Christina Collins Named to Barron's 2021 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors List

Private Wealth Advisor Christina Collins, a member of Northwestern Mutual's Private Client Group, has been named to the 2021 edition of the Barron's Top 100 Women Financial Advisors ranking. This is the fourth consecutive year Collins has been included.

"To be among the top 100 in the country for successive years demonstrates a continued pursuit of excellence," said Aditi Javeri Gokhale, chief commercial officer and president of investment products and services, Northwestern Mutual. "We celebrate Christina and her team for all they've done for clients - and to help propel our wealth management business forward."

The Top 100 Women Financial Advisors list recognizes an elite group of women advisors across the United States. Advisors are ranked based on three major criteria: assets, revenue, and quality of practice as it pertains to growth and client retention.

A wide range of additional qualitative factors are considered, including the advisors' experience, their advanced degrees and industry designations, the size and shape of their teams, their charitable and philanthropic work and their compliance records. There are no fees or other considerations required of advisors who apply for the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors list.

"Our clients are individuals and families with multifaceted financial needs, and we strive to provide comprehensive, cohesive solutions that bring confidence and peace of mind," said Collins. "It's an honor to be included on this prestigious list again, and it validates our team's efforts to help people plan for their futures."

A former chair of the Financial Representative Association Annuity Committee and a current leading advisor in Illinois, Collins is licensed in nearly 40 states and has a nationwide practice through her Chicago-based business. She provides a values-based approach to financial planning that meets the complex needs of her clients and helps them achieve and maintain financial security for their families and businesses.

Collins' practice focuses on retirement income, wealth preservation and growth, tax considerations, investment strategies, trust services and legacy planning. As a Private Client Group firm, Collins and her team are experienced in integrated wealth management for high-net-worth individuals and families to create deep partnerships that go beyond a client's assets.

About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been helping people and businesses achieve financial security for more than 160 years. Through a holistic planning approach, Northwestern Mutual combines the expertise of its financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and industry-leading products to help its clients plan for what's most important. With $308.8 billion in total assets, $31.1 billion in revenues, and $2 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.75 million people with life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities and brokerage and advisory services. The company manages more than $200 billion of investments owned by its clients and held or managed through its wealth management and investment services businesses. Northwestern Mutual ranks 90 on the 2021 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies in 2021.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (investment brokerage services), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (investment advisory and services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance).