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

Raymond James Secures ‘Nearly All’ Deutsche Bank Advisors

Just a few months after announcing its intention to acquire Deutsche Bank Wealth Management’s U.S. Private Client Services unit, Raymond James has....More
in Indie Advisor Mar 22, 2016

RIAs Poised to Remain Most Active Buyers in M&A Deals

Registered investment advisory firms were the most active buyers of other firms in 2015, a trend Schwab, which tracks M&A deals, expects to continue....More

Firms Hiring to Comply With DOL Fiduciary Rule

Almost half of financial services firms involved in individual retirement accounts say they’ll need to bring in extra help or redirect current....More
in Rulebook Mar 03, 2016

MetLife Can’t Shake SIFI Designation

Even after MetLife agreed to sell off its advisor force to MassMutual on Monday, the company could not wiggle free of its label as a systemically....More

Wealth Enhancement Group Picks Up $1 Billion Firm

Wealth Enhancement Group, the RIA bought by Lightyear Capital last April, has acquired a Darien, Conn.-based RIA with $1 billion in assets....More
in Rulebook Feb 29, 2016

Almost Half of Advisors Fired for Misconduct Rehired

Almost half of advisors who were fired from firms because of misconduct found new employment within the industry within a year....More
in Rulebook Feb 22, 2016

Vermont Beefs Up Cyber, Elder Abuse Safeguards

Under a new set of rules out of Vermont, RIAs must have written procedures around cybersecurity and report instances of financial abuse....More
in Rulebook Feb 18, 2016

FINRA Launches Information Sweep on Firm Culture

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is asking more than a dozen broker/dealers to submit information on their policies and procedures that go....More

How Do NextGen Advisors Invest their Own Money?

Do they rely on a robo? A few young advisors provide a glimpse into their own investments....More
in Rulebook Feb 04, 2016

NASAA Updates Series 63, 65, 66 Exam Content

The Series 63, 65 and 66 exams are keeping with the times. The North American Securities Administrators Association announced Thursday the exams,....More
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