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Northwestern Mutual Named One of FORTUNE's World's Most Admired Companies

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern Mutual, a leading financial security company, announced today it has been named one of the World's Most Admired Companies in its industry according to FORTUNE's annual survey for the 37th year. Since 1983, top executives and directors from eligible companies, as well as financial analysts, have determined the companies with the strongest reputations within and across industries.

Northwestern Mutual secured the number one ranking for the "quality of products/services" and "social responsibility" categories. The company also ranked highly in the "financial soundness," "use of corporate assets," and "quality of management" categories.

"It's an honor to once again be named one of the most admired companies in our industry by FORTUNE," said John Schlifske, Northwestern Mutual chairman, president and CEO.  "This recognition is a testament to our employees and advisors nationwide – and their commitment to helping our clients financially plan for what's most important so they can live their dreams today and every day after."

To determine the best-regarded companies in 52 industries, FORTUNE asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent.

AFS Featured at JP Morgan's Women on the Move Conference

Aria Financial Services CFO Reena Bland at JP Morgan's exclusive “Women on the Move”. The featured speakers were Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Actress, Author, and Businesswoman Gwyneth Paltrow.

It was a fantastic event hearing these amazing women speak and collaborating with Emerging Markets Portfolio Managers!

AFS Featured at 2019 NAIFA Conference

Delynn Alexander and Reena Bland of AFS were featured on the main stage of the Performance + Purpose 2019 NAIFA Convention held in Orlando, FL from September 11-14. Their presentation was titled “Leading Like Warren & Charlie – The Role of Permanent Life Insurance” and discussed the importance of having a great business partner to grow your financial planning practice. They also discussed how permanent life insurance is the foundation of their personal practice and a very important part of their clients' financial futures.

Northwestern Mutual Honored with 2019 CIO 100 Award for Innovation

Northwestern Mutual has been selected as a winner of the 2019 CIO 100 Award for its fraud detection capabilities to safeguard its clients' financial security. The annual CIO 100 awards program celebrates 100 organizations using IT in innovative ways to deliver business value through technology and innovation.

"We're honored to be recognized for our commitment to protecting our clients' personal and confidential information with the CIO 100 Award," said Souheil Badran, executive vice president and chief innovation officer at Northwestern Mutual. "Northwestern Mutual is transforming the way people experience financial security and technology is enabling us to create new digital planning tools for our clients and advisors. It's exciting to be at the forefront of this work, and we recognize that effective management of risk and security is critical in order to provide our clients with a distinctive, secure experience."

The CIO 100 Award is highly competitive program that recognizes companies using technology to deliver high business value by creating a competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth, engaging more deeply with clients or by digitally transforming the business. More than 400 companies were nominated and evaluated by a panel of industry judges.

Northwestern Mutual's commitment to innovation has helped transform the company and introduce new digital capabilities for its clients, financial advisors and employees. With a singular focus on helping clients achieve financial security, Northwestern Mutual is continuing to innovate to create new and better ways to meet clients' needs and goals.

To learn more about Northwestern Mutual's commitment to innovation, visit

John Schlifske Talks Investment Strategy with FORTUNE

Our CEO John Schlifske recently sat down with Susie Gharib, host of FORTUNE's "On Leading" series. John discusses our company's long-term investment strategy, the importance of knowing what you're investing for, and current optimism for markets and the U.S. consumer.

Aria Financial Services Speaks at Northwestern Mutual Annual Meeting

Delynn Alexander and Reena Bland presented to a group of Northwestern Mutual financial advisors on July 23, 2019 during the 139th Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Delynn and Reena discussed the importance of including annuities in a financial plan with financial advisors from across the country. The team shared their thoughts and insights on how to incorporate annuities into a financial plan at any stage of life.

Aria Financial Services Attends Investments and Wealth Institute's 2019 Annual Conference Experience

Aria Financial Services attended a four day conference to further their knowledge on investment management, wealth management, advanced business strategies, retirement management, institutional consulting and distribution excellence. The team had the opportunity to attend different educational sessions and network with other financial services professionals. 

Delynn Alexander Featured in Triangle and Dallas Business Journals

Delynn Dolan Alexander, Field Director and Wealth Management Advisor based in Durham, NC, is the first woman at Northwestern Mutual to ever achieve the “$1 million/$1 million” distinction, with $1 million in both risk and investment production. Delynn Alexander, Reena Bland and the Alexander Financial Services team worked hard to reach this exceptional milestone and stand as an example of a balanced, integrated practice dedicated to developing tailored financial plans for both families and businesses that stand the test of time.

Our Commitment to Excellence

At Aria Financial Services, we take our responsibility to our clients seriously, knowing that most people come to us with complex situations that can seem overwhelming. We take the time to establish a relationship with you, listing your goals and objectives, identifying your assets and liabilities, and comparing what you have to what you want, which enables us to provide you with risk protection and investment solutions you need to make the right choices.

For our team, that partnership is built on one core value: helping people. That's what we've been committed to for the past 25 years with Northwestern Mutual, and that's what our clients have come to expect.

Think of Aria Financial Services as your partner – a partner who is with you every step of the way as you make the most important decisions of your life.

Delynn Alexander's mother, Elaine Dolan, CLU®, ChFC®, had also been a Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative since 1981. After 30 years of serving her clients, Elaine has retired and chosen to keep her business in the family - Delynn and her team are proud to continue providing the same great service and guidance to Elaine's clients as they move forward with their financial goals.

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Delynn Dolan Alexander
Wealth Management Advisor

Aria Financial Services

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