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Forrest Johnson

Ameriprise Independent Advisors

Forrest Johnson, CFA, CFP®, MBA

Private Wealth Advisor

Ameriprise Independent Advisors

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The independence you want, the support you need

You’re an entrepreneur – and we honor that spirit that drives you. Our Ultimate Advisor Partnership provides the end-to-end support you need to grow your practice, without changing what has made you successful.

We give you the freedom, guidance and end-to-end support to run your practice your way — helping you grow, while developing even deeper relationships with clients. You’ll also have the flexibility to choose how to structure your practice — work as a sole practitioner, create your own team or join an existing team.

Ameriprise Independent Advisors receive:

  • Equity ownership opportunities
  • Competitive payout rates up to 91%1 with deferred compensation potential
  • The ability to leverage a respected national brand and proven turnkey marketing programs
  • Office branding assistance and the opportunity to choose your own location
  • Local and national support, including strong leaders and an extended group of specialists (some available at an additional cost)
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring, award-winning learning and development opportunities, including CFP® certification support
  • Access to financing for practice acquisition, for qualified advisors
  • Succession planning resources

Enjoy the financial rewards

Our compensation model is designed to reward advisors for the experience and level of practice they bring.

  • We offer extensive up-front bonus programs and potential back-end bonus plans to match your experience and book of business.
  • We also provide payouts that apply to clients regardless of asset level, because we understand client relationships extend far beyond their assets under management.



Performance-based payout rates range from 72% to 91% of GDC.

Initial fixed payouts for a guaranteed term are based on multiple factors. Additional compensation and bonus opportunities may be available.


No company-provided benefits


Practice expenses paid fully by the advisor:

  • One-time franchise fee of $1,500
  • Monthly association fee of $290
  • Errors and omissions premium (varies by level of selected coverage)
  • Compliance supervision fee (varies by practice complexity)
  • Additional fees and expenses do apply; a listing of estimated fees and expenses is available upon request


FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 or 66 required to start

Given 120 days after appointment to obtain additional required licenses (Series 65/66 and life/health insurance licenses)

1See Item 19 of the Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC, Franchise Disclosure Document for more information.
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Investment advisory products and services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC, a registered investment adviser.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.