Ameriprise Financial

A diversified Minneapolis-based financial services company that provides comprehensive financial planning,

August 17, 2019
About 6% of borrowers were responsible for roughly a third of all student loan debt, as of 2018.

Schafer: Student loan debt won't lead to another financial crisis, economist says

It's one of those situations where the averages aren't really very helpful in forming a clear picture.
July 24, 2019
Ameriprise Financial posted a 6% increase in its second quarter profit.

Ameriprise's financial-advisory business drives 6% jump in quarterly profit

Ameriprise Financial Inc.'s second-quarter profit rose 6% as strength in its financial-advisory business helped offset ongoing pressure in its asset-management unit.The Minneapolis-based company said Wednesday…
July 24, 2018
Ameriprise Financial Inc.’s second-quarter profit jumped 18 percent, helped by the federal tax cut and continuing strong investment flows from clien

Tax cuts, investor confidence lift Q2 profit at Ameriprise

The company beat analysts' expectations as investment flows remained strong.
March 14, 2018

Confidence is high among U.S. investors, Ameriprise study finds

People with savings and investments are feeling less financial stress.
January 24, 2018
Ameriprise Financial headquarters in Minneapolis.

New tax law takes a bite from Ameriprise's bottom line

But the Minneapolis investment management firm expects ongoing savings from a lower tax rate.
October 24, 2017

Ameriprise profit leaps on surge of investing, market gains

The company's adjusted profit beat analysts' expectations for the July-to-September period.
July 26, 2017
CEO Jim Cracchiolo said, “Clients are putting their money to work.”

Ameriprise profit soars as rising stock market attracted investors

The clients of its financial advisers poured money into the market this spring.
February 2, 2017

Ameriprise shares jump 4 percent after earnings beat expectations

The company's net profit rose 12 percent though its asset management unit felt pressure from U.S. investors and Brexit.
March 18, 2016
James Cracchiolo’s realized pay of $41.8 million includes $31.9 million in gains from previously issued long-term equity awards that either vested o

Pay Watch: Ameriprise CEO James Cracchiolo made $41.8 million in 2015

JAMES CRACCHIOLO AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL CHAIRMAN AND CEO Total compensation: $41,829,330 for the year ended Dec. 31, 2015Salary: $1,025,000Nonequity incentive pay: $8,148,000Other compensation: $728,300Exercised…
January 28, 2016

Ameriprise's fourth-quarter results top expectations of analysts

The company has a solid fourth quarter despite soft markets and low rates.
July 22, 2015

Ameriprise operating earnings rise in flat investing environment

Its insurance business was hit by bigger-than-expected losses.
June 13, 2015
Columbia Threadneedle fund managers Thomas Murphy, left, and James Dearborn are two of three managers behind the Columbia U.S. Social Bond Fund, a new

Ameriprise subsidiary launches socially responsible municipal bond fund

Columbia Threadneedle Investments launches a first-of-its-kind product for the U.S. market.
Ameriprise asset managers
March 30, 2015
The new logo of Ameriprise Financial's asset management business unites two brands that have different geographic footprints.

Ameriprise-owned asset management units unify under single brand

Columbia Threadneedle Investments brings two brands together with a new logo.
March 27, 2015
Ameriprise Financial, Minneapolis.

Ameriprise agrees to pay $27.5 million to settle 401(k) suit

The financial services firm had been accused of loading up its 401(k) plan with pricey funds and charging excessive fees.
CEO paywatch
March 23, 2015
James Cracchiolo

Ameriprise Financial CEO James Cracchiolo made $97M in 2014

Ameriprise chief executive James Cracchiolo took home $97.4 million in 2014, a 5.6 percent increase from the $92.2 million he took home in 2013.
Executive Compensation Report
March 23, 2015
Ameriprise Financial Inc. CEO Jim Cracchiolo.

July 28, 2013: Ameriprise CEO Cracchiolo pockets a quiet windfall

Driven by stock options, Ameriprise's chief rose to the heights of pay rankings not just in Minnesota.
January 29, 2015

Fees, market gains lift Ameriprise profit 43%

Ameriprise Financial Inc.’s fourth-quarter profit rose 43 percent, pushed up by strong growth of fee-based business and market appreciation. The Minneapolis-based investment services firm on…
January 12, 2015

Ameriprise Financial to rebrand two fund businesses as Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Company says the move will enhance its standing in the global market.
October 28, 2014

Strong market, more investing lift Ameriprise beyond analysts' expectations

Operating earnings easily beat analysts' expectations.
July 29, 2014

Ameriprise 2nd-quarter results top estimates

Revenue surpassed $3 billion, and earnings per share were 23 percent higher than in 2013.
April 29, 2014
Ameriprise CEO Jim Cracchiolo called it “another strong quarter.”

Ameriprise profits soar; firm boosts dividend

The Minneapolis financial services firm easily beat Wall Street's estimates.
March 16, 2014
Outside Ameriprise Financial headquarters in Minneapolis. Ameriprise markets itself as the fifth-largest branded broker-dealer.

Schafer: Two similar firms differ wildly on CEO pay

Thrivent Financial and Ameriprise Financial are both big financial services firms with headquarters in downtown Minneapolis. So why does one CEO make so much more than the other?
Executive pay
March 6, 2014
James Cracchiolo

CEO Pay Watch: James Cracchiolo, Ameriprise Financial

Ameriprise's Jim Cracchiolo was the highest-paid executive in Minnesota in 2012 -- and likely was again in 2013.
February 5, 2014
Ameriprise Financial beat expectations with its fourth quarter and full-year results. File photo of Ameriprise CEO Jim Cracchiolo.

Fees, new clients push Ameriprise profit

The big gains in the stock market last year attracted new investors and lifted asset management fees.
Executive Compensation Report
July 29, 2013

Minnesota CEO pay: Lots of options

Minnesota's top CEOs cashed in far more stock options in 2012 than they did the year before, boosting median total pay 2.6 percent.