Northwestern Mutual Financial Network is a marketing name for the sales and distribution arm of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and its affiliates and subsidiaries. Founded in 1857, The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company offers insurance and financial products and services for individuals, businesses and their employees. It provides annuities, retirement planning and income management products, and disability income, life and long-term care insurance. Additionally, the company offers trust and real estate investment management services, mutual funds, and education savings, executive bonus and payroll deduction plans. It operates more than approximately 350 offices throughout the United States. Headquartered in Milwaukee, The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company has received several awards and recognitions. It maintains a presence in Westport, Conn.