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Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network


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We are a 155-year-old mutual company serving the insurance and investment needs of more than three million clients. During our long history, we have protected our clients and paid life insurance dividends every year since 1872. In fact, while not guaranteed, we pay more than double the ordinary life insurance dividends of our nearest competitor.

We are the nation’s largest direct provider of individual life insurance — ranking 116 on the FORTUNE 500 with $190 billion in assets. When you're looking for help in managing your financial risk and achieving financial security, we are a strong company

•       Northwestern Mutual is among the 'World's Most Admired' life insurance companies according to executives, directors and analysts in FORTUNE® magazine's 2012 annual survey.1

•       Northwestern Mutual has a persistency rate of 96% for life insurance in-force, a key indicator of customer satisfaction.

•       Northwestern Mutual has the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any life insurer by all four of the major credit rating agencies.2

•       We are the nation's largest direct provider of individual life insurance.3We expect to pay more than $5 billion in total dividends to policyowners in 2013, more than double the ordinary life insurance dividends of our nearest competitor.4

•       We are ranked among the Top 10 independent broker-dealers, as measured by total revenues, by the leading investment industry publications:

•       Investment News, February 2011

•       Financial Advisor magazine,  June 2011

•       Financial Planning magazine, June 2011

•       Investment Advisor magazine, June 2011

•       We lead the industry in customer satisfaction.5

1 FORTUNE® magazine, March 2, 2012
2 A.M. Best Company A++ (highest), 4/2012; Fitch Ratings AAA (highest), 6/2012; Moody's Investors Service Aaa (highest), 5/2012; Standard & Poor's AA+ (second highest), 6/2012. Ratings are subject to change.
3 SNL Financial
4 The policy dividend is reviewed annually by the company’s Board of Trustees. Dividends are not guaranteed beyond 2013 and are subject to change.
5 American Customer Satisfaction Index, December 13, 2011

Northwestern Mutual, the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance company in 2011 according to FORTUNE® magazine, was also ranked first in the life insurance industry in’s “Best Places to Work” survey for 2010. In addition, Diversity Employers magazine named Northwestern Mutual one of the “Top 100 Employers for the Class of 2011.”

Northwestern Mutual’s financial representative internship program was named one of the Top 10 Internships in America, according to the 2012 Vault Guide to Internships. It’s also the 16th consecutive year the program was named one of the top 10 in the financial services industry.


Scott G. Christensen
Managing Partner

Cathy Gumman
Director of Finance

Gwynneth MacKenzie
Marketing and Events Director

Sharon Nagy
Director of Operations & Finance

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