Awards and Accolades

Blue Ribbon Image

Unsurpassed Value and Strength

Year after year, we’ve maintained our record of unsurpassed financial strength.

Aaa

Highest

Moody's Investors Service

A++

Highest

A.M. Best Company

AAA

Highest

Fitch Ratings

AA+

Second Highest

S&P Global Ratings

Ratings are for The 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), 4/2017; Fitch Ratings AAA (highest), 11/2016; Moody’s Investors Service Aaa (highest), 1/2017; Standard & Poor’s AA+ (second highest), 6/2016. Ratings are subject to change.

Find Out More

“We regard Northwestern's financial risk profile as extremely strong.”

S&P Global Ratings, June 2016

Fortune 100 Company

Northwestern Mutual moved up nine positions on the FORTUNE® 500 list to the ranking of No. 100.

FORTUNE, May 2016

Find Out More
Fortune Wprld's Most Admired Companies

Recognized by FORTUNE as one of the "World's Most Admired" companies based on responses from industry executives, directors and analysts worldwide.

FORTUNE, February 2017

Find Out More
Top 10 biggest independent broker-dealers in the US

Northwestern Mutual Investment Services (NMIS) has been recognized as a top 10 biggest independent broker-dealer in the financial services industry by Financial Planning magazine.

Financial Planning Magazine, August 2016

Find Out More

Leading in Digital Innovation

We’re on the path to delivering a distinctive digital experience that combines expert advisors and engaging technology.

Top 10 biggest independent broker-dealers in the US

Awarded 2016 Eye on Innovation Prize for "Most Innovative Digital Business Model in Financial Services" by Gartner, Inc.

Gartner, October 2016

Find Out More

Awarded Digital Edge 50 2017 Award for industry leadership in digital innovation from IDG, publisher of Computerworld and CIO.com.

IDG, December 2016

Find Out More

Engaging, Inclusive Careers

We have an unwavering commitment to the financial professionals who partner with you and to our workforce. We’ve earned praise for our training, development, diversity and inclusion.

Training Award

One of the best training and development programs in the U.S.

January 2017

Find Out More
Internship Award

One of the top 10 internships in the U.S.

Vault, October 2016


Find Out More
Diversity Award

One of the 50 best companies for diversity in 2016

Black Enterprise magazine, November 2016

Find Out More
Workplace Award

One of the best workplaces for LGBT equality

Human Rights Campaign, December 2016

Find Out More

You might also be interested in

The Clients’ Company

Northwestern Mutual is, and always has been, driven by the values and best interests of our clients.

Learn More

Industry-Leading Ratings

Northwestern Mutual has earned the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any U.S. life insurer. Read what top ratings agencies say about us.

Learn More

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries. Life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits are issued by The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI (NM). Long-term care insurance is issued by Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI, (NLTC) a subsidiary of NM. Securities are offered through Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, (NMIS) a subsidiary of NM, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC. Fiduciary and fee-based financial planning services are offered through Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC), Milwaukee, WI, a subsidiary of NM and a federal savings bank. Products and services referenced are offered and sold only by appropriately appointed and licensed entities and financial professionals. Not all products and services are available in all states.