Northwestern Mutual

Research International Core Fund

Fund Overview
Adviser: Mason Street Advisors, LLC
Subadviser: Massachusetts Financial Services Company
Objective/Focus: The Portfolio primarily invests in foreign equity securities, including emerging market equity securities. The objective is capital appreciation.
Asset Class: International Stocks
Style: Blend
Investors should be aware of the risks of investments in foreign securities, particularly investments in securities of companies in developing nations. These include the risks of currency fluctuation, of political and economic instability and of less well-developed government supervision and regulation of business and industry practices, as well as differences in accounting standards.
Investing in small company stocks involves a greater degree of risk than investing in medium or large company stocks. Investing in medium company stocks involves a greater degree of risk than investing in large company stocks.
Fund Facts as of 3/31/16
Fund Inception 04-30-2007
First Available for Variable Annuity 04-30-2007
First Available for Variable Life 06-30-2011
Net Assets $490.6 Million
Top 10 Portfolio Holdings % of Net Assets
Nestle SA
Roche Holding AG
Novartis AG 3.1%
Schneider Electric SE 1.9%
Bayer AG 1.9%
Danone SA 1.8%
KDDI Corp. 1.8%
Westpac Banking Corp. 1.8%
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC 1.8%
AIA Group, Ltd. 1.8%
Total % of Net Assets 22.8%
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Geographic Allocation % of Equities
Europe 60.0%
Asia 26.4%
Australia/New Zealand
North America
Latin America/Caribbean 2.8%