OUR COMMITMENT TO FINANCIAL STRENGTH
- Our Ratings
- Our Investments
- Our Results
Northwestern Mutual has the highest financial strength ratings1 awarded to any life insurer by all four of the major rating agencies. Why are financial strength ratings important? Ratings are based on financial strength, overall operations and claims-paying ability. Our high ratings recognize our solid financial footing, which helps us deliver on product guarantees and create the financial capacity to pay dividends.2 We expect to pay $5.2 billion in total dividends to policyowners in 2017, including industry-leading dividends on life and disability insurance.3
Ratings are for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company as of the most recent review and report by each rating agency and are subject to change.
A.M. Best, 4/2017
The rating takes account of our “leading participating ordinary life insurance franchise, consistently profitable operating performance and supportive risk-adjusted capitalization, along with a well-developed enterprise risk management program."Ratings Report
A.M. Best Company
Fitch Ratings, 11/2016
“Fitch views Northwestern's successful distribution system, large and stable block of traditional life insurance, and expense advantage relative to peers as key competitive advantages.”Ratings Report
Moody's Investors Service, 1/2017
The ratings reflect “the company’s leading positions and strong franchise in its core markets, with a focus on participating whole life insurance, excellent career agency-based distribution, strong underwriting skills, and its robust and resilient balance sheet."Ratings Report
Moody's Investors Service
S&P Global Ratings, 6/2016
“We expect Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. and its subsidiary, Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Co., to maintain its extremely strong competitive position while maintaining extremely strong capital and exceptional liquidity.”Ratings Report
S&P Global Ratings
We’re investing in your financial future. Our well-balanced and diversified long-term investment portfolio is carefully designed to generate superior returns and build financial strength.
2016 Annual Investment Report
2016 Midyear Investment Update
See how Northwestern Mutual’s investment strategy, expertise and year-end results are helping build the company’s exceptional financial strength and long-term success.
Power of the Portfolio
Learn about the Northwestern Mutual investment portfolio and how investment performance helps determine the dividend interest rate.
Detailed Listing of Investment Holdings
Want to know more? Download a comprehensive listing of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company’s investment holdings as of December 31, 2016.
Schedule A (Parts 1-3) — Real Estate
Schedule B (Parts 1-3) — Mortgage Loans
Schedule BA (Parts 1-3) — Other Long-Term Invested Assets
Schedule D (Part 1) — Long-Term Bonds
Schedule D (Part 2) — Stocks
Schedule D (Part 3) — Long-Term Bonds and Stocks Acquired During Current Year (2016)
Schedule D (Part 4) — Long-Term Bonds and Stocks Sold, Redeemed or Otherwise Disposed of During Current Year (2016)
Schedule D (Part 5) — Long-Term Bonds and Stocks Acquired and Disposed of During Current Year (2016)
Schedule D (Part 6) — Shares of Subsidiary, Controlled or Affiliated Companies
Schedule DA (Part 1) — Short-Term Investments
Schedule DB (Part A) — Options, Caps, Floors, Collars, Swaps and Forwards Open as of 12/31/16
Schedule DB (Part B) — Future Contracts Open as of 12/31/2016
Schedule DB (Part D) — Counterparty Exposure of Derivative Instruments Open as of 12/31/16
Schedule DL (Parts 1 & 2) — Reinvested Collateral Assets
Schedule E (Parts 1-3) — Cash
Read more about our investment strategies and how they support our promises to clients.
Want to see how well we’re doing? Take a look at our latest results:
2016 Statutory Quarterly Statements for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
2016 Statutory Quarterly Statements for Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company
The Northwestern Mutual Difference
Following our long, rich history of doing the right thing for the people we serve, Northwestern Mutual’s work continues to lead the way. We’re building strength and long-term financial stability, one life at a time.