The Fund seeks total return through a flexible combination of capital appreciation and current income.
The Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of common stocks to produce an overall blended equity portfolio consisting of various types of stocks that offer the potential for capital growth and/or dividend income. The Fund's subadvisers both employ bottom-up approaches (i.e., based on the characteristics of individual companies, rather than broad economic trends) to construct a diversified portfolio, although each subadviser uses its own unique processes or style.
Paul Atkinson and Francis Radano, III, CFA are responsible for the day-to-day management of the portion of the Fund subadvised by Aberdeen Asset Management, Inc.
Charles S. Bath, CFA, William Dierker, CFA and Christopher Welch, CFA are responsible for the day-to-day management of the portion of the Fund subadvised by Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc.
Nationwide Fund Distributors LLC is not an affiliate of Aberdeen Asset Management, Inc. or of Diamond Hill Capital Management, Inc.