Leora Weiner joins FPA
July 1, 2014
FPA, a leading practitioner of value investing, is pleased to announce that Leora Weiner has joined the firm to lead the Legal and Compliance team as Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Leora brings over 17 years of legal and compliance experience to FPA and succeeds Christopher Thomas, who has served as FPA’s Chief Compliance Officer since 2004.
"We are excited Leora has joined FPA," said Rich Atwood, Chief Operating Officer and one of FPA's Managing Partners. “We have every expectation that her experience and thoughtful approach will build upon the firm’s high standards as she leads this critical area.”
Prior to joining FPA, Leora was the Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Tradewinds Global Investors, LLC (a Nuveen Investments Company), where she provided strategic and tactical guidance on all laws and regulations applicable to investment advisers, and she managed the general legal, compliance, and regulatory function. Before joining Nuveen, she held General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer roles at investment management firms Focused Investors, LLC and Pacific Financial Research, Inc. Prior to that, Leora worked for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. Leora earned a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from Brandeis University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and a Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of California.