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 $5.5 billion in total dividends to policyowners in 2015, 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.
Moody's Investors Service, 12/2014
The ratings reflect “the company’s exceptional intrinsic strengths, including leading positions and strong franchise in its core markets, including a significant focus on participating whole life, leading position overall in individual life insurance, excellent distribution channel, strong underwriting skills as shown by excellent persistency and mortality experience and robust and resilient balance sheet."Ratings Report
Moody's Investors Service
A.M. Best, 4/2014
"The ratings reflect Northwestern Mutual’s sizable and mature participating ordinary life insurance business, overall positive operating performance and strong risk-adjusted capitalization. The ratings also recognize the loyalty and productivity of the company's exclusive distribution system, as well as the competitive advantages derived from historically favorable investments, expenses, persistency and mortality experiences in its core business lines."Press Release
A.M. Best Company
Fitch Ratings, 11/2014
"Fitch's ratings reflect Northwestern’s leading competitive position in the U.S. individual life insurance market, extremely strong balance sheet fundamentals and stable earnings profile. Fitch considers Northwestern’s key competitive advantages to include its successful distribution system, large and stable block of traditional life insurance and expense advantage relative to peers."Ratings Report
Standard & Poor's, 7/2014
“Northwestern Mutual has an extremely strong competitive position, which reflects a strong and respected brand, a competitive product portfolio and leading operating fundamentals relative to peers’.”Ratings Report
Standard & Poor's
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.
2014 Midyear Investment Update
Find out how our general account investment portfolio is doing as of the second quarter of 2014, and learn about the impact of changing interest rates.
2013 Investment Report
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, 2013.
Schedule A — Real Estate
Schedule B (Parts 1, 2 & 3) — Mortgage Loans
Schedule BA (Parts 1, 2 & 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 (2013)
Schedule D (Part 4) — Long-Term Bonds and Stocks Sold, Redeemed or Otherwise Disposed of During Current Year (2013)
Schedule D (Part 5) — Long-Term Bonds and Stocks Acquired and Disposed of During Current Year (2013)
Schedule D (Part 6) — Shares of Subsidiary, Controlled or Affiliated Companies
Schedule DA — Short-Term Investments
Schedule DB (Part A) — Options, Caps, Floors, Collars, Swaps and Forwards Open as of 12/31/13
Schedule DB (Part B) — Future Contracts Open as of 12/31/2013
Schedule DB (Part D) — Counterparty Exposure for Derivative Instruments Open as of 12/31/2013
Schedule DL (Parts 1 & 2) — Securities Lending Collateral Assets
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:
2014 Statutory Quarterly Statements for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
2014 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.