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Northwestern Mutual Acquires LearnVest to Redefine the Financial Planning Experience

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Northwestern Mutual has announced that it will acquire LearnVest™, a leader in online financial planning and client experience technology. This partnership brings together the best of what each company offers – Northwestern Mutual's world-class financial professionals and best-in-class products combined with LearnVest's breakthrough technology and innovative financial planning platform.

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Northwestern Mutual Las Vegas Joins Forces with for Candlighters Childhood Cancer Foundation to Host “A Day at the Park”

Our Las Vegas office joined forces with Candlighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada to host “A Day at the Park” at Sunset Park. This event treated 15 children affected by pediatric cancer, and their families, to a day of fun! Families feasted on BBQ, and enjoyed games, a bouncy castle, face painting, and a balloon artist. Over 20 generous sponsors from Northwestern Mutual “adopted” the participating children. Each adopted child was provided with $100 worth of school essentials, including backpacks, school supplies, and clothing. As an added bonus, children and their families were given season passes to the Cowabunga Bay water park. Members of our staff also showed their support by getting haircuts at the park and donating the hair to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. 

With the support of Born and Raised (BAR), our Las Vegas office also hosted a fundraiser for this event. BAR generously donated all tips from the fundraiser to support Candlelighters’ ongoing fight against pediatric cancer.

View photos from the event.

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Northwestern Mutual Hosts “A Night to Fight Childhood Cancer” Gala and Silent Auction

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Our Southern California and Nevada offices hosted "A Night to Fight Childhood Cancer," an inaugural gala and silent auction, to raise funds for research and support to families battling childhood cancer. The gala celebrated the courageous children and their families, who are fighting the daily battle against cancer, and highlighted the impactful work of charities and hospitals that build hope and community awareness for the disease.

We raised over $250,000 through ticket sales and auction items, which benefitted three organizations - Alex's Lemonade Stand FoundationMattel Children's Hospital UCLA, and the GameChanger Charity.

Northwestern Mutual Downtown Los Angeles Funds Remodeling of New Teen Lounge

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In a move to help ease the emotional burden for kids receiving treatment for cancer and other chronic illness, Northwestern Mutual Downtown Los Angeles and its affiliated districts turned the teen lounge at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA into a cool space with a “coffee shop vibe.”

The new, warmer design, resembles a coffee shop or lounge, with the intention of easing stress and supporting the overall health and well-being of teen patients. The newly remodeled space includes a large flat-screen HDTV, egg-shaped reading chairs and an air hockey and pool table.

Northwestern Mutual launched its National Childhood Cancer Program in 2012 to accelerate the search for cures to childhood cancers and to provide support to families battling the disease. Northwestern Mutual Downtown Los Angeles and its affiliated districts has supported the program through various fundraising and awareness events.

Participants in the dedication were: Matt Plocher (Managing Partner), John Calvert (Wealth Management Advisor), Steve Izuno (Financial Advisor), Chau Le (COO), Adam Baldwin (Director of Operations), Jenna Murphy (Director of Development).

To view photos from the dedication, click here.

Northwestern Mutual Los Angeles Welcomes 50 New Students into our Top 10 Internship Program!

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This summer, Northwestern Mutual welcomed 50 of the best and brightest college students to participate in our "Top 10 Internship Program." Rather than being tasked with administrative duties, interns at Northwestern Mutual had the opportunity to take on the same responsibilities as full-time representatives. Students met with clients, presented financial plans, and learned how to build a business. Northwestern Mutual provides a comprehensive training program that allows students to learn about the industry and role, and, most importantly, grow their personal and professional skills.

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Recently, we had students, parents and professionals from the campus and community visit our downtown Los Angeles office and hear first-hand about the internship experience. Takeaways from our annual "College Family Night" event included:

  • Assistance with the career selection process;
  • Development of networking and business relationship skills;
  • A head start towards a career at Northwestern Mutual as a financial representative;
  • Opportunities for series 6 & 63 licensing;
  • And more!

Each year, 90 college students are selected to participate in Northwestern Mutual – Los Angeles' internship program at one of our four district offices, located throughout Southern California and Nevada. We treat our internships as a year-round program, allowing for a greater depth of both training and mentoring, and building experience beyond the summer months.

Interested in participating in our highly ranked internship program? Please visit our internship page to learn more.


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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 21 Straight Years

- Vault Guide to Internships, 2017 edition

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