clients' best interest in mind.
Former Royal Alliance CEO Launches New Firm
The former CEO of Royal Alliance came out of retirement on Friday to launch an independent, New Jersey-based firm that will act as a super-OSJ in partnership with First Allied Securities.
SEC Collects Record $4.1 Billion in Fines in 2014
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had an "unprecedented year" in enforcement actions, both in the number of cases and subject matter, Chair Mary Jo White said Friday.
Hearsay Launches New Predictive Website Product
Hearsay Social rolled out a new set of tools on Thursday, giving advisors the ability to build advanced websites using intelligent web analytics that notify when clients experience major life events.
Investor Advocates Prepare for Fiduciary Fight
Investor advocacy groups are stepping up their lobbying efforts in support the Department of Labor’s proposed fiduciary rule, gathering Friday morning with supporters at AARP's Washington D.C. headquarters to talk strategy.
Riskalyze, CLS Roll Out Robo Tools for Advisors
CLS Investments and Riskalyze teamed up Thursday to launch an automated asset management platform to help financial advisors scale their services for lower end clients.
Hollywood’s 10 Richest Movie Moguls
Ahead of the Academy Awards on Feb. 22, Wealth-X calculated the net worth of the 10 richest movers and shakers in the film industry.
Eight Life Lessons From A White Collar Criminal
Former UBS broker Justin Paperny shared his experience and lessons learned from going to prison with the audience at IMCA’s New York Consultants Conference on Tuesday.
UBS Claims “Most Profitable” Advisors
UBS reported Tuesday its U.S. wealth management advisors hit record-setting profitability in the fourth quarter, even as the unit’s profits slumped in the fourth quarter.
Raymond James Backtracks on Clawbacks
Raymond James changed policy and told its advisors Monday that the firm, not the advisor, would pay all of the rebates due to clients who were wrongly sold more expensive classes of mutual funds over the past five years.
Merrill Lynch Launches Longevity Training for Advisors

Merrill Lynch is rolling out a new training program for advisors to help them understand the needs of an aging population.

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