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U.S. Strategic Equity Fund*

Fund Overview
Adviser: Russell Investment Management, LLC
Fund Manager(s): Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, LLC; Jacobs Levy Equity Management, Inc.; Mar Vista Investment Partners, LLC; Suffolk Capital Management, LLC; William Blair Investment 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 invests primarily in equity securities of medium and large capitalization U.S. companies.  The objective is to provide long-term capital growth.
Asset Class: Mid-Cap Stocks/Large-Cap Stocks
Style: Blend
No investment strategy can guarantee a profit or protect against a loss.
Fund Facts as of 6/30/17
Fund Inception 04-30-1999
First Available for Variable Annuity 04-30-1999
First Available for Variable Life 06-30-1999
Net Assets $474.19 Million
Top 10 Portfolio Holdings % of Net Assets
Johnson & Johnson 2.4%
Oracle Corp. 2.0%
Alphabet, Inc. 1.8%
Amazon.com, Inc. 1.7%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. 1.6%
Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. - Class B 1.6%
Wells Fargo & Co. 1.5%
American Tower Corp. 1.5%
Facebook, Inc. 1.5%
Adobe Systems, Inc. 1.4%
% of Total Portfolio 17.0%
Sector Weightings % of Equities
Financial Services 22.3%
Technology 18.0%
Producer Durables
14.6%
Health Care
12.5%
Consumer Discretionary
12.2%

*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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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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