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About RiverSource

You want to feel more confident in your ability to reach your financial goals for the life you want to live. From our position of financial strength, RiverSource has been helping clients do just that for more than 115 years.

Our annuity and insurance solutions can help provide the balance of growth and protection you need to achieve your dreams and protect what matters most — now, in retirement and as you plan for future generations.

RiverSource historical highlights

1894 RiverSource forerunner Investors Syndicate begins in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1950 Investors Syndicate changes its name to Investors Diversified Services, Inc. (IDS).
1957 Investors Syndicate Life Insurance and Annuity Company forms.
1973 Investors Syndicate Life Insurance and Annuity Company becomes IDS Life Insurance Company.
1984 American Express Co. buys IDS.
2005 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. becomes an independent, publicly traded company (NYSE: AMP) and introduces the RiverSource brand.
2012 As we did through the 2008-2009 financial crisis, RiverSource Life Insurance Company and RiverSource Life Insurance Co. of New York continue to maintain strong ratings from independent ratings agencies.

Learn more about our history.

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Contact your financial professional to discuss retirement savings, financial protection and other financial needs you may have.

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