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Investment Management

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Sparks Financial’s holistic approach to creating unique, personalized financial plans builds on the pillars of portfolio management, insurance, and tax mitigation strategies.

As we plan long-term strategies guided by our clients’ best interests and financial goals, your Sparks Financial advisor works hand in hand with the highly credentialed investment professionals who are part of the team at Northwestern Mutual & Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company. These investment teams manage more than $500 billion in combined company and retail client assets.

This team-based approach allows us to craft investment strategies, structure portfolios, and service, multigenerational financial plans that are tailored exclusively to our clients’ strategic needs.

NMWMC holds some of the industry’s highest credentials: 17 have earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation, three hold the Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) designation, and two hold the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) mark.

Client assets of Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) and Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company (NMWMC) as of December 31, 2021. The advisory programs offered by NMWMC are in conjunction with brokerage services from NMWMC's affiliate NMIS. NMIS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Northwestern Mutual. Company assets of the Northwestern Mutual life Insurance Company as of December 31, 2021.

We provide a range of
investment-related services, including:

  • Institutional money management
  • Lending solutions
  • Ongoing market and economic guidance and education

  • Transition management
  • Tax loss harvesting
  • Equity compensation plan analysis
  • Strategies designed to maximize assets and minimize costs and tax liability

We draw from all types of investment solutions to construct client portfolios, including:

  • Active and passive ETFs
  • Active and passive mutual funds

  • Private equity solutions
  • Custom individual stock and bond portfolios