Our history

Company Overview

John Tappan founded Ameriprise Financial 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.

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Ameriprise Financial history

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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.

Over the years, we've helped millions of people invest billions of dollars for what's important to them. Today, we are America's leader in financial planning* and a leading global financial institution, with more than $800 billion in assets under management and administration1.

Every day – true to Tappan's vision — our 10,000 financial advisors1 work with our clients one-to-one, to help put their dreams and goals more within reach.

Products & Services

Financial planning, retirement, investments, insurance

1 Source: Ameriprise Financial Second Quarter 2014 Statistical Supplement.

Brokerage, investment and financial advisory services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. Some products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to all clients.