Focused Appreciation Fund

Fund Overview
Adviser: Mason Street Advisors, LLC
Subadviser: Loomis Sayles Company
Objective/Focus: Invests primarily in a core group of 20-40 equity securities of companies selected for their growth potential. May invest in companies of any size from larger, well-established issuers to smaller, emerging growth companies. The objective is long-term capital growth.
Asset Class: Large-Cap Stocks
Style: Growth
Investing in small company stocks involves a greater degree of risk than investing in medium or large company stocks.
Oversees investments can pose more risks than domestic investments. Unit values are subject to fluctuations in foreign stock markets, currency values, interest rates, government regulations and political conditions.

Funds with a limited number of holdings may be more greatly affected by any single event or market development than funds that include more holdings.

Fund Facts as of 9/30/17
Fund Inception 05-01-2003
First Available for Variable Annuity 05-01-2003
First Available for Variable Life 05-01-2003
Net Assets $910.3 Million
Top 10 Portfolio Holdings % of Net Assets
Alibaba Group Holding, Ltd., ADR 7.2%
Facebook, Inc. - Class A
6.7%
Amazon.com, Inc.
6.4%
Visa, Inc. - Class A
5.4%
Cisco Systems, Inc.
4.5%
Oracle Corp.
4.2%
Monster Beverage Corp.
3.8%
Autodesk, Inc.
3.7%
Novo Nordisk A/S, ADR
3.3%
Danone SA, ADR 3.2%
Total % of Net Assets 48.4%
Download Publicly Disclosed Holdings
Sector Weightings % of Equities
Information Technology
44.8%
Health Care
15.8%
Consumer Staples
12.8%
Consumer Discretionary
9.6%
Industrials 7.8%

Before investing in a variable product, you should carefully consider the objectives, risks and charges associated with its investment options. For this and other information about a Contract, you should obtain the appropriate Contract and underlying fund prospectuses by contacting your Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative. Read the prospectuses carefully before you invest.

Mason Street Advisors, LLC (MSA) is the principal investment adviser for all the Portfolios in the Northwestern Mutual Series Fund (Series Fund). (Portfolios in the Series Fund are identified by the parenthetical next to the portfolio name.) MSA has engaged and oversees sub-advisers who provide day-to-day management for certain of the Series Fund Portfolios. Each sub-adviser may be replaced without the approval of shareholders. Please see the prospectus for more information. Additional fund options are advised by Russell Investments, Fidelity Investments, Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers LLC and Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC

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