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Ameriprise Financial has helped millions of people achieve their dreams and goals — including a more confident retirement. For more than 120 years, Ameriprise Financial has been there when our clients need us, working with them step by step to build toward a brighter future.

We've been recognized through independent customer research as a leader in the investment industry for outstanding service and commitment to our clients. 

#1 most trusted1

#1 in customer loyalty 2

#1 in customer service3

A Top 3 in the investment industry year over year for “likelihood to recommend the firm to friends and colleagues.”4

Recognized for our award-winning service and focus on clients

We care about what matters most to you. Ameriprise earned a Hearts & Wallets Top PerformerTM recognition in5:

  • “Understands me and shares my values”
  • “Explains things in understandable terms”
  • “Has defined, repeatable processes for producing results”
  • Has “knowledgeable, timely and tactical” investment ideas

A leading financial institution

  • Ranked #252 on FORTUNE 500®6
  • More than 2 million individual, business and institutional clients7
  • Approximately 10,000 financial advisors serving clients in the U.S.8

Nationally recognized, top-tier advisors

More than 300 advisors recognized for excellence in 2018

  • Barron’s: Top 1,200 Financial Advisors – 59 Ameriprise advisors, Top 100 Women Financial Advisors – 8 Ameriprise advisors, Top 100 Independent Advisors – 9 Ameriprise advisors 9
  • Financial Times: Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisers – 1 Ameriprise advisor 10, 400 Top Financial Advisers – 39 Ameriprise advisors 11
  • Forbes: Best-in-State Wealth Advisors – 125 Ameriprise advisors, Top Women Wealth Advisors – 11 Ameriprise advisors, America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors – 54 Ameriprise advisors, Top Wealth Advisors – 3 Ameriprise advisors 12
  • Working Mother: Top Wealth Advisor Moms – 24 Ameriprise advisors 12

A legacy of financial responsibility

New York Stock Exchange symbol: AMP

2017 operating results13

  • Net revenues: $11.9 billion
  • Earnings: $1.6 billion
  • Return on equity (excl. AOCI): 26.9%

A firm that’s strong, stable — and growing

  • Ameriprise manages and administers assets totaling more than $875 billion14
  • 37th largest global asset manager15
  • Donate over 80,000 volunteer hours annually7

Our history —  being there when our clients need us for more than 120 years

 

1 Ameriprise Financial was rated #1 in the investment industry for trust according to the Temkin Group 2018 Trust Ratings. The Temkin Trust Ratings (TTR) is an openly available loyalty benchmarking metric. When companies have earned trust, their customers are willing to believe their claims and are more inclined to work with the company. The TTR is based on consumer feedback of their recent interactions with companies. Consumers were asked “to what degree do you TRUST that these companies will take care of your needs?” Responses are on a scale from 1= “do not trust at all” to 7= “completely trust.” TTR is calculated by taking the percentage of consumers that gave a rating of 6 or 7 and subtracting the percentage that gave a rating of 1, 2, or 3. See www.temkinratings.com for more.

2 Ameriprise Financial was ranked #1 in the investment industry for customer loyalty according to the 2017 Temkin Group Loyalty Index. The Temkin Group Loyalty Index is an average of five loyalty ratings: repurchasing from the company, recommending the company to others, forgiving the company if it makes a mistake, trusting the company, and trying the company’s new offerings. The survey was fielded in January 2017 to 10,000 U.S. consumers, with quotas for age, income, ethnicity, and region to ensure that the distribution of respondents matched the U.S. Census data for the U.S. population. Consumers were asked to identify companies that they had interreacted with over the previous 90 days and were asked a series of questions about a random sample of those organizations, drawing from a total of 329 companies across 20 industries. For each company, the percentage of customers who considered themselves “very likely” to exhibit each of the five loyalty behaviors is determined. The Temkin Loyalty Index is then calculated by averaging the percentage of those five behaviors. See www.temkingroup.com for more.

Ameriprise is rated #1 in the investment firm category for customer service according to the Temkin Group 2017 Customer Service Ratings. The Temkin Customer Service Ratings (TCSR) is an openly available benchmarking metric for a critical customer interaction. The TCSR is based on consumer feedback of their recent interactions with companies. Consumers were asked to rate how satisfied they were with recent customer service experiences. Responses were on a scale from 1= “very dissatisfied” to 7= “very satisfied”. TCSR was calculated by taking the percentage of consumers that gave a rating of 6 or 7 and subtracting the percentage that gave a rating of 1, 2, or 3. See www.temkinratings.com for more.

