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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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.

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 administration.1

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

Products & Services

Financial planning, retirement, investments, insurance