Northwestern Mutual

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Fund Overview
Adviser: Mason Street Advisors, LLC
Subadviser: Wells Capital Management, Inc.
Objective/Focus: Invests primarily in investment grade corporate, U.S. Treasury and government agency bonds and mortgage- and asset-backed securities. The objective is to provide as high a level of total return as is consistent with prudent investment risk. A secondary objective is preservation of capital.
Asset Class: Bond
Style: High 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 12/31/14
Variable Annuity Fund Inception 12-31-1981
Variable Life Fund Inception 07-01-1984
The original Variable Annuity and Variable Life funds merged on 05-03-1994.
Net Assets $2.84 Billion
Top 10 Portfolio Holdings % of Net Assets
US Treasury, Various 35.7%
Federal National Mortgage Association, Various 13.1%
Government National Mortgage Association, Various 5.3%
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Various 3.3%
Citibank Credit Card Issuance Trust, Series 2014-A6, Class A6, 2.15%, 7/15/21 1.4%
Federal National Mortgage Association TBA, 4.00%, 2/1/43 1.3%
JPMBB Commercial Mortgage Securities Trust, Series 2014-C25, Class ASB, 3.407%, 11/15/47 1.2%
Verizon Communications, Inc., Various 1.1%
Federal National Mortgage Association Stripped, 3.00%, 8/25/42 1.0%
Federal National Mortgage Association, 4.00%, 6/25/39 0.8%
Total % of Net Assets 64.2%
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Sector Weightings % of Equities
Structured Products (ABS & MBS) 44.7%
Government & Government Agency Bonds
37.3%
Corporate Bonds
18.0%

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