Welcome to Northwestern Mutual of Louisiana

When you're looking for someone to help you manage your financial risk and achieve financial security in today's complex world, you have much to consider.

Northwestern Mutual of Louisiana offers you a powerful combination: the insight and expertise of your individual Financial Representative, plus the technical know-how of financial specialists from a variety of disciplines.

Our Financial Representatives work closely with the Network's trusted specialists in areas such as retirement solutions, estate planning analysis, asset allocation and small business needs analysis.

According to Managing Partner Steven Dugal, "This multi-faceted approach ensures we consider your needs from every perspective. As we say in our mission statement, our goal is to help make clients' financial dreams a reality."

Official Sponsor of the LSU Tigers

Northwestern Mutual is proud to be a Sponsor of the LSU Tigers. Our Northwestern Mutual family is passionate about both Tiger sports and LSU academics. Many of our clients and financial representatives are ardent LSU grads.



Northwestern Mutual Team Commits $250,000 to University of Louisiana- Lafayette

A team of 11 financial representatives from the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, along with the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, recently committed to donating $250,000 to sponsor a sales and research training laboratory for the Department of Marketing and Hospitality at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

 The lab is one component of the comprehensive Professional Sales and Research Program the department plans to launch in the 2012-2013 academic year. The lab facility will be located on the main floor in Moody Hall.

UL alumnus and Northwestern Mutual's Managing Partner Steven Dugal put together the team of donors, most of whom are UL alumni. The team of donors includes Dugal, former Managing Partner Bill Hornsby, Stuart Cestia-Managing Director of the Lafayette office, and financial representatives Paul Nick, Taylor Davis, Stacy Russo Nichols, Bill Cunningham, Kenny Begneaud, Cindy Gunawan, Bill Bowers, and Elizabeth Gessner.

In addition to a 10-year sponsorship of the sales and research lab, the Northwestern Mutual donation will also endow two scholarships for students in the Professional Sales and Research Program.


Northwestern Mutual of Louisiana receives the Office Team Award

Northwestern Mutual of Louisiana won the 2011 Office Team award.  The award is given to the office that has the most Financial Representatives recruited, the best persistency, and the most lives written by its new Financial Representatives.  Steven Dugal, Managing Partner  and Avril Habetz, Director of Training and Development received the award at the 2011 Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, WI. 

Steve Forbes and John Schlifske on
“Econo-ME: Redefining the Rules of Financial Security”

Northwestern Mutual hosted a speaker series with Steve Forbes, chairman and editor in chief of Forbes Media and John Schlifske, Northwestern Mutual chairman and CEO. Forbes and Schlifske shared their perspectives on the economy, the markets, and how individuals and business owners must redefine the rules of financial security during times of market volatility. The event was part of a three day, six-city tour and saw over 3,500 attendees. The New Orleans event, which took place at the New Orleans Marriott, had 1,000 in attendance.

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Freedom . . . Success . . . Financial Independence

Imagine a career that gives you the freedom to be your own boss, set your own hours and decide whom you want to work with on a daily basis.

A career where your income can actually reflect your hard work and effort.

A career that allows you to have a positive impact on people's lives every day.

Make it a reality.

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Steven Dugal, CLU®, ChFC®, LUTCF

Managing Partner

Career Changers

Changing careers doesn’t have to be daunting. Individuals who have joined our organization from many different backgrounds and occupations have gone on to develop a successful business practice. With the support and training of a quality organization, it can be an easy transition.

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Are you ready for financial independence? Are you ready to be your own boss? Are you ready to make a positive impact on people's lives?

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#1 in the Financial Services Industry

- Selling Power's "50 Best Companies to Sell for Now." Oct/Nov/Dec 2013

Top Ten Internship for 18 Straight Years

- Vault Guide to Internships, 2014 edition

Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry

- Glassdoor.com's "Best Places to Work" survey, Dec. 2013

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See how our powerful approach to planning can help you get more out of life. Learn more in our 2013 Annual Report.


Military veterans: your next opportunity starts here

A Financial Representative career is more than just a job. With Northwestern Mutual you help clients achieve their dreams of financial security.

Dividend Announcement

Northwestern Mutual announced a record 2014 dividend payout of 5.2 billion dollars – the largest in the company’s history to clients who own participating life, annuity, and DI products.