Russell Core Bond 

Fund Overview
Adviser: Russell Investment Management Company
Fund Manager(s): Colchester Global Investors Limited; Logan Circle Partners, L.P.; Macro Currency Group - an investment group within Principal Global Investors LLC; Metropolitan West Asset Management LLC; Pacific Investment Management Company LLC (Money managers listed are current as of 09/30/14. Russell has the right to employ or terminate a money manager at any time and without prior notification, as is consistent with its role as investment manager.)
Objective/Focus: A multi-manager fund that invests primarily in bonds. Bonds are fixed-income securities representing debt obligations that require the issuer to repay the bondholders the principal amount borrowed and to generally pay interest. The objective is to provide current income and the preservation of capital.
Asset Class: Bond
Style: Broad Market/Sector Rotation
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.

Overseas investments can pose more risks than domestic investments due to fluctuations in foreign stock markets, currency values, interest rates, government regulations and political conditions.
Fund Facts as of 09/30/14
Fund Inception 04-30-1999
First Available for Variable Annuity 04-30-1999
First Available for Variable Life 06-30-1999
Net Assets $814.56 Million
Top 10 Portfolio Holdings % of Net Assets
United States Treasury Notes 2.5%
Fannie Mae 1.8%
Fannie Mae 1.7%
United States Treasury Notes 1.7%
United States Treasury Notes 1.5%
Fannie Mae 1.3%
United States Treasury Bills 1.2%
Fannie Mae 1.2%
United States Treasury Notes 0.9%
Morgan Stanley Tri-Party Repo Agreement 0.9%
% of Total Portfolio 14.7%

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