|Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (Ameriprise Financial) is a holding company primarily engaged in business through its subsidiaries. The Company is a diversified financial services company. Ameriprise Financial operates in five segments: Advice & Wealth Management, Asset Management, Annuities, Protection and Corporate & Other. As of December 31, 2012, the Company had a network of more than 9,700 affiliated advisors. Ameriprise Financial offers its branded advisors training, tools, leadership, marketing programs and other field and centralized support to assist them in delivering advice and product solutions to clients. It uses three principal brands for its businesses in the United States: Ameriprise Financial, Columbia Management and RiverSource. The Company uses its Threadneedle brand for its international asset manager's products.