What a better way to money™ means for you.

Better conversations

Our financial advisors are expert listeners who ask deeper questions to understand your goals and priorities, revealing blind spots and opportunities others miss.

Better solutions

Our exclusive portfolio of financial products is designed to meet you where you are, at every stage in your life, identifying and addressing any gaps you might have.

Better outcomes

Independent research analysis has shown that our comprehensive approach to planning can lead to better long-term outcomes.1

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Your financial strength, powered by ours.

You can focus on all your big plans when your financial plan is backed by the strength of Northwestern Mutual.

A++ financial strength rating

AAA, Aaa, and AA+—we've earned the highest financial strength ratings awarded to life insurers from all four major rating agencies.2

Awarded in the Insurance category: Life & Health industry, Fortune® Magazine's annual survey, 2017

$7.3B in dividends expected to be paid in 2024

in dividends expected to be paid in 20243

Statistic for Northwestern Mutual, Dividends are reviewed annually and are not guaranteed. based on Northwestern Mutual policyowner data.

No. 1 most admired companies

Fortune® named us one of the World's Most Admired Life Insurance Companies, 20234

Ranking for Northwestern Mutual, 2021 Fortune®

We believe in putting people first.

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As a mutual company, people are our DNA. We don't have shareholders, so instead of reporting to Wall Street, we give our policyowners governance rights. And since our company belongs to them, our profits go to them in the form of dividends.5 Not only is Northwestern Mutual's dividend payout larger than our two closest competitors combined,3,6 we've paid them every year since 1872. So when we do well, you do well, too.

We believe in the expertise of our financial advisors.

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Your financial go-to. Your trusted partner who helps you continue to reach goal after goal. These expert listeners hear what's most important to you and put the right financial options and strategies into a personalized plan designed to make it happen. All in a pressure-free, judgment-free environment. Here's a little more about what it's like to work with our financial advisors.

Earning accolades and serving as thought leaders across the industry, our advisors bring a broader perspective that goes beyond your portfolio. For those with substantial means, discover our exclusive approach to private wealth management.

We believe in being at our best—even when things look their worst.

Former Northwestern Mutual President Samuel S. Daggett, 1859

The year was 1859. An ox and a passenger train collided just outside Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, and two of our policyowners lost their lives in the wreck. The claims totaled $3,500, which was $1,500 more than our two-year-old company had on hand. Our then-President, Samuel S. Daggett, and his fellow trustees personally borrowed the money to settle the claims, proving that our dedication to our clients has been around as long as the company itself.

We believe in inclusion.

People working in a culturally diverse workplace.

We know that the collective ideas, opinions, and creativity of a diverse workforce is necessary to deliver the innovative financial solutions our clients need. It's why we're committed to creating a singular culture of inclusion and respect. But we don't stop there. We're also dedicated to supporting and promoting inclusion within our communities and the businesses and suppliers we partner with.

See more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

We believe in our communities.

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Where we live and the communities we build are at the core of who we are. That's why we believe in giving back. Together with our partners we're improving education, revitalizing neighborhoods, and accelerating the search for better treatments and cures for childhood cancer. Since 2012, we've contributed more than $40 million and funded over 500,000 hours of childhood cancer research.

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We believe in leading by example.

Northwestern Mutual CEO John Schlifske

From our CEO to our Board of Trustees, our leaders live and breathe the principles Northwestern Mutual was founded on: doing what's right for our clients, taking the long view, delivering superior product value, building lifelong relationships, and maintaining exceptional financial strength. And they inspire the rest of our employees and advisors to do the same.

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