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Christopher Smith, Financial Advisor serving the Edina, MN area - Ameriprise Advisors

Christopher Smith


Financial Advisor

Managing Partner of
Encompass Wealth Advisors
Years of Experience
This number may include years as a financial advisor, and/or experience as a registered representative.
Background and qualification information is available at FINRA’s BrokerCheck website. | Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC Client Relationship Summary Disclosure.

Areas of focus

  • Investment Management
  • Cash Flow Management Strategies
  • Retirement Planning Strategies
  • Tax Planning Strategies
  • Charitable Giving
  • Sustainable and Responsible Investing
  • Insurance




  • B.S in Finance from Buena Vista University - Storm Lake, IA

Awards & recognition

  • Five Star Wealth Manager, 2022
  • Encompass Wealth Advisors, Ameriprise Client Experience Award, 2021

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Community participation

  • Feed My Starving Children volunteer
  • Bridging volunteer
  • Special Olympics volunteer


When I am not at the office, I enjoy a number of activities:

  • My wife and I love being outdoors. Walking, running, biking, hiking and camping.
  • I enjoy exploring our city and all the great restaurants and breweries.
  • I enjoy many co-recreational sports including volleyball, softball, basketball and kickball.
  • I'm an avid sports fan and attend many Twins games, Saints games and Gopher sports.
  • My wife and I enjoy traveling. I've had the opportunity to see the majority of the Unites States as well as some great countries abroad (Iceland, England, Italy, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Mexico and Canada).