Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) recently hosted its annual Black Advisor Summit, bringing together advisors, field leaders and staff to celebrate and champion the success of Black financial advisors at the firm. The two-day event was held in Chicago in partnership with the firm’s Black Empowerment Advisor Community Network (BEACN) and featured remarks from Ameriprise executives, BEACN leaders, and industry experts. Event attendees exchanged ideas and strategies to enhance their client experience and continue growing their practices, as well as ways to support financial literacy educational programs, a signature focus area for BEACN.
“Building a strong and diverse network for advisors to learn, develop, grow and advocate for one another is a top priority for us,” said Bill Williams, president and executive vice president of the Ameriprise Independent channel. “Events like the Black Advisor Summit where advisors can come together to share best practices and inspire one another are important elements of the culture we foster here at Ameriprise.”
“In this industry, relationships and building community can make a significant difference in your ability to grow your practice and ultimately help more people,” said Kimberly Stewart, Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisor and BEACN President. “The Black Advisor Summit brings together an incredible group of highly successful financial professionals who share a common purpose to empower, educate and support clients as well as Black communities across the country.”
“This event showcases why Ameriprise is an incredible place for advisors to grow and develop in their careers,” said Pat O’Connell, president and executive vice president of the Ameriprise Branch and Institutions channels. “From our strong culture, to cutting-edge tools and capabilities, we’re dedicated to helping our advisors bring everything the firm has to offer to clients and prospects of all backgrounds and experiences.”
To learn more about BEACN, visit here. For more information about diversity, equity and inclusion at Ameriprise, visit https://www.ameriprise.com/about/diversity-equity-inclusion.
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