Northwestern Mutual

Emerging Markets Equity Fund

Fund Overview
Adviser: Mason Street Advisors, LLC
Subadviser: Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited
Objective/Focus: Normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in equity securities of issuers that are tied economically to emerging market countries. May invest in companies of any size. The objective is capital appreciation.
Asset Class: Emerging Market International Stocks
Style: Blend
Investments in emerging or developing markets involve exposure to economic structures that are generally less diverse and mature, and to political systems which have less stability than those of more developed countries. These securities are particularly subject to a risk of loss from political instability.
Emerging market securities are subject to currency transfer restrictions and may experience delays and disruptions in securities settlement procedures for a Fund's portfolio securities.
The volatility of emerging markets can be significantly higher than other equity asset classes.
Fund Facts as of 3/31/17
Fund Inception 04-30-2007
First Available for Variable Annuity 04-30-2007
First Available for Variable Life 06-30-2011
Net Assets $585.61 Million
Top 10 Portfolio Holdings % of Net Assets
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 4.5%
Housing Development Finance Corp., Ltd. 3.9%
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 3.5%
China Mobile, Ltd. 3.2%
AIA Group, Ltd.
3.2%
Bando Bradesco SA, ADR
3.0%
Siam Commercial Bank PCL
2.7%
ITC, Ltd. 2.6%
Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV, ADR 2.6%
Astra International Tbk PT 2.5%
Total % of Net Assets 31.7%
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Geographic Allocation % of Equities
Asia 56.5%
Europe 17.8%
Latin America/Caribbean
12.5%
North America
6.8%
Mid East/Africa
6.4%