Continuing a legacy of putting clients first

Trust is Northwestern Mutual's most valued currency. Our governance and accountability policies and reporting practices are designed to maintain that trust, furthering the reputation we've built since 1857.

The Northwestern Mutual difference

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.1

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

5.0M+ clients at Northwestern Mutual

The number of people we're proud to call clients, and who put their trust in us.

$7.3B in dividends expected to be paid in 2024

in dividends expected to be paid in 20242

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

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Promoting ethical operation

We make it a top priority to demonstrate the most principled professional and ethical behaviors, complying with all applicable regulations and company policies to act in the best interests of our clients. Find out more about Northwestern Mutual corporate governance.

Guidelines for Business Conduct

Everyone from trustees to managers and employees is expected to follow our Guidelines for Business Conduct, covering an array of ethical issues. An interactive guide covers field responsibilities.

Ethics Resource Center

Available to employees, field professionals, vendors, and contract personnel, the center offers a confidential resource to discuss concerns and report possible misconduct, anonymously if desired.

Anti-Money Laundering Program

Our employees and financial professionals are expected to know what money laundering is and trained on company procedures so that it can be identified, reported, and stopped.

Culture of Respect

We're committed to providing a safe, healthy work environment. Online education includes "Culture of Respect Policy Promoting Diversity & Inclusion by Preventing Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation."

Protecting your assets, privacy, and data

We have longstanding information protection practices that continue to evolve to meet the opportunities and challenges of a digital world. Our holistic, multi-layered approach honors client trust.

Leaders who set the example

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There is a clear correlation between the expertise of our leaders and the ability of our organization to effectively manage risks and opportunities. We hold our leaders at every level—the Board of Trustees, the senior leadership team, the enterprise leadership group, and managers—accountable for carrying out Northwestern Mutual's values.

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