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U.S. Government Select Money Market

 
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Snapshot
This is an ideal fund for those investors who are looking for liquidity and convenience with the advantage of money market rates. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests in government-backed issues of the U.S. government and its agencies. It offers investors the potential for attractive levels of current income. The principal value and investment return of the fund are neither guaranteed nor insured by the U.S. Government. A substantial portion of the Fund's assets may be invested in agency securities that are not backed by the full faith and credit of the United States.

Fund Objective
The Fund seeks to maximize current income to the extent consistent with the preservation of capital and maintenance of liquidity by investing exclusively in high quality money market instruments.
Fund Strategy
  • Strive to offer relative safety by investing in securities that are substantially (and at least 80%) securities issued or guaranteed as to principal and interest by the U.S. government or by its agencies, instrumentalities or sponsored enterprises.
  • Seek to maintain an average maturity range of 20 to 60 days; this conservative range helps to avoid excessive yield volatility and unnecessary risk.
  • Concentrate on income that may be exempt from state income taxes, dependent on tax laws of the state of residence.
Investor Profile
If you are looking for liquidity and convenience with the advantage of money market rates, consider this Fund. Money market funds invest in short-term instruments with maturities of 13 months or less, in an effort to maintain a stable net asset value of $1.00 per share.
Risk/Reward Potential
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Important risk information can be found on the Portfolio tab.
CUSIP665162822
Amoritized Cost NAV$1.00 (as of 10/23/14)
7-Day Current Yield0.01% (as of 10/23/14)
Tax-Equivalent 7-Day YieldN/A
Inception Date12/12/94
Daily Market Value NAV$1.0000 (as of 10/22/14)
7-Day Effective Yield0.01% (as of 10/23/14)
Total Net Assets$3,451,192,847 (as of 10/23/14)
Total Net Assets$3,383,768,586 (as of 09/30/14)

Total Returns

Total Returns for Quarter Ending 09/30/14
 Annualized
    Month   3-Month     YTD  1-Year  3-Year  5-Year  10-Year Since
Incept.
U.S. Government Select
Money Market
0.00%0.00%0.01%0.01%0.01%0.01%1.37%2.60%
iMoney Net MFR
AverageTM/Govt
and Agencies Retail
0.00%0.00%0.01%0.01%0.01%0.01%1.33%N/A
Performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than that shown here.
The Advisor has agreed to reimburse certain expenses of the Fund (excluding acquired fund fees and expenses; a portion of the compensation paid to each Trustee who is not an officer, director or employee of Northern Trust Corporation or its subsidiaries; expenses related to third-party consultants engaged by the Board of Trustees of the Trust; membership dues paid to the Investment Company Institute and Mutual Fund Directors Forum; extraordinary expenses; and interest, if any) to the extent the "Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses" exceed 0.35%. The contractual limitation may not be terminated before July 31, 2015 without the approval of the Board of Trustees. In the absence of voluntary expense reimbursements, yield, total return, growth since inception and dividends would have been reduced. Total return is based on net change in NAV assuming reinvestment of distributions. The 7-day current yield more closely reflects the current earnings of the Fund than the total returns. The Fund also includes voluntary expense reimbursements that may change or end at any time. Without the voluntary expense reimbursements, the 7-Day current yield would have been
-0.27% as of September 30, 2014.
NAV Information: Market Value NAV is calculated using current market quotations, or an appropriate substitute, to value a portfolio and may be reported up to one business day in arrears. This NAV is calculated to four decimal places and is not currently being used for transacting purchase and sale activity. All purchase and sale activity is being transacted at the Amortized Cost NAV of $1.00.

Annual Expense Ratios

 
 Gross Expense RatioNet Expense Ratio
U.S. Government Select Money Market0.36%0.35%
Includes contractual expense reimbursements that, if not extended, will end on July 31, 2015.

Calendar Year Returns

 
       2013      2012      2011      2010      2009
U.S. Government Select Money Market0.01%0.01%0.01%0.01%0.02%
iMoney Net MFR AverageTM/Govt and Agencies Retail0.01%0.01%0.01%0.02%0.08%
Performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.
Important risk information can be found on the Portfolio tab.
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Portfolio Composition
As of 09/30/14
Weighted Average MaturityWeighted Average Life
49 DAYS113 DAYS
Weighted Average Maturity: The weighted average maturity (WAM) of a money market portfolio is the asset-weighted days until maturity of each security in the portfolio. The days until maturity for WAM are calculated using the lower of the stated maturity date or next interest rate reset date.
Weighted Average Life: The weighted average life (WAL) of a money market portfolio is the asset-weighted days until maturity of each security in the portfolio. The days to maturity for WAL are calculated using the lower of the stated maturity date or demand feature date.
   
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Fund Characteristics

Number of Holdings130
Dividend ScheduleMonthly
Income**$0.000008
**Reinvestment date of September 30. The amount shown represents dividends paid from fund net investment income and excluded distributions from capital gain income.
   
