Northwestern Mutual

Emerging Markets Equity Fund

Fund Overview
Adviser: Mason Street Advisors, LLC
Subadviser: Massachusetts Financial Services Company
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 12/31/16
Fund Inception 04-30-2007
First Available for Variable Annuity 04-30-2007
First Available for Variable Life 06-30-2011
Net Assets $521.8 Million
Top 10 Portfolio Holdings % of Net Assets
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. 5.5%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 5.2%
Alibaba Group Holding, Ltd., ADR 3.7%
LUKOIL PJSC, ADR 2.9%
Housing Development Finance Corp., Ltd.
2.8%
China Construction Bank Corp. - Class H
2.5%
Tencent Holdings, Ltd.
2.1%
Dufry AG 2.0%
Yum China Holdings, Inc. 1.9%
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. 1.8%
Total % of Net Assets 30.4%
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Geographic Allocation % of Equities
Asia 48.6%
Latin America/Caribbean 22.2%
North America
11.0%
Europe
10.8%
Mid East/Africa
5.6%