Retirement Readiness Varies in America’s 30 Largest Metropolitan Areas

Minneapolis(December 7, 2010) – Survey findings released today by Ameriprise Financial (NYSE: AMP) suggest that where you live may influence your readiness to retire. The New Retirement Mindscape® 2010 City Pulse index examined the 30 largest U.S. metropolitan areas to determine where consumers are the most prepared for and confident about retirement. Minneapolis-St. Paul claimed the top spot on the retirement readiness index, followed by Raleigh-Durham (#2) and Nashville (#3); Los Angeles (#30) ranked last with Indianapolis (#29) and Orlando (#28) rounding out the bottom three.

New Retirement Mindscape II study: Research reveals stark differences in how men and women think about retirement

Minneapolis(October 18, 2010) – The recession has altered many Americans’ attitudes and preparation for retirement, but women and men are not responding in the same way. New findings from the New Retirement Mindscape IISM study, released today by Ameriprise Financial (NYSE: AMP), demonstrate that gender may have a significant impact on how consumers approach retirement. Although less confident about their overall financial situation, women are significantly more likely than men to feel “enthusiastic” about reaching this important milestone (74% vs. 65%). And, while the number of men who report that they are “enjoying retirement a great deal” has dropped since 2005 (56% vs. 67%), the number of women sharing this sentiment has remained steady. 

Ameriprise Financial Earns Top Marks on the 2011 Corporate Equality Index

Top rating on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual index underscores firm’s commitment to LGBT equality

– (October 1, 2010) – For the fifth consecutive year, Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) has earned the top rating of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The company joins 338 other major U.S. businesses that received top marks on the 2011 index for their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and consumers.

Ameriprise Financial Plans Live Audio Webcasts of its Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call and Annual Financial Community Meeting

MINNEAPOLIS – September 30, 2010 – Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) plans to host a live audio webcast of its third quarter investor conference call on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. (ET). The company’s third quarter 2010 financial results are scheduled to be released on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 soon after the market closes.

Columbia Management Fund Shareholders to Save Projected $30 Million Annually

Result of fee change and fund merger proposals; additional fund mergers announced
BOSTON – September 28, 2010 – Columbia Management announced that it expects fund shareholders to save approximately $30 million annually pending the implementation of fee change and fund merger proposals.

New Retirement Mindscape II Study: Americans Remain Unprepared for Retirement

Minneapolis(Sept. 27, 2010) – While the difficult economic environment has underscored the need to plan more diligently, many Americans are failing to take fundamental steps to prepare for retirement. New findings from the New Retirement Mindscape IISM study released today by Ameriprise Financial (NYSE: AMP), indicate that only half (54%) of pre-retirees have determined the amount of money they need to save for retirement. Furthermore, while most financial professionals recommend preparing for a retirement that will last 30 years, survey respondents estimate theirs will last approximately 20 years – a significant discrepancy that could leave many dramatically unprepared.