INTERNATIONAL EQUITY FUND

Fund Overview

Adviser:

Mason Street Advisors, LLC

Subadviser:

Templeton Investment Counsel, LLC

Objective/Focus:

Primarily invests in stocks of non-U.S. companies believed to be undervalued. Investments may include small, medium and large capitalization issues. The objective is long-term capital growth.

Asset Class:

International Stocks

Style:

Value

Overseas 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.

Investing in small company stocks involves a greater degree of risk than investing in medium or large company stocks.

Fund Facts as of 09/30/18

Fund Inception

04-30-1993

First Available for Variable Annuity

04-30-1993

First Available for Variable Life

05-03-1994

Net Assets

$1.9 Billion

Top 10 Portfolio Holdings % of Net Assets

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

2.8%

BP PLC

2.8%

BNP Paribas SA

2.5%

Royal Dutch Shell PLC - Class B

2.5%

SES SA

2.1%

UBS Group AG

2.1%

Sanofi

2.0%

Shire PLC

1.9%

Astellas Pharma, Inc.

1.8%

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., ADR

1.8%

Total % of Net Assets

22.3%

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Disclosed Holdings

Geographic Allocation % of Equities

Europe

59.9%

Asia

31.0%

Latin America and the Caribbean

4.9%

North America

4.2%

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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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