Environmental, Social & Governance Report
Our commitment to clients
We put our clients first. Our actions are grounded in building trust. This promise drives how we think, make decisions, and guide clients to live in the way they've always dreamed of.Download full report
A company with purpose
Because our commitment spans generations of clients, everything we do is rooted in our foundational pillars.
Being a mutual company grounds the way we do business—for the benefit of our clients, not Wall Street. We live our mutuality in how we design and price our products, how we pay dividends, and how we invest. And we can take a long-term view because we aren't driven by quarterly returns.See more
Unsurpassed financial strength
Our outstanding financial strength gives us the capacity to deliver on our promises to clients in good times and bad. We have the highest financial strength ratings awarded to U.S. life insurers by all four major rating agencies. Because of this strength, we can stay the course, keep our eye on the long-term, and make the right decisions for our clients.See more
Our financial professionals are among the most highly trained and credentialed in the industry-earning designations such as Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), certified financial planner™ professional, and many others. Unlike companies that distribute their products through multiple channels and independent brokers, Northwestern Mutual products are available only through our exclusive network of financial professionals. Each professional is highly trained in the unique attributes of our products and how they can best serve a client's financial goals.
Superior product value
Maximizing product value is essential to fulfilling our commitment to serve our clients for the long run. We focus on four key areas: careful underwriting, smart investing, client loyalty, and low expenses.
Our version of financial planning
We believe all clients deserve financial planning that helps them live their best lives. Our advisors will create a plan based on client priorities, tailoring it from a wide range of financial options designed to give our clients the flexibility and confidence to achieve their goals now, and years from now.
Trusted advisors, trusted advice
Our 6,500+ financial advisors and representatives are true partners who are with their clients in the key moments of clients' lives. Our advisors are dedicated to helping people make the right financial choices, adjusting their plan as their lives change, and keeping them on track by being the approachable partner all clients deserve.Working with an advisor
The Northwestern Mutual difference
No. 1 direct provider of individual life insurance in the U.S.
We're the largest direct provider of individual life insurance in the U.S.1
No. 1 most trusted insurance company
Best Life Insurance Company ranked by NerdWallet in 20202
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 agencies3
Top 10 ranked investment service
We're one of the top U.S. Independent Investment Broker-Dealers.4