4 Rating based on responses to a consumer survey as part of the Temkin Group 2016 (#1 rating) and 2017 (#2 rating) Net Promoter Score® Benchmark Studies. Many large companies use Net Promoter Score® (NPS) to evaluate their customers’ loyalty. The Temkin Group Net Promoter Score® Benchmark Studies measured consumers’ overall brand perception of 299 companies across 20 industries. To determine a company’s NPS score, the Temkin Group surveyed 10,000 U.S. consumers in August 2016 (#1 rating) and August 2017 (#2 rating). Respondents answered the standard NPS question: How likely are you to recommend to friends and colleagues? Consumers selected a response from 0 (not at all likely) to 10 (extremely likely). For each company, the Temkin Group calculated the percentages of Promoters (selected 9 or 10), passives (selected 7 or 8), or detractors (selected between 0 and 6). NPS is found for each company by subtracting its percentage of detractors from its percentage of promoters. See temkingroup.com for more

5 Wants & Pricing Report (February 2018) from the Hearts & Wallets IQ DatabaseTM. Hearts & Wallets conducts an annual syndicated survey in which respondents are asked to rate their financial services providers in a variety of areas on a scale of 1 (not at all satisfied) to 10 (extremely satisfied). In 2017, 5,282 respondents provided 8,282 sets of ratings. The report designates Hearts & Wallets Top Performer™ in areas where customer ratings for one or more provider are “distinctively higher than customer ratings of other providers.” In areas where no provider ratings are distinctively higher, no Top Performers are designated. Ameriprise was rated as a Top Performer for customer responses to the statements Ameriprise “understands me and shares my values,” “explains things in understandable terms,” has "defined, repeatable processes for producing results," and has “knowledgeable, timely and tactical” investment ideas. This rating is not indicative of future performance and may not be representative of any one client’s experience, as the rating is an average of a sample of client experiences. Ameriprise paid a fee to Hearts & Wallets to cite the results of the survey. 

6 FORTUNE Magazine, May, 2018.

7 Company reports

8 Ameriprise Financial Q1 2018 Statistical Supplement. 

9 Barron’s listings are based on data compiled by many of the nation’s most productive advisors, which is then submitted to and judged by Barron’s. Key factors and criteria include: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory and compliance record, and years of professional experience. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones, L.P.; all rights reserved.

10 The Financial Times Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisers is an independent listing produced by the Financial Times. The Financial Times Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisers is based on data gathered from firms, regulatory disclosures and the Financial Times’ research. As identified by Financial Times, the listing reflected each advisor’s performance in six primary areas: defined contribution plan* assets under management and percentage of overall assets managed that represents, defined contribution plan asset growth, compliance record, years of experience advising defined contribution plans, industry certifications and participation rate in defined contribution plans advised. Neither firms nor their employees pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the Financial Times Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisers listing. *For defined contribution plans defined under Internal Revenue Code 401(a). 

11 Rankings for the Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisers list are based in large part on data gathered from and verified by Ameriprise Financial, and as identified by Financial Times, reflecting each advisor’s performance in six primary areas: assets under management, asset growth, compliance record, experience, credentials and accessibility. Ameriprise financial advisors were nominated by Ameriprise Financial. Investors should conduct their own evaluation of a financial professional as working with a financial advisor is not a guarantee of future financial success. Neither Ameriprise Financial nor its advisors pay a fee to Financial Times in exchange for the ranking.

12 Forbes/SHOOK Research listings are based on data compiled by many of the nation’s most productive advisors, selected by their firms, which is then submitted to and judged by SHOOK Research. Key factors and criteria include: assets under management, revenue produced over a three-year period, regulatory and compliance record, and credentials/years of professional experience. Portfolio performance is not a factor.

13 Financial results reflect operating results. See 2017 Annual Report at ameriprise.com/annualreport.

14 Company data as of Q1 2018

15 Pensions & Investments / Willis Towers Watson World 500: World’s Largest Money Managers, as of Dec. 31, 2016.

Ameriprise Financial cannot guarantee future financial results. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

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

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