U.S. Small Cap Equity Fund*
|Adviser:||Russell Investment Management, LLC|
|Fund Manager(s):||DePrince, Race & Zollo, Inc.; Monarch Partners Asset Management, LLC; RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.) Inc.; Snow Capital Management L.P.; Timpani Capital Management, LLC (Money managers listed are current as of 6/30/17. Russell has the right to employ or terminate a money manager at any time without prior notification, as is consistent with its role as investment manager.)|
|Objective/Focus:||A multi-manager fund that invest primarily in equity securities of small capitalization companies, most of which are U.S. based. The objective is to provide long-term capital growth.|
|Asset Class:||Small-Cap Stocks/Mid-Cap Stocks|
|Style:||Value, Growth and Market-Oriented|
|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 6/30/17|
|First Available for Variable Annuity||04-30-1999|
|First Available for Variable Life||06-30-1999|
|Net Assets||$252.03 Million|
|Top 10 Portfolio Holdings||% of Net Assets|
|F.N.B. Corp. ||1.2%|
|Green Dot Corp.||0.9% |
|PBF Energy, Inc. ||0.9%|
|Umpqua Holdings Corp. ||0.8% |
|Diebold Nixdorf, Inc. ||0.8%|
|American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. ||0.8% |
|Big Lots, Inc. ||0.7% |
|Grand Canyon Education, Inc.||0.7% |
|Five9, Inc. ||0.7% |
|Lannett Company, Inc.||0.7% |
|% of Total Portfolio||8.2%|
|Sector Weightings||% of Equities|
|Producer Durables ||14.1%|
|Consumer Discretionary ||13.1%|
*Prior to the effective date of their new names on May 1, 2017, the Multi-Style Equity Fund, Aggressive Equity Fund, Non-U.S. Fund and Core Bond Fund will be known by their new names as the U.S. Strategic Equity Fund, U.S. Small Cap Equity Fund, International Developed Markets Fund and Strategic Bond Fund, respectively.
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