Articles tagged "Northwestern Mutual"


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How Northwestern Mutual may still get ROI on its $250M LearnVest investment but maybe only by anteing up $50M more

The promised January reveal at the financial planning robo never happened but the insurer is using new mother Alexa von Tobel as its sourdough-starter to bake up a venture ecosystem

June 28, 2017 — 11:11 PM UTC

Quiet Northwestern Mutual may be ready to make a big noise with rerelease of LearnVest -- with Alexa von Tobel vowing that innovation and integration aren't mutually exclusive goals

After the $250-million deal in 2015, the staid Milwaukee insurer has funneled funds into the jazzy robo, packed its board and taken it backstage for a makeover promised for the New Year

December 14, 2016 — 6:35 PM UTC

The real reasons Northwestern Mutual paid a reported $250 million for LearnVest

With $2.7 billion in cash to burn after the Russell Investments spin-off, the Milwaukee-based company was simply an old-line insurer with desktop software in search of a planning pedigree

April 1, 2015 — 8:32 PM UTC

Russell Investments sells for $2.7 billion and the new owner will flip its $250-billion asset manager -- yet again

The once-proud, family-owned Seattle firm is being sold by Northwestern Mutual and stripped for parts -- its indexes -- with its asset-management business as the throwaway

June 28, 2014 — 12:18 AM UTC
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