Milwaukee, WI (February 1, 2010) – Northwestern Mutual has been consistently recognized as a leader in the insurance industry, but the company is quickly becoming well-known as a leading independent broker-dealer in the investment products and services industry.
 
Financial services magazine Investment News is recognizing Northwestern Mutual as a top ten independent broker-dealer, based on study results published on the magazine’s Web site that examined the number of registered financial representatives and the number of registered financial representatives with significant production. 
 
Unlike other companies, Northwestern Mutual offers a needs-based approach to financial security solutions that include life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability insurance, annuities, investment products and services and trust services
 
“Most investors know they shouldn’t put all their eggs in one basket,” said John Grogan, vice president - wealth management. “What they sometimes miss is that there’s more than one basket. We help our clients achieve long-term financial security not just by growing and managing their assets, but by growing, managing and protecting their assets. In today’s marketplace, clients clearly resonate with a holistic approach that integrates risk management and wealth management.”
 
The company’s business model is also attractive to thousands of professionals who have signed on with Northwestern Mutual as financial representatives. For three consecutive years, the company has set new financial representative recruiting records.
 
“Today, our recruiting efforts continue at a record pace, because more people are recognizing the need for highly-trained professionals backed by a strong company,” Grogan said.
 
In 2009, Northwestern Mutual was ranked among the top ten independent broker-dealers, as measured by total revenues, by leading investment industry publications including Investment Advisor magazine, Financial Planning magazine and Financial Advisor magazine. To learn more, visit http://www.northwesternmutual.com.
 
About Northwestern Mutual
 
Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI (founded 1857) and its subsidiaries, including Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (founded 1968) and Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company (founded 2001). NMIS is an introducing broker-dealer and an Investment Adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation. NMWMC is a limited purposed federal savings bank. It is not a broker-dealer or insurance company and does not offer insurance products or brokerage products. Investment products and trust services are not insured by the FDIC, are not deposits or other obligations of, or guaranteed by, Northwestern Mutual Investment Services or Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company or their affiliates, and are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal amount invested.
 
NMIS is the registered broker-dealer. Revenue-based rankings reported are based on the combined revenues of NMIS and NMWMC. NMWMC is not a registered broker-dealer.
 
Northwestern Mutual is an industry leader in total individual life insurance and disability insurance dividends paid to participating policyowners. Though dividends are not guaranteed, are reviewed annually and are subject to change, the company has paid life insurance dividend every year since 1872.  The company maintains the best-possible insurance financial strength ratings from the nation’s top ratings agencies.
 
Subsidiaries also include Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company and Russell Investments.
 
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