Local Network . . . Expert Guidance

Leading With Confidence

Northwestern Mutual’s McTigue Financial Group in Chicago enjoys a rich heritage as a provider of financial planning services.  Since 1872, when Northwestern Mutual opened this office in Illinois, our growing firm has worked diligently to help people achieve their goals and dreams for financial growth and security.

Expert guidance

We realize that individuals have wide-ranging financial needs.  For many people, providing financial security for those they care about is a major concern.  For some individuals, accumulating substantial wealth or preserving it, is a primary objective.  Still others want to create an estate plan and fund it.  Business owners may want to ensure that what they have built can pass smoothly from one generation to the next.  Preparing for your financial future in any of these situations can be complex.  It is important to have the help of highly trained and experienced professionals.

Industry experience

Under the leadership of John W. McTigue, Managing Partner since 1995, our associates and staff at The McTigue Financial Group in Chicago continue to set a standard of excellence not only for Northwestern Mutual, but also for the financial services industry.  Our Financial Representatives, Advisors and Specialists are consistently regarded as being among the most highly qualified individuals in the business.  They bring to the table not only some of the industry’s leading products but also a high level of professional expertise - - with the educational degrees and designations to prove it.

High performance

Our dedication to providing extensive training and leadership development programs, mentoring opportunities, and the ability to achieve work-life balance, all contributed to us being named for six consecutive years to Chicago’s Best Places to Work by Crain’s Chicago Business. Chicago’s Top 10 is based on the strength of the organization’s leadership, career development opportunities, compensation and benefits, and other day-to-day workplace issues.

For six consecutive years, The McTigue Financial Group has been the recipient of the Northwestern Mutual Team Award.  This company award recognizes superior leadership in new financial representative recruiting, development and retention.

We hold the Northwestern Mutual network office market development award for 2015.  Achieving over $46 billion of life insurance in force and positively impacting close to 70,000 lives does not happen without a dedicated team.

Community focus

One of the most rewarding aspects of our workplace is our commitment to bettering the lives of others.  With that in mind, we have put our collective efforts behind Northwestern Mutual Foundation’s national philanthropic program to combat childhood cancer. Our vision is simple:  the world without childhood cancer. Our mission is to support children and their families facing the daily struggles of this disease and help accelerate the cure to childhood cancers.


In June 2015, we used the tools of technology to improve the well-being of pediatric patients at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.  Our donation of Starlight Tablets and a Vecta delight machine will provide needed distraction therapy to help support children touched by cancer and other chronic illnesses.

In July 2015, we impacted the fight against childhood cancer by running or walking and raising more than $19,000 for life-saving research during the Annual Race for Research in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  For every $50 raised we can fund one hour of research.  Click here to learn how you can help.

Individually, whether we serve on a board, coach or tutor, we are passionate about our philanthropic activities.  We lead Northwestern Mutual offices across the country with 24 Community Service Award winners.  The award, from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, recognizes our representatives and staff for exemplary service and community involvement with nonprofits in the Chicago area.

Career and internship opportunities

We are proud of the organization we have built by providing meaningful work, leadership and development opportunities and work-life balance.  We are growing and selectively looking to attract and develop high-quality individuals with integrity, professionalism, and a commitment to growth and development.  Learn more about our career and internship opportunities.

Get social with us

Follow us on Twitter to learn about what we do, who we are, and how we make a difference. @themctiguegroup

John McTigue, CLU®

Managing Partner


Northwestern Mutual financial representatives have the opportunity to determine their own financial futures while making an impact on others.

Learn More arrow

Looking for a career that allows flexibility and exceptional income potential? Do you want top-notch training, mentorship and resources? Have you been searching for a company that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and giving back to the community?

Take The First Steplearn more arrow

#1 in the Financial Services Industry

- Selling Power's "50 Best Companies to Sell for Now." Aug 2014

Top Ten Internship for 19 Straight Years

- Vault Guide to Internships, 2015 edition

Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry

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

New Webcast: 5 Benefits of Life Insurance While You’re Living

Discover how life insurance can create a source of funding available for any reason throughout your life in our latest webcast.

Ask the Financial Expert: Should Commodities Be a Part of A Portfolio?

In this month’s column, our financial experts share their thoughts on China, how commodities can play a role in individual investor portfolios, and why overseas activities are having such a dramatic effect on the US markets.

Changing Jobs? Your Top 5 Financial Considerations Beyond Salary

Learn how to assess a new job’s benefits, protect your existing assets, efficiently roll over your 401(k), and more in this free white paper. It also includes worksheets for evaluating major insurance benefits.
Download Now