Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
Keep an eye on the quiet ones. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, touting itself as “The Quiet Company,” is one of the largest US life insurers, with more than $1 trillion in individual policies in force. Its 7,000 representatives sell a lineup of life, disability, long-term care, and employee benefits products (health, dental, 401(k) plans). It also offers retirement products, including annuities and mutual funds, to a clientele of small businesses and prosperous individuals. Its institutional asset manager Frank Russell Company is known for the Russell 2000 stock index. Northwestern Mutual also offers brokerage and trust services through its investment services and wealth management subsidiaries.