Megan Leonhardt

Associate Editor,

Megan Leonhardt is the associate editor at, covering all of the wirehouse news, as well as regulatory affairs. A business journalist with a background in the legal industry, she has broken stories on major law firms and covered significant cases in courts all over the country. 

Posts by Megan Leonhardt

in Indie Advisor Jul 10, 2014

RIAs Focusing on Organic Growth

RIAs are concentrating on building enduring, robust businesses through referrals, rather than mergers, according to a new study....More

Families Avoiding the Tough Conversations

Parents don’t want their children counting on future inheritances, while children don’t want to upset their parents. The result? One in three parents....More
in Rulebook Jul 09, 2014

The Blotter Report: Where Did it All Go Wrong?

The evidence keeps piling up against a Long Island financial planner accused of stealing $1.6 million from charities and clients. Meanwhile FINRA....More
in Rulebook Jul 07, 2014

RIAs Increase Compliance Staff, Training

RIA firms continue to increase their investment in compliance, boosting the number of dedicated staff and overall employee training, according to a....More
in Rulebook Jun 27, 2014

SEC May Lack Sufficient Data for Fidiciary Rule, Industry Groups Cry Foul

A senior official with the Securities Exchange Commission told Congress Thursday the regulator may not have sufficient data to move ahead on....More
in Rulebook Jun 23, 2014

FPA Pushes For Senate User-Fee Bill

The Financial Planning Association is seeking to resurrect the concept of allowing the Securities Exchange Commission to collect fees to fund advisor....More

HNW Investors Find It Harder to Unplug

Ever think about leaving the smartphone, tablet and laptop at home while on vacation? Apparently, the richer a person is, the harder that is to do....More

RIAs Worry Over Aging Clients & Robo Advice

Independent advisors are facing a myriad of challenges to their business, including emerging competition from “robo advisors” and an aging client....More

Coming Home: Exec Returns to Merrill to Run Affluent Strategy

Bank of America Merrill Lynch lured former BlackRock executive Mike Bitterly out of retirement to head up the firm’s affluent segment and strategy....More
in Rulebook Jun 17, 2014

The Blotter Report: When the Jig is Up

A New York investment advisor's luck runs out when the SEC claims the firm is raiding client funds to pay for vacation homes and luxury items....More
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