Northwestern Mutual

High Yield Bond Fund

Fund Overview
Adviser: Mason Street Advisors, LLC
Subadviser: Federated Investment Management Company
Objective/Focus: Normally invests at least 80% of net assets in non-investment grade debt securities. The objective is to achieve high current income and capital appreciation.
Asset Class: Bond
Style: Medium/Low 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 6/30/17
Fund Inception 05-03-1994
First Available for Variable Annuity 05-03-1994
First Available for Variable Life 05-03-1994
Net Assets $789.93 Million
Top 10 Portfolio Holdings % of Net Assets
HCA, Inc., Various 2.2%
Sprint Corp., Various
1.8%
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., Various
1.5%
First Data Corp., Various
1.4%
CCO Holdings LLC / CCO Holdings Capital Corp., Various
1.3%
Infor US, Inc., Various 1.1%
T-Mobile USA, Inc., Various
1.1%
Sirius XM Radio, Inc., Various 1.0%
TransDigm, Inc., Various
0.9%
BWAY Holding Co., Various
0.9%
Total % of Net Assets 13.2%
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Sector Weightings % of Equities
Consumer Non-Cyclical
18.7%
Communications
18.1%
Energy
12.6%
Consumer Cyclical
12.0%
Capital Goods
10.7%
Information Technology
10.2%
Basic Industry
  5.2%
Financial Institutions
  4.4%
Cash
  3.7%
Utility
  2.2%
Industrial - Other
   1.1%
Transportation
   1.1%