Our Story

Civic Financial is a multigenerational financial planning firm operating within Northwestern Mutual. The name Civic Financial originates from the socially-responsible hedge fund, Civic Capital Group, that our Director of Investments John DeSantis founded. John managed institutional and personal wealth during his 14-year tenure as President of Civic Capital Group. Our CEO, Scott DeSantis, continues the Civic legacy by uniting established industry leaders and bright young minds towards the same community-focused mission. We continue to partner with Northwestern Mutual because of Northwestern’s sterling reputation for client service, financial strength as a 160-year-old Fortune 100 company, and its access to market research, products, and cutting-edge technology. Civic, like Northwestern, offers diverse and dedicated financial planning professionals committed to our mission of serving others.