About Ameriprise Financial

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John Tappan founded Ameriprise Financial in 1894 with a singular vision, to help ordinary Americans achieve their financial dreams and feel confident about their futures. Throughout our long history, we have remained steadfast to this vision of putting our clients’ needs first, always.

The strength of this commitment is matched only by our strength as a company. Through downturns, recessions, booms, the Great Depression and the recent Great Recession, we have honored every financial obligation to our clients and have never taken a bailout.

Ameriprise is America’s leader in financial planning1, and one of the largest diversified financial services firms in the U.S., with more than $750 billion in assets under management and administration2.

Every day – true to Tappan’s vision -- our 10,000 financial advisors work with our clients one-to-one, to help put their dreams and goals more within reach.