Megan Leonhardt

Senior Editor,

Megan Leonhardt regularly pens articles around the wonderful world of the wirehouses, as well as pieces concentrated on regulatory updates, legal cases and compliance issues. A business journalist with a background in the legal industry, most days she can be found contemplating the intersection of law, policy and finance. 

Posts by Megan Leonhardt

Wealth Management Madness 2015: Final Four Recap

After four weeks, it’s down to the final two contenders. Who will take it all? But first let’s recap last week’s showdown of the Final Four, where....More

Legendary Coach Dean Smith Planned a Final Farewall for his Players

Almost two months after the iconic coach Dean Smith passed away, his former players received a final farewell this week....More
in Rulebook Mar 24, 2015

SEC Chair Supports Outside Examiners For RIAs

SEC Chair Mary Jo White told a congressional committee Tuesday she supported the idea of third-party examiners for RIAs to supplement, but not....More

Wealth Management Madness 2015: Elite Eight Recap

If this week’s round proved anything, it’s that this is anyone’s tournament to win....More
in Rulebook Mar 16, 2015

SIFMA Attacks White House Conflicted Advice Research

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association on Monday blasted research produced by the White House in its recent efforts to push....More

Lucia Capital Snags Ex-First Allied Exec

The former First Allied chief operations officer jumped onboard Derek Bruton’s Lucia Capital Group on Monday as president of the firm’s....More
in Rulebook Mar 12, 2015

FINRA Sanctions N.Y. Firm, Bans Exec

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued $1.5 million in sanctions against Brookville Capital Partners on Thursday and barred the firm....More

Krawcheck: Savings Crisis a Gender Crisis

It’s estimated that the U.S. retirement savings deficit is between $6.8 and $14 trillion. But that shortfall will impact women more than men, it's....More
in Rulebook Mar 09, 2015

The True Cost of Fraud

When investors are hit with fraud, it’s not just their wallets that hurt, (although about 9 percent do declare bankruptcy as a result)....More

Younger Clients Worth Revenue Tradeoff

There are good reasons to avoid younger clients with less than $250,000 in assets, but these investors can be good for long-term growth, according to....More
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