Welcome to Northwestern Mutual in Midtown NYC

Our Story

Since 1857, Northwestern Mutual has been helping people protect against financial risk and helping them achieve their financial goals.  The financial representatives, advisors and specialists in the local network office provide the New York City area with expert guidance, innovative solutions and enduring relationships. The Network Office, located in Midtown Manhattan, is currently headed by Matt Russo and opened for business in 1949.


Managing Partner, Matt Russo, leads more than 100 financial representatives committed to providing the highest level of service to all clients. He believes that building relationships and culture are the key elements to achieving a solid financial practice. Successful financial representatives with Northwestern Mutual's Midtown Manhattan office experience tremendous pride and satisfaction in building a practice from the ground up. Their success is the result of a productive work ethic, strong relationship skills and a level of professionalism that’s second to none.

Matt Russo Wins Northwestern Mutual's Managing Partner Achievement Award

Financial Security Company Award Recognizes Overall Excellence

John E. Schlifske, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Northwestern Mutual mostly recently presented Matt Russo with the Company’s Managing Partner Achievement Award in 2015.  This nationally recognized award selects the top agency in the country based on overall excellence in development, productivity, recruitment and retention of financial representatives, and persistency in serving and retaining its clients.  The NYC Midtown office has had the honor of receiving this award on multiple occasions.

Freedom...Success...Financial Independence

Northwestern Mutual in Midtown NYC prides itself on providing our financial representatives with a career that offers the freedom to establish your own financial practice, where your income can actually reflect your hard work and effort, and one which allows you to have a positive impact on people’s lives every day.

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Matt Russo, CLU®

Managing Partner

Career Changers

Changing careers doesn't have to be daunting. Coming from many different backgrounds and occupations, our financial representatives go on to develop successful business practices. With support from a quality organization, it can be an easy transition.

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Looking for a career that allows flexibility and exceptional income potential? Do you want top-notch training, mentorship and resources? Have you been searching for a company that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and giving back to the community?

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#1 in the Financial Services Industry

- Selling Power's "50 Best Companies to Sell for Now." October 2016

Top Ten Internship for 22 Straight Years

- Vault Guide to Internships, 2018 edition

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Largest Dividend Payout In Company History

In 2019, we expect the largest dividend payout for life and disability income insurance policyowners in company history. Read more.

If You Live For It, We’ll Help You Plan For It.

See what our version of financial planning looks like. Read now.

Our Strength Is Your Strength

For more than 160 years, we’ve been there for people when they need us most, through all economic conditions. We’re pleased to announce that 2017 was another strong year. Read more.


To learn more about Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC and its financial representatives, visit: FINRA BrokerCheck