Security Distribution   
Discount Note/Treasury Bill43.9%
Variable Rate Note/Bond24.6%
Repurchase Agreements19.5%
Fixed Rate Note/Bond12.0%
TOTAL100.0%
As of 09/30/14
Maturity Distribution 
Overnight23.3%
2 - 15 Days13.5%
16 - 30 Days27.2%
31 - 60 Days7.3%
61 - 97 Days10.6%
98 - 180 Days12.8%
181 - 270 Days3.3%
271 - 366 Days1.5%
367 - 397 Days0.5%
TOTAL100.0%
Quality Distribution 
Tier 1100.0%
TOTAL100.0%
Sector Distribution 
Government Agency78.8%
Broker/Dealer19.5%
Treasuries1.7%
TOTAL100.0%
All data is as of date indicated and subject to change.
U.S. Government Guarantee: U.S. government guarantees apply only to the underlying securities of a Fund’s portfolio and not the Fund’s shares.
iMoneyNet MFR AverageTM/Government and Agencies Retail category includes all the most broadly based of the government retail funds. These funds may invest in U.S. Treasuries, U.S. agencies, repos or government-backed floating rate notes. The category average is the average of all of the funds in this category reported by iMoneyNet. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
Quality Distribution: A security is classified as Tier 1 when two or more of the three nationally recognized statistical rating agencies have assigned a rating in their top short-term ratings category (A1+ and A1 for Standard & Poor's, P1 for Moody's and F1+ and F1 for Fitch). A security is classified as Tier 2 when two or more of the ratings assigned to that security are below the top short-term ratings from the agencies (this would include ratings of A2 for Standard & Poor's, P2 for Moody's and F2 for Fitch). If a security has only two short-term ratings available, the lower rating is used to define the Tier; i.e. a split rating of A1/P2 is considered Tier 2. If only one short-term rating is available for a security, the Tier is determined by that one agency. A security is classified as Tier 3 if it does not meet the definition of Tier 1 or Tier 2, has two or more ratings below A2, P2, or F2 or if the security does not have a short-term rating.
Maturity Distribution: The data is measured using the lower of the stated maturity date or next interest rate reset date.
Distribution Calculations: (Security Distribution, Quality Distribution, Maturity Distribution and Sector Distribution) are measured on a trade date basis and exclude uninvested cash from the market value used to compute the percentage calculations.
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Daniel LaRocco

Daniel LaRocco

Portfolio Manager

Northern U.S. Government Money Market Fund (NOGXX)
Northern U.S. Government Select Money Market Fund (NOSXX)

Institutional Portfolios Managed
Northern Institutional U.S. Government Portfolio (BNGXX)
Northern Institutional U.S. Government Select Portfolio (BGSXX)

With Northern Trust Since 2008
Began Career in 2007

Daniel LaRocco, Second Vice President of Northern Trust, is a member of the short duration fixed income group, which is focused on the management of the group's U.S. Government funds. Mr. LaRocco currently co-manages the Northern U.S. Government Money Market Fund, Northern Government Select Money Market Fund, Northern Institutional U.S. Government Portfolio and Northern Institutional U.S. Government Select Portfolio.

Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2008, Mr. LaRocco served as a Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial in Chicago.

Mr. LaRocco received a B.A. in political science, English and economics from Miami University.

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Peter Yi, CFA<sup>&reg;</sup>

Peter Yi, CFA®

Portfolio Manager

Northern Money Market Fund (NORXX)

Institutional Portfolios Managed
Northern Institutional Diversified Assets Portfolio (BDAXX)
Northern Institutional Prime Obligations Portfolio (NPAXX)
Northern Institutional U.S. Government Portfolio (BNGXX)
Northern Institutional U.S. Government Select Portfolio (BGSXX)

With Northern Trust Since 2000
Began Career in 2000

Peter Yi, Senior Vice President at Northern Trust, is Director of Money Markets within the short duration fixed income group. In this capacity, Peter manages the team responsible for Northern Trust’s registered money market mutual funds, Short Term Investment Funds (STIFs) and separately managed institutional client mandates. His daily responsibilities are to develop and oversee strategies for the money market business. Mr. Yi is also a Senior Portfolio Manager and currently co-manages the Northern Institutional U.S. Government Portfolio, Northern Institutional U.S. Government Select Portfolio, Northern Institutional Diversified Assets Portfolio, Northern Institutional Prime Obligations Portfolio, Northern Money Market Fund, Northern U.S. Government Money Market Fund and the Northern U.S. Government Select Money Market.

Mr. Yi is a member of the Northern Trust Fixed Income Product Council, Northern Trust Interest Rate Strategy Committee, Northern Trust OTC Counterparty and Collateral Risk Committee and the Securities Lending Collateral Committee. He also serves on the Money Market Advisory Board for the Investment Company Institute and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

Mr. Yi received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is an active CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute and Investment Analysts Society of Chicago.

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Not FDIC insured | May lose value | No bank guarantee

Performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return will fluctuate. Shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than that shown here. The current yield more closely reflects the current earnings of the Fund than the total return. Performance would have been lower in the absence of fee waivers in effect.

An investment in the Fund is not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC or any other governmental agency. Although the Fund seeks to maintain a value of $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in the Fund.

Please carefully read the prospectus and summary prospectus and consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of Northern Funds before investing. Call 800-595-9111 to obtain a prospectus and summary prospectus, which contains this and other information about the funds.

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