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I'm curious to know if American Express Financial Advisors' advisors are encouraged to sell AmEx funds over partner-company funds, such as Wells Fargo Funds or IDS annuity sub-account funds. By "encouraged" I mean I wonder if they receive incentives for pushing certain funds.

Do their proprietary products include partner-company products such as IDS and Wells Fargo or just AmEx funds?

Are they equally encouraged to sell non-proprietary products?

Finally, may I assume that non-proprietary products are the vast array of ones available to most everyone and not just AmEx and partner-company ones?

I have searched for info on this and am not coming up with anything that clarifies these questions to my satisfaction.

Betty
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