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Choose the business model that's right for you

At Ameriprise Financial, we recognize that one size doesn't fit all. That's why we offer several distinct business models that enable you to build the practice you want, aligned with your goals and your vision. 

As you determine the structure of your practice at Ameriprise, you can consider going solo — or joining a team practice. 

  • Teaming — Benefit from the support and knowledge of a broad-based group of successful advisors 
  • Sole practitioner — Leverage local leadership and a comprehensive corporate office committed to your growth

No matter which business model you choose, you'll be backed by a strong, ethical company that puts advisors and clients first. 


Teams grow 6x faster than advisors working alone1

Ameriprise Advisor Group

As an employee advisor in the Ameriprise Advisor Group, you'll focus on building your practice while we manage the infrastructure, cover the overhead costs and handle the business details. You'll be in a position to take advantage of the culture, camaraderie and networking available within a branch office.

Ameriprise Franchise Group

Enjoy independence and the support of a strong national brand as an Ameriprise Franchise Group advisor. Build equity while running your own franchise and leveraging the support and strength of a leader in financial planning. You can also choose how to structure and where to locate your practice.

Ameriprise Financial Institutions Group

As part of the Ameriprise Financial Institutions Group, you’ll provide financial services and advice at a community bank or credit union. You’ll be able to develop a quality working relationship with the financial institution to generate onsite referrals. Plus, you can leverage our strong national brand and robust tools and support to help build your brand in your community while driving practice growth. To learn more about the Ameriprise Financial Institutions Group, call us confidentially at 877.370.7850.


1In 2018, Ameriprise Financial advisors in multi-producer teams realized more growth compared to solo practices. Ameriprise Financial Enrolled Practices Report, June 30, 2018.

This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Associate Financial Advisors in the Ameriprise Franchise Group are not employed by Ameriprise Financial, but are employees of or contract with a Franchise Advisor. Ameriprise Financial, 1491 Ameriprise Financial Center, Minneapolis, MN 55474 MN Permit #F-3872

Investment advisory products and services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment adviser.