||Mason Street Advisors, LLC|
||Pacific Investment Management Company LLC|
||Normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in a diversified portfolio of fixed income instruments of varying maturities, which may be represented by forwards or derivatives. The objective is to seek maximum total return, consistent with prudent investment management.|
||Domestic and International Bonds|
|Return of principal is not guaranteed. Bonds and other debt obligations are affected by changes in interest rates, inflation risk and the creditworthiness of their issuers. When interest rates rise, bond prices fall. With a fixed income fund, when interest rates rise, the value of the fund's existing bonds drops, which could negatively affect overall fund performance.|
In contrast to owning individual bonds, there are ongoing fees and expenses associated with owning shares of bond funds. High yield bonds generally have greater price swings and higher default risks than investment grade bonds.
Investors should be aware of the risks of investments in foreign securities, particularly investments in securities of companies in developing nations. These include risks of currency fluctuation, of political and economic instability and of less well-developed government supervision and regulation of business and industry practices, as well as differences in accounting standards.
The Portfolio may use derivative instruments as part of its investment strategy. Use of these instruments may involve certain risks such as leverage risk, liquidity risk, interest rate risk, market risk, credit risks, management risk and the risk that the Portfolio could not close out a position when it would be more advantageous to do so. Portfolios investing in derivatives could lose more than the principal amount invested in those instruments.
|First Available for Variable Annuity
|First Available for Variable Life
|Top 10 Portfolio Holdings
||% of Net Assets|
|United Mexican States EUR, 2.75%, 4/22/23
|Gazprom OAO, Various
|US Treasury, Various
|Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, Various
|Barclays Bank PLC, Various
|Petroleos de Venezuela SA, Various
|Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG EUR, Various
|Telecom Italia SpA, Various
|Russian Federation, Various
|The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC, Various
|Total % of Net Assets
|Download Publicly Disclosed Holdings|
||% of Equities|
|Emerging Markets Bonds
|Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds
|High Yield Corporate Bonds
|Net Cash Equivalents
You should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, expenses and charges of the investment company before you invest. Your Northwestern Mutual Investment Services Registered Representative can provide you with a contract and fund prospectus that will contain the information noted above, and other important information that you should read carefully before you invest or send money.
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). (Portfolios in the Series Funds are identified by the parenthetical next to the portfolio name.) MSA has engaged and oversees subadvisers who provide day-to-day management for certain of the Series Fund Portfolios. Each subadviser may be replaced without the approval of shareholders. Please see the prospectus for more information. Additional fund options are advised by Russell Investments, Fidelity® Investments, Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, and Neuberger Berman Management, LLC.
All securities are offered through Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC, (NMIS), Subsidiary of Northwestern Mutual and member FINRA and SIPC.