Trust starts with financial strength

We're among the strongest.

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More people are putting their trust in Northwestern Mutual—which is the ultimate measure of success. Our continued superior financial strength means you can count on us to be here for you whenever you need us. We yet again earned the highest available financial strength ratings awarded to any U.S. life insurer with a stable outlook by all of the four major rating agencies—and we are also one of the financially strongest companies in America in any industry.

See our 2021 Annual Report
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Trust is the foundation

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Trust is the foundation of all successful financial relationships. You need the confidence that we know what we're doing, will honor our commitments, and make you—our client—our highest priority. To do all this all the time—without cutting corners or being distracted by financial pressures—means having the resources that only come with financial strength.

We're established.

Top ranked in our industry

In 2022, Northwestern Mutual was again named one of the World's Most Admired Companies® in its industry according to Fortune's annual survey. Additionally, the Fortune 500® ranking is among the most recognized measure of financial success. Being #97 in 2021 affirms that Northwestern Mutual is among America's premier companies.

Top ranked in our industry

Financial strength

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A++  A.M. Best Company rating

HighestA.M. Best CompanyJune 2022

Ratings Analysis Report
June 2022

AAA  Fitch Ratings rating

HighestFitch RatingsAugust 2022

Ratings Analysis Report
August 2022

Aaa  Moody's Investors Service rating

HighestMoody's Investors ServiceDecember 2022

Ratings Analysis Report
December 2022

AA+  Moody's Investors Service rating

Second HighestS&P Global RatingsJuly 2022

Ratings Analysis Report
July 2022

Backing our strength—Northwestern Mutual's investment portfolio

Bar chart showing total invested assets and the compound annual growth rate for the last ten years.

Total invested assets

Bar chart showing total invested assets and the 5.3 percent compound annual growth rate over the last ten years.

Values

Growth rate by year: Includes investment income due and accrued
2011201220132014201520162017201820192020
166.0 billion dollars175.8 billion dollars186.2 billion dollars196.9 billion dollars205.4 billion dollars215.5 billion dollars227.4 billion dollars236.6 billion dollars250.3 billion dollars264.3 billion dollars

Northwestern Mutual invests the majority of its assets through the General Account, the company's $260 billion+ portfolio. The portfolio has grown consistently year after year. By buying life insurance, disability insurance and deferred annuities, clients immediately gain the opportunity to share in the company's favorable results.

Bar chart showing total invested assets and the compound annual growth rate for the last ten years.

Total invested assets

Bar chart showing total invested assets and the 5.3 percent compound annual growth rate over the last ten years.

Values

Growth rate by year: Includes investment income due and accrued
2011201220132014201520162017201820192020
166.0 billion dollars175.8 billion dollars186.2 billion dollars196.9 billion dollars205.4 billion dollars215.5 billion dollars227.4 billion dollars236.6 billion dollars250.3 billion dollars264.3 billion dollars

We put clients first.

"We succeed when you succeed." For more than 160 years, we've been an industry leader by holding true to this simple principle. By managing our business effectively and acting in the best Long-Term interest of our clients, we're able to offer excellent product value and service for a lifetime of financial security.