Megan Leonhardt

Senior Editor,

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.

Posts by Megan Leonhardt

Advisor Headcount Rises But Not for Long

Advisor headcount grew for the first time in nine years, Cerulli says. But the growth will only last for the next three years, before the numbers....More
in Rulebook Nov 10, 2015

SEC Chair Mary Jo White Dances Around Fiduciary Timeframe

The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission played coy again on Tuesday when outlining a timeframe the industry can expect the the regulator’s....More
in Rulebook Nov 09, 2015

Tread Carefully When Outsourcing Compliance

Advisory firms that have outsourced their compliance programs may need to double check to ensure their providers are actually covering everything....More
in Rulebook Nov 05, 2015

Congressional Report Finds SEC, Others Lack Diversity

Minorities and women remain underrepresented at agencies that regulate the financial services industry, including at the Securities and Exchange....More
in Rulebook Nov 03, 2015

Greg Valliere: No Tax Increases—For Now

Don't expect Congress to push through any tax increases over the next few years, political analyst Greg Valliere said at FSI's annual Advisor Summit....More

Connecting with Clients' Families Is About More Than Retention

For advisors, having conversations with clients around wealth planning and family engagement is more than a retention play; it can be a good growth....More
in Rulebook Oct 27, 2015

Bill Aimed at Blocking DOL Fiduciary Rule Passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation aimed at delaying the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rulemaking on Tuesday night....More

Motif Investors Get Exclusive Access To J.P. Morgan-Led IPOs

Retail investors using Motif Investing will now have exclusive access to initial public offerings led by J.P. Morgan, thanks to a new partnership the....More
in Rulebook Oct 21, 2015

Brokers' Records Wiped Clean Too Often

Too many advisors are still getting their records wiped clean, according to a new report from the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association....More
in Rulebook Oct 15, 2015

Expect Largely Unchanged DOL Rule in Early 2016

Advisors should expect the Labor Department to issue its finalized fiduciary rule in the first quarter of 2016 without too many substantial changes....More
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