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Cheryl Underwood


"I listen to your needs and work with you to define your financial objectives and create a customized plan to achieve them."

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Cheryl L. Underwood is an Executive Director - Investments at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. ("Oppenheimer"), a highly respected, leading full-service brokerage and investment bank with a 135 year history and over $80 billion client assets under administration. Cheryl has helped clients achieve their financial goals and aspirations for more than 20 years with her experience in retirement/pension plans and investments.

Cheryl provides financial and investment advice both locally and across the country helping clients to invest, grow, and preserve assets. While her office is based in East Lansing, Michigan, she travels to various states throughout the country helping individuals, families, corporate executives, foundations and endowments, charities, pension plans, businesses, municipalities, and institutions. She is a seasoned investment professional uniquely well-versed with many years of experience advising institutions as well as individuals in wealth management.

Cheryl listens to your needs and collaborates with you, clearly defining financial objectives and creating individualized plans to achieve them. With her background in investments, retirement/pension plans, and actuarial science Cheryl possesses the critical analytical and technical skills to deliver strategies with a customized approach. Her unique ability to translate complex principles and articulate the complicated world of investments into clear, concise conversation puts her clients at ease. Her genuine warmth and caring disposition is unparalleled in the industry, giving confidence to those who work with her that she is looking out for their best interest.

Prior to joining Oppenheimer, Cheryl consulted on municipal retirement and defined benefit pension plans in Michigan and nationwide. She held the #1 Financial Advisor National Production Ranking for nearly a decade at a Forbes, "Top 100 Wealth Management Firm," where she advised on over $400 million in assets under administration.

Cheryl holds the following financial industry registrations and licenses:

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) registrations:
Series 7 - Registered General Securities Representative
Series 63 - Registered State Securities Agent
Series 65 - Registered Investment Advisor Representative

Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) registration:
Series 50 - Registered Municipal Advisor Representative

Michigan Licensed Insurance Producer:
Property and Casualty

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans:
Certification in Public Plan Policy

Cheryl graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis in Finance and Marketing from Northwood University.


Cheryl's "Paradise Garden" article was featured in the September 2019 issue of "Capital Area Women's LifeStyle Magazine." Her passion for excellence and attention to detail in her décor and gardening hobby overflows into designing investment strategies for her clients.
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  • 401(k) Plans
  • 529 Plans
  • Equity and Fixed Income Strategies
  • Estate and Succession Planning Strategies
  • Exchange Traded Funds
  • Financial Planning Services
  • Insurance and Annuities
  • Mutual Funds
  • Options
  • Private Equity1
  • Professional Money Management
  • Retirement Planning Services
  • Trust Services2
  • Wealth Management Services