MINNEAPOLIS – December 2, 2010 – Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) has introduced Active Opportunity ETF PortfoliosSM investments and Active Diversified Yield Portfolios, the latest in the Active Portfolios investments family. Active Portfolios investments are a series of easy-to-use, professionally managed portfolios designed for long-term investors seeking increased diversification and risk management.
Active Opportunity ETF Portfolios investments are a series of 12 portfolios designed to provide strong returns in all market environments. Four portfolio strategists; Ameriprise Financial, Dreyfus, Innealta Capital, and F-Squared Investments use a tactical asset allocation investment methodology to make asset allocation and investment recommendations for the portfolios. TAA strategists work to understand the implications of demographic, social, political and economic changes across the globe on investment returns in addition to investment statistics.
Active Diversified Yield Portfolios are a series of four portfolios designed to meet specific yield targets, while covering client fees and addressing long-term inflation. Wilshire Associates, the portfolio strategist, makes asset allocation and investment selection recommendations for the portfolios.
“The Active Portfolios investments platform has evolved into a family of close to 50 portfolios giving individual investors a wide range of diverse, sophisticated, yet simple-to-use product choices," said Sarah McKenzie, Executive Vice President of Wealth Management Products and Solutions at Ameriprise Financial. “These advice-embedded products have professional asset managers working constantly to control the investments, freeing advisors to spend more time on the clients overall financial picture.”
In addition to the new portfolios, Active Accumulation Portfolios® and Active Income Portfolios® investments, the first two series in the Active Portfolios investments family, have been enhanced and will be managed by the asset allocation team at Columbia Management. This team will now have access to more than 40 Columbia and RiverSource Funds to build out these portfolios.
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Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. is the investment manager for Active Opportunity ETF Portfolios investments and Active Diversified Yield Portfolios. Wilshire Funds Management, a business unit of Wilshire Associates (“Wilshire®”), Dreyfus, F-Squared Investments, and Innealta Capital serve as portfolio strategists to construct and monitor the model portfolios. They do not have any discretionary authority or control with respect to purchasing or selling securities or making investments for investors. Wilshire, Dreyfus, F-Squared Investments and Innealta Capital are not affiliated with Ameriprise Financial.
Wilshire is a registered service mark of Wilshire Associates Incorporated, Santa Monica, California.
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