Passion, Purpose & Partnership

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In today's complex world, freedom comes in many forms. It might be the ability to pursue your hobbies, or to enjoy your relationships. However you define it, freedom involves time--and the ability to spend it the way you want. Financial security is the ability to spend your time the way you choose--and knowing that those you love and who depend on you have the same opportunity. Working together, we can identify the financial goals and solutions to help provide the freedoms of financial security for you and your family.

Our Mission: To bring passion, purpose, and partnership in helping you provide long-term financial security for yourself, your family, your business and your community.

  • Passion - A powerful and contagious emotion that moves you to act on the most important aspects of your life, and helps others to make their intentions become reality.
  • Purpose - A reason for doing something. The grounding belief in something long term, usually bigger than yourself, that gives meaning to current decisions and activities.
  • Partnership - A collaboration toward a common vision or purpose. A long term relationship of substance and depth, in which the participants can be counted on a relationship of value.
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Dan Schiffman receives the Paul S. Brown Enrichment Award

On February 14th at the Northwestern Mutual - Mid-Atlantic annual honors and awards day, Scott Iodice presented Dan with the Paul S. Brown Enrichment Award. The inscription reads, In recognition of selfless giving for the betterment of the Northwestern Mutual community and beyond. "The award is named after a special friend to many associated with Northwestern Mutual," said Dan Schiffman. "Paul was an executive with our home office in Milwaukee, WI who was on an extended rotation spending time with our Maryland group. Paul was an outgoing, kind, and abundant person who brought life into a room and was missed when he left a room. Paul served others, and always with joy. Paul was killed on Saturday June 5th of 2016 while cycling in Wisconsin. He was 45 years old and left legacy of service and joy to us in Maryland. Thank you Northwestern Mutual - Mid-Atlantic for creating a way to keep Paul’s legacy alive and a way to introduce him to those who didn’t know him."

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Northwestern Mutual Mid-Atlantic Hosts Industry Expert Investment Managers

On October 8th at the Sagamore Pendry, 170 financial advisors, Northwestern Mutual clients, and special guests gathered to hear from industry experts, Ron Joelson and Brent Schutte. Joelson and Schutte manage over $350 Billion in assets. On Tuesday they discussed their take on the economy and their strategy and investment philosophy that drives the growth behind Northwestern Mutual’s portfolio. During 45 minutes of Q&A, guests were given the opportunity to engage both Joelson and Schutte on complex topics leading to great discussion and valuable industry insights!

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Dan Schiffman is the 2019 Recipient of the George Delaplaine Distinguished Citizen Award

In May, 2019 Dan Schiffman was honored as the recipient of the George Delaplaine Distinguished Citizen Award. For the past 23 years this award has recognized members of the community who have made Frederick and Frederick County a better place to live. The award was presented at the 24th Annual Distinguished Citizen’s Dinner, which was sponsored by the Francis Scott Key District, National Capital Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. The event not only honored Dan’s commitment to Frederick, but raised funds for the National Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts of America who provide scouting across Washington, DC, and counties in Northern Virginia and Maryland. During the dinner which was held at Walker’s Overlook on May 22nd, 2019, Dan was recognized for his many contributions to the Frederick community, and also received citations from local government officials including Governor Larry Hogan. Dan was joined by his family, and several friends and colleagues as he received this prestigious honor.

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The Northwestern Mutual Difference

We make plans for people, not just money. So no matter your goals, we have access to top rated products and services to help you meet each one.

  • Best Life Insurance Company ranked by NerdWallet, 2019 to 20201
  • AAA, Aaa, and AA+ the highest financial strength ratings of any life insurer from all four major rating agencies2
  • Top 10 U.S. Independent Investment Broker-Dealers3
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2Northwestern Mutual continues to have the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any U.S. life insurer by all four of the major rating agencies: A.M. Best Company, A++ (highest), April 2020; Fitch Ratings, AAA (highest), August 2020; Moody’s Investors Service, Aaa (highest), December 2020; S&P Global Ratings, AA+ (second highest), June 2020. Third-party ratings are subject to change. Ratings are for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company.

3Measured by 2020 total revenues. Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC. Sources: Financial Advisor magazine and Investment News, April 2021.

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