At Northwestern Mutual, we’ve been helping clients take control of their financial future for nearly 160 years. Through the Civil War, the Great Depression, two world wars and a number of recessions, we’ve stood alongside our clients, helping them manage financial risk and achieve financial security. And today, as the world’s economic environment continues to evolve, clients trust Northwestern Mutual to lead the way.

As we look to the future, we will continue to build financial strength for our company and for our clients with a well-balanced and diversified investment strategy and long-term market view.


Northwestern Mutual has the highest financial strength ratings1 awarded to any life insurer by all four of the major rating agencies. Why are financial strength ratings important? Ratings are based on financial strength, overall operations and claims-paying ability. Our high ratings recognize our solid financial footing, which helps us deliver on product guarantees and create the financial capacity to pay dividends.2 We expect to pay $5.5 billion in total dividends to policyowners in 2015, including industry-leading dividends on life and disability insurance.3

Learn more about Northwestern Mutual’s financial strength ratings.


We’re investing in your financial future. Our well-balanced and diversified long-term investment portfolio is carefully designed to generate superior returns and build financial strength.

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Download various financial reports, including Northwestern Mutual's Consolidated Financial Statements, the Statutory Annual Statement and Annual Statement Investment Schedules.

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1Ratings 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: Moody's Investors Service Aaa (highest), 12/2014; A.M. Best Company A++ (highest), 4/2014; Fitch Ratings AAA (highest), 11/2014; Standard & Poor's AA+ (second highest), 7/2014. Ratings are subject to change.

2While dividends are not guaranteed, Northwestern Mutual has paid dividends to its life insurance policyowners every year since 1872.

3Northwestern Mutual’s analysis of ordinary life insurance dividends based on historical SNL data. Decisions with respect to the determination and allocation of divisible surplus as dividends each year are left to the discretion and sound business judgment of the company’s Board of Trustees. There is no guaranteed specific method or formula for the determination or allocation of divisible surplus. Accordingly, the company’s approach is subject to change. Neither the existence nor the amount of a dividend is guaranteed on any policy in any given policy year.