Our history

Company overview

John Tappan founded Ameriprise Financial with a singular vision, to help ordinary Americans achieve their goals. Throughout our long history, we have remained committed to putting 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 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, Ameriprise Financial is a longstanding leader in financial planning and advice and has more than $875 billion in assets under management and administration.1

Remaining true to Tappan's vision, our approximately 10,000 financial advisors2 work with clients one-to-one to deliver personalized financial advice to help them achieve their goals, today and tomorrow, through our Confident Retirement® approach.

Products & services

Financial planning, retirement, investments, insurance