Who We Are

Who We Are

What we believe.

We believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. And that doing what’s right is good for everyone — our clients, our employees, our financial representatives and our communities.

These beliefs launched our company nearly 160 years ago. Today, they’re just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

We’re known for our financial strength.

That means we’ll be here for the millions of people who are counting on us—our clients, our employees, our financial representatives and our communities. Learn more.

We care.

We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefited from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they’re passionate about. Learn more.

  • Highest financial strength ratings awarded to any life insurer 1
  • Highest customer loyalty among top insurers. (96.4%)
  • $230 billion in assets (2014)
  • $27 billion in revenues (2014)
  • 4.2 million+ people rely on us for insurance and investment solutions.
  • Largest direct provider of individual life insurance in the U.S. 2
  • Ranked among top ten broker-dealers in the nation. 3
  • $290 million in charitable donations nationally since 1992.

“The way Northwestern Mutual does business is unmatched and the company’s commitment to the happiness, success and growth of their employees is unparalleled. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to root deep within a company that truly values its employees.”
- Amy Roche

Underwriting: Central to Our Success

Underwriters evaluate medical, financial and other risk information to determine the effect these factors have on life, disability or long-term care insurance coverage.


  • 1. Ratings are for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company, as of the most recent review and report by each rating agency. Northwestern Mutual's ratings: A.M. Best Company A++ (highest), 5/2015; Fitch Ratings AAA (highest), 11/2014; Moody's Investors Service Aaa (highest), 6/2015; Standard & Poor's AA+ (second highest), 5/2015. Ratings are subject to change.
  • 2. Northwestern Mutual’s calculation of U.S. direct life insurance market share includes new premium sales, renewal premium and dividend additions in the U.S. only.
  • 3. As measured by total revenues by leading investment publications: Financial Advisor magazine, April 2014; Financial Planning magazine, June 2014; and Investment Advisor magazine, June 2014.