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 9/30/16
Fund Inception 05-03-1994
First Available for Variable Annuity 05-03-1994
First Available for Variable Life 05-03-1994
Net Assets $778.31 Million
Top 10 Portfolio Holdings % of Net Assets
HCA, Inc., Various 2.2%
Sprint Corp., Various
T-Mobile USA, Inc., Various
First Data Corp., Various
Ally Financial, Inc., Various
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Various 1.2%
CCO Holdings LLC / CCO Holdings Capital Corp., Various
Ardagh Packaging Finance PLC/Ardagh MP Holdings USA, Inc., Various 1.1%
Tenet Healthcare Corp., Various
Infor US, Inc., Various
Total % of Net Assets 13.9%
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Sector Weightings % of Equities
Consumer Non-Cyclical 19.6%
Communications 19.3%
Energy 12.9%
Consumer Cyclical 12.1%
Capital Goods 10.7%