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General Counsel and Chief Regulatory/Compliance Officer

Eric, or “Rick” as he is better known, has been a member of the Telemus team since 2009.  As General Counsel and Chief Regulatory/Compliance Officer, Rick is responsible for all legal and regulatory compliance matters for the firm’s financial life management services including investment management, integrated insurance solutions, and wealth advisory. Rick is a seasoned professional with broad subject matter expertise in financial services regulation.  Prior to joining Telemus, he headed the Asset Management and Trust Compliance Group for TIAA-CREF and was later appointed Acting Chief Compliance Officer of the TIAA-CREF Family of Mutual Funds.  He was also with Comerica Incorporated for over 22 years where he managed the compliance programs for Comerica’s trust and wealth management, investment advisory, mutual fund, broker-dealer and insurance businesses.   Rick has also been a speaker on compliance matters for the Investment Adviser Association. Rick spent his undergraduate years at the University of Michigan and completed his law degree at Wayne State University.  When he’s not at the office, you can always find Rick and his wife, Arlene,  traveling the world, taking in the latest art show, spending time with their son, Seth, in Washington, DC, or supporting  Orchards Children’s Services and the literacy programming of the National Council of Jewish Women/Greater Detroit Section.

Email Address: eoppenheim@telemus.com