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Advisory solutions

Available through the Ameriprise® Custom Advisory Relationship

Key Points

  • Receive ongoing investment advice from your financial advisor, including a review of your account(s) and associated investment strategy at least annually to help you stay on track to your goals
  • Collaborate with your financial advisor to design an investment strategy personalized to you and select from a wide variety of investment products, programs and managers
  • Pay a fee based on the assets in your account instead of paying by type or frequency of transaction to keep the emphasis on your goals

Ongoing personalized investment guidance and advice that puts you first

With the Custom Advisory Relationship, you have access to all advisory solutions at Ameriprise Financial within an asset-based cost structure. Goals, market conditions, and investment opportunities change over time. The Custom Advisory Relationship allows flexibility and efficiency for you and your advisor to quickly adjust investment strategies specific to your needs.


You can choose different investment advisory services to suit your individual style — whether you want to be hands-on or prefer to delegate some investment decisions to your advisor or professional investment manager. Your advisor will help you:

  • Determine how to allocate your investment assets to achieve the right balance of risk and reward for you.
  • Select from a variety of investment products including stocks, bonds, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), as well as professionally managed strategies.

Choose different investment advisory services to suit your individual style

  Client directed Manager directed Advisor directed
Overview Together, you and your financial advisor create portfolios where you provide information to develop appropriate asset allocation and are involved with and approve each investment selection You and your financial advisor work together to select from a list of institutional quality investment managers that provide ongoing trading discretion and investment management. You authorize your financial advisor to create and manage appropriate portfolios. Your financial advisor has discretionary authority over asset allocation and investment selection.
Investment minimum

$2,000 per account;

$25,000 per household

$5,000 to $500,000 per account

$2,000 per account:

$100,000 per household

Investment options
  • Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
  • Unit investment trusts (UITs)
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Structured products
  • Alternative investments
  • Actively managed mutual fund and ETF portfolios
  • Separately managed accounts (SMAs)
  • Unified managed accounts (UMAs)
  • Mutual funds and ETFs
  • UITs
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Structured products
Advisory solutions

SPS Advantage

  • Active Portfolios®
  • Select ETF Portfolios
  • Select Separate Account
  • Vista Separate Account
  • Select Strategist UMA Portfolios
  • Investor Unified Account

SPS Advisor


Advisory solutions available starting at $5,000

We know that you have good intentions when it comes to your money and investing, but with competing priorities and a lot of investment information out there, it can feel overwhelming taking the next steps for your financial future.

The Personal stories, personalized advice video series brings to life how Ameriprise financial advisors can help you make your good intentions a reality and move toward your unique goals – whatever they may be – and ultimately, a confident retirement.

We offer investment solutions with ongoing advice from a financial advisor starting at $5,000. Options include a series within our diversified portfolios program, Active Portfolios® investments. investments.

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At Ameriprise, the financial advice we give each of our clients is personalized, based on your goals and no one else's. 

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Background and qualification information is available at FINRA's BrokerCheck website.

Diversification and asset allocation help you spread risk throughout your portfolio, so investments that do poorly may be balanced by others that do relatively better. Diversification and asset allocation do not ensure profit or protect against loss.
Ameriprise Financial, Inc. and its affiliates do not offer tax or legal advice. Consumers should consult with their tax advisor or attorney regarding their specific situation.
Please review the Ameriprise® Financial Planning Service Client Disclosure Brochure or, for a consolidated advisory fee relationship, the Ameriprise Managed Accounts and Financial Planning Service Disclosure Brochure, for a full description of services offered, including fees and expenses as well as any applicable updates.
Investment products are not insured by the FDIC, NCUA or any federal agency, are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed by any financial institution, and involve investment risks including possible loss of principal and fluctuation in value.
Investment advisory products and services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC, a registered investment adviser.   

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