My Mission

"I work to establish long-lasting client relationships by providing planning and guidance that maintains the highest standards of quality, professionalism and integrity."

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Collins Team

Our team is one of the best

I’m honored to be recognized by Barron’s, Forbes, and Working Mother as one of the best advisors in the country. Many thanks to my hardworking team, amazing clients, and partnership with Northwestern Mutual. These awards would not have been possible without you.

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I was honored to be profiled in Forbes discussing my practice, my approach to wealth management and what a terrific career this is for women: Top Advisor Spotlight: Christina Collins, Northwestern Mutual (forbes.com)

The Daily Herald: Christina Collins Named to Barron's 2021 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors List


My Clients

My clients are individuals and families with complex, multifaceted financial needs. Both pre-retirement and post-retirement, they face sophisticated challenges involving income, wealth preservation and growth, tax considerations and legacy planning.

My expertise is providing a values-based approach to financial planning that takes that complexity and results in comprehensive, cohesive solutions. When clients have a plan in place that truly reflects their values, they are more inspired to put it to work and maintain it over time. The result is greater confidence in and peace of mind about what the future holds.

My Background

I have been recognized as top investment producer for over a decade and have qualified for Northwestern Mutual's Forum — which recognizes individuals for an outstanding year of helping clients plan for and achieve financial security — four times. I have also been recognized by Barron's as one of the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors for 2018 , 2019 and 2020 and one of Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors in 2020 and 2021.

I’m a former chair of the Financial Representative Association Annuity Committee and was Northwestern Mutual's top annuity producer in 2017 and 2018.

Learn More About Our Approach to Planning

"Plans are of little importance but planning is essential."

Winston Churchill

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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