We believe in doing the right thing.

To us, the right thing is making sure our clients won't have to worry about their finances. That they won't have to wonder if the lives they see for themselves, and their families, is possible—they'll know it is. That's because the financial strategies we recommend are based on each client's life and priorities, and every financial plan is specifically designed to help them reach their unique goals.

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Our financial strength powers yours.

You can focus on the plans you have for your life 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

$6.5B in dividends expected to be paid in 2022

We lead the industry with the highest total dividend payout.3, 4

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 Companies, ranking us #1 among life insurers.5

Ranking for Northwestern Mutual, 2021 Fortune®

We believe in putting people first.

A mother holding her infant child.

As a mutual company, people are part of our DNA. We don't have shareholders, so instead of reporting to Wall Street, we report to our policyowners. And since our company belongs to them, our profits go to them in the form of dividends.6 Not only is Northwestern Mutual's dividend payout larger than our two closest competitors combined,3, 4 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.

A sharply dressed financial advisor.

Our clients' financial go-tos. Their trusted partners who help them 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 advisors.

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

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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 were killed 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 an unrivaled 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.

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We believe in our communities.

A diverse group of women.

Where we live and the communities we build are at the core of who we are, and 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 help do the same.

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Our advisors are here to make it happen and guide you every step of the way.

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