2019 Fall Conference Speaker

Dennis Rupp

Dennis Rupp

Dennis S. Rupp is the Director of Insurance Distribution for the Registered Investment Advisory Channel of TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company (TIAA Life), New York, NY, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA). In this role, he is responsible for the buildout of a program specifically designed to support fee-only financial advisors with the integration of life insurance and annuity products into their practices to help improve financial outcomes for their clients.

Mr. Rupp joined TIAA Life in 2005 and has 26 years of experience in the financial services industry. Over 15 of those 26 years have been spent working directly with Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) to differentiate, grow and expand their practices with non-commissionable, no-surrender life insurance and annuity options. Prior to joining TIAA Life, he worked for The Prudential Insurance Company of America and for Fidelity Investments. At Fidelity investments, he played a key role in the development of their life insurance and annuity offering to the RIA community.

TIAA was founded by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1918 to develop a system of annuities and low-cost life insurance for college teachers. Today, Dennis brings TIAA’s nonprofit roots to fiduciary advisors in order to provide competitive insurance products with no commissions.

Dennis believes: Insurance products + RIAs = Win for clients