Mason Street Advisors, LLC
American Century Investment Management, Inc.
The Portfolio invests substantially all of its assets in investment grade debt securities. To help protect against U.S. inflation, under normal conditions, the Portfolio will invest over 50% of its net assets in inflation-linked debt securities. The objective is to pursue total return using a strategy that seeks to protect against U.S. inflation.
High Quality, Intermediate Maturity
Return of principal is not guaranteed. Bond funds have the same interest rate, inflation and credit risks that are associated with the underlying bonds owned by the Fund. When interest rates rise, bond prices fall. With a fixed income fund, when interest rates rise, the value of the fund's existing bonds drops, which could negatively affect overall fund performance
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.
Fund Facts as of 03/31/20
First Available for Variable Annuity
First Available for Variable Life
Top 10 Portfolio Holdings % of Net Assets
US Treasury Inflation Index Bond, Various
Canadian Government Real Return Bond, Various
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Various
CD Mortgage Trust, Series 2016-CD2,
Class A4, 3.526%, 11/10/49
Federal National Mortgage Association,
Progress Residential Trust, Series 2019-SFR3,
Class A, 2.271%, 9/17/36
CBAM CLO Management LLC, 2.856%,
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.
Multifamily Structured Pass Through
Certificates, Series 2019-K088,
Class A2, 3.69%, 1/25/29
Sequoia Mortgage Trust, Series 2019-4,
Class A7, 3.5%, 11/25/49
Hertz Fleet Lease Funding LP,
Series 2018-1, Class A2, 3.23%, 5/10/32
Total % of Net Assets
Sector Weightings % of Equities
Short-Term Investments & Other Net Assets
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
All securities are offered through Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC, (NMIS), 720 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202, 1–866–664–7737. Member FINRA and SIPC. NMIS is a subsidiary of Northwestern Mutual.