The Professional Alliance Program

Working together, achieving more

You want to give your clients the very best direction to help them address their financial and investment challenges.  One way to do this is to expand your menu of services to provide sophisticated financial solutions that match their specific investment needs.  It's easy when you build an alliance with Ameriprise Financial.

Through our Professional Alliance Program, you'll team up with an Ameriprise financial advisor to deliver the comprehensive financial planning approach your clients need.  You'll have the opportunity to expand the value of your business, deepen existing client relationships, boost client retention and grow your client base through referrals and networking.  

Professional Alliance Program benefits

  • Improve your clients' experience. Clients today, particularly the affluent, expect a high level of service and commitment. With a Professional Alliance program, you can address your clients' financial challenges and provide a higher quality client experience resulting in a greater appreciation for the relationship.
  • Increase client retention. Strengthen long-term loyalty by adding value to your existing relationships.
  • Distinguish yourself from your peers. Offer your clients a more sophisticated solution to their needs while still focusing on your core strengths. Your expertise is why they stay with you.

Program options

There are a number of ways to participate in the program, from very informal to formal. You choose the option that works best for you, your clients, and your practice.

Center of Influence referral relationship

  • For non-licensed professionals
  • Informal agreement with an Ameriprise financial advisor
  • You and advisor agree to exchange referrals

Fixed payment referral relationship

  • For non-licensed professionals
  • Business agreement with an Ameriprise financial advisor
  • Earn fixed payment for new clients referred

Compensation share referral relationship

  • For securities licensed professionals
  • Formal agreement with an Ameriprise financial advisor
  • Earn commission on products your referrals purchase
  • You must hold/obtain at least a Series 6 and 63 to participate. Additionally, it is recommended that all professionals obtain Series 7 and Series 63 plus 65 (or Series 66) and State Insurance license to maximize the potential benefit of the program.
  • Advisor covers the costs of licensing, processing payments and program management.

Advisory fee share referral relationship

  • For larger scale firms interested in revenue sharing
  • Established, written 3rd party solicitor's agreement with an Ameriprise financial advisor
  • Firm is eligible to receive a portion of the advisory fees from referrals

Partner with Ameriprise Financial

Ameriprise Financial has a more than 120-year history of helping clients reach their financial goals. We are strong and growing — we weathered the financial crisis without taking any TARP funds. We've earned credibility by growing responsibly, making sound investments and prudently managing risk. We develop deep, long-lasting client relationships with our comprehensive approach to financial planning and broad set of product solutions.

Contact Us

For more information: Contact us at or call 877.298.0936

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