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Fund Overview
Adviser: Mason Street Advisors, LLC
Objective/Focus: Invests primarily in investment grade corporate, U.S. Treasury and government agency bonds and mortgage- and asset-backed securities. The objective is to provide as high a level of total return as is consistent with prudent investment risk. A secondary objective is preservation of capital.
Asset Class: Bond
Style: High Credit Quality, Moderate Interest Rate Sensitivity
Bonds and other debt obligations are affected by changes in interest rates, inflation risk and the creditworthiness of their issuers. High yield bonds generally have greater price swings and higher default risks than investment grade bonds. Return of principal is not guaranteed. In contrast to owning individual bonds, there are ongoing fees and expenses associated with owning shares of bond funds.
Fund Facts as of 12/31/13
Variable Annuity Fund Inception 12-31-1981
Variable Life Fund Inception 07-01-1984
The original Variable Annuity and Variable Life funds merged on 05-03-1994.
Net Assets $1.71 Billion
Top 10 Portfolio Holdings % of Net Assets
US Treasury, Various 30.9%
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Various 16.0%
Federal National Mortgage Association, Various 9.6%
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. TBA, 3.50%, 1/1/43 1.2%
Verizon Communications, Inc., Various 0.7%
JPMorgan Chase & Co., Various 0.6%
Citigroup, Inc., Various 0.5%
Bank of America Corp., Various 0.5%
Morgan Stanley, Various 0.5%
General Electric Capital Corp., Various 0.4%
Total % of Net Assets 60.9%
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Sector Weightings % of Equities
Structured Products (ABS & MBS) 35.0%
Government & Government Agency Bonds 29.9%
Corporate Bonds 26.0%
Cash 7.3%
Municipal Bonds 1.8%

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Mason Street Advisors, LLC (MSA), a wholly owned company of Northwestern Mutual, is a federally registered investment adviser. MSA is the principal investment adviser for all the Portfolios in the Northwestern Mutual Series Fund (Series Fund). MSA has engaged and oversees sub-advisers who provide day-to-day management for certain of the Series Fund Portfolios. Each sub-adviser may be replaced without the approval of shareholders. Please see the prospectus for more information.

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