Michael Fleischer

Executive Director, Financial Advisor, Senior Investment Management Consultant, Financial Planning Specialist

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Michael Fleischer


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About me

Michael Fleischer is a Financial Advisor, Executive Director, Financial Planning Specialist and founder of The Fleischer Group at Morgan Stanley. He concentrates on retirement income planning. Michael graduated with honors from Michigan State University and began his financial career in 1998 at Paine Webber. A year and a half later, he earned a position with Morgan Stanley, where he has remained since. With over twenty years of experience as a Financial Advisor, Michael brings a comprehensive level of experience to his position. He is passionate about helping clients—he listens to their concerns and truly cares about their financial success. As of January 1st, 2018 he manages more than $350 million of clients’ hard-earned assets. Michael lives in Birmingham with his wife Tiffany and their three children.

When we meet with clients approaching retirement, their first question often times is: “Do I have enough?” They want to know if they can keep their lifestyle in retirement.

Whatever retirement scenario you envision, getting there requires guidance and insight. At The Fleischer Group at Morgan Stanley, we can help guide you every step of the way by providing a comprehensive analysis of your financial situation, including current assets, Social Security, pensions, and 401(k)s. With your goals as our guide, we will create a financial plan and an investment portfolio that aims to provide the income stream you need to help meet your objectives.

We are proud of the lasting bonds we have with our clients, and we are honored by the trust they have in us. Transitioning to retirement is challenging but also exhilarating, as you begin to explore the new possibilities it presents. We want to be your Financial Advisors and help you navigate this transition as well as continue to be a resource for you during your retirement.

We welcome the opportunity to work with you to help create a retirement plan centered on the dreams you have now and for many years to come.

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Services Include

  • Wealth Consulting
  • Asset Management
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • Financial Planning
  • Fixed Income
  • Philanthropic Services
  • Retirement Planning

Securities Agent: AL, AZ, CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WI; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Managed Futures

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Client Service Team

Client Service Team

Stacey DeRidder

Portfolio Associate, Financial Planning Associate

Stacey DeRidder is a Senior Registered Associate for Morgan Stanley. Her responsibilities include being the liaison for clients and managing all day-to-day operational needs at the Fleischer Group at Morgan Stanley.

With over twenty-two years of experience, Stacey knows how to aid in the functioning of a top-level wealth management group. Her superior client service and interpersonal skills make her invaluable to the Morgan Stanley team. In addition, she has earned her Series 7 and 63 licenses.

In her free time, Stacey enjoys reading and spending time with her husband Bob and two young children Hayden and Ava.

Barbara Van Der Maas

Senior Client Service Associate

Barb VanDerMaas is a Senior Client Service Associate for Morgan Stanley. She is responsible for handling client service operations, providing quality assistance to clients and staff, and assisting in the management of business needs.
Barb knows how to provide exceptional service to clients and the staff as a whole. Her years of experience and knowledge of the wealth management industry provide her with the necessary skills to build close client relationships while striving to exceed client service expectations. Barb has been a proud member of the team for over 12 years.
In her free time, Barb enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with her husband Hans, and their two children Jessica and Connor.

Cheri Watson

Wealth Management Associate

Cheri Watson is a Wealth Management Associate for Morgan Stanley. Her responsibilities include meeting and assisting clients in attaining their retirement goals. Cheri takes pride in relationships and building a strong foundation with our clients. She has more than 24 years in providing exceptional service in the financial services field. Cheri has earned her Series 6, 7, 63 and 66 licenses as well as Life Insurance, Variable Annuity and Accidental Health.

Cheri and her family enjoy watching and playing sports, travelling and going to a variety of concerts.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC offers insurance products in conjunction with its licensed insurance agency affiliates.


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1999 - Present: Morgan Stanley*
Senior Vice President
Senior Investment Management Consultant
Financial Planning Specialist
Financial Advisor
Troy, MI

1998 - 1999: Paine Webber



  • 2009-2018 Detroit Hour Magazine One of the top scoring Wealth Managers in the Detroit Metropolitan Area
  • Master's Council 2009-2013
  • President's Council 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Chairman's Council 2004
  • Blue Chip Council 2003



  • 101 West Big Beaver Road
  • Suite 1200
  • Troy, MI 48084


    Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a truly personalized wealth strategy.  Today and for the years to come.

    • 401(k) Rollovers
    • IRA Plans
    • Retirement income strategies
    • Annuities

    Business Planning

    Partnering with you on key aspects of your business such as ownership, liquidity and developing opportunities.

    • Succession Planning
    • Business Planning
    • Retirement Plan Sponsors
    • Corporate Pension Funds

    Insights and Outcomes

    Thought Leadership for our ultra high net worth clients, which contains thought-provoking articles, authored by leading experts from Morgan Stanley Family Office Resources.


    Explore ideas and inspiration with captivating, original lifestyle stories created exclusively for Morgan Stanley clients.


    Working closely with you to guide your wealth and investments through the most challenging market cycles.

    • Asset management
    • Traditional investments
    • Alternative Investments
    • Impact Investing


    Creating customized financial strategies for the challenges that today's families face.

    • Estate Planning
    • 529 Plans / Education Planning
    • Long Term Care Insurance
    • Trust Services and Accounting

    Ready to start a conversation? Contact Michael Fleischer today.

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