Refinitiv has appointed William Leahey as head of regulatory compliance for wealth management. In this role, Leahey will lead all regulatory activities for the wealth management business, identifying key regulatory developments, risks and initiatives for customers.
Before joining Refinitiv, Leahey was vice president and assistant general counsel of the operations and technology group at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). Prior to joining SIFMA, Leahey spent five years in the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA’s) market regulation department developing and implementing high yield market surveillance tools and managing FINRA’s coverage of NYSE rules.
Leahey joins a team of compliance and regulatory professionals at Refinitiv and will engage with regulatory bodies, customers, industry groups, key partners and industry leaders to ensure regulators hear the voices of Refinitiv’s customers when making rules and providing regulatory guidance.