Peter C Ferrara, M.A.

Financial Representative

As a 2nd generation Northwestern Mutual Representative, Pete Ferrara truly grew up in the business. Pete is passionate about his practice which focuses on helping business owners, professionals and families achieve financial security & attain their goals.


Pete and his colleagues have found that most people know their current financial situation and they have a pretty clear vision as to what they would like their retirement years to be like. Where they struggle is navigating from where they are today to where they want to be in the future.


That's where Pete Ferrara and his network come in. Pete is committed to getting to know his client's goals & concerns, educating them of their options and, when appropriate, putting in place innovative, efficient solutions followed up by great service.


Pete and his colleagues will help you achieve financial security through a process based on; long-term relationships, trust, honesty and integrity.

My Mission

Simply put, in the spirit of the Golden Rule, my mission is to help you achieve a level of financial security where you and your family (or business) can make decisions based on what's right as opposed to having those decisions dictated by outside circumstances.

The Northwestern Mutual Difference

We make plans for people, not just money. So no matter your goals, we have access to top rated products and services to help you meet each one.

  • Best Life Insurance Company ranked by NerdWallet, 2019 to 20201
  • AAA, Aaa, and AA+ the highest financial strength ratings of any life insurer from all four major rating agencies2
  • Top 10 U.S. Independent Investment Broker-Dealers3
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2Northwestern Mutual continues to have the highest financial strength ratings awarded to any U.S. life insurer by all four of the major rating agencies: A.M. Best Company, A++ (highest), April 2020; Fitch Ratings, AAA (highest), August 2020; Moody’s Investors Service, Aaa (highest), December 2020; S&P Global Ratings, AA+ (second highest), June 2020. Third-party ratings are subject to change. Ratings are for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company.

3Measured by 2020 total revenues. Ranking for Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC. Sources: Financial Advisor magazine and Investment News, April 2021.

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