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Northwestern Mutual

U.S.

It was a banner year for the Milwaukee-based life insurer, which logged 20% profit growth and record revenues in 2015. The firm’s assets reached $239 billion, another record. Northwestern Mutual, which distributes a dividend to policyholders each year, also continued to expand its financial planning business with the acquisition of LearnVest, a Millennial-friendly start-up offering financial advice online.

CEO

John E. Schlifske

Sector

Financials

Industry

Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual)

HQ Location

Milwaukee, WI

Employees

5,530

Years on Global 500 List

22

Key Financials (last fiscal year)
($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$28,1112.4%
Profits ($M)$81520.0%
Assets ($M)$238,472
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$19,656
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues2.9%
Profits as % of Assets0.3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity4.1%