INTERNATIONAL GROWTH FUND

Fund Overview

Adviser:

Mason Street Advisors, LLC

Subadviser:

FIAM LLC, a Fidelity Investments Company

Objective/Focus:

The Portfolio primarily invests in common stocks of companies with growth potential which are domiciled or trade primarily on exchanges outside the United States, including emerging markets. Normally, the Portfolio will invest in a core group of 60-100 equity securities. These companies may be of any size. The objective is long-term growth of capital.

Asset Class:

International Stocks

Style:

Growth

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. The Portfolio may hold fewer securities than other diversified portfolios because of its focused investment strategy. Holding fewer securities increases the risk that the value of the Portfolio could go down because of poor performance of a single investment.

Fund Facts as of 06/30/18

Fund Inception

07-31-2001

First Available for Variable Annuity

07-31-2001

First Available for Variable Life

07-31-2001

Net Assets

$682.6 Million

Top 10 Portfolio Holdings % of Net Assets

CSL, Ltd.

3.9%

SAP SE

3.4%

Keyence Corp.

3.2%

Nestle SA

3.1%

AIA Group, Ltd.

2.9%

Roche Holding AG

2.7%

Visa, Inc. - Class A

2.6%

ASML Holding NV

2.6%

Mastercard, Inc. - Class A

2.6%

Assa Abloy AB - Class B

2.2%

Total % of Net Assets

29.2%

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Disclosed Holdings

Geographic Allocation % of Equities

Europe

46.8%

North America

23.7%

Asia

21.2%

Australia and New Zealand

4.3%

Africa

3.2%

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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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