Nationwide Financial and Waddell & Reed offer clients a chance to hear real life insurance stories
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 25, 2011
Chad Green (614) 677-1679
Jeff Whetzel (614) 249-6354
Columbus, OH — Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. and Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. today announced that they will host a series of client appreciation events across the country as part of their Life Insurance Awareness Month campaigns. The goal of the events is to help Waddell & Reed advisors strengthen their relationships with clients and educate them about the important role that life insurance can play in protecting their families.
The LIFE Foundation, which leads the Life Insurance Awareness Month initiative every September, has identified local college students who have been impacted by the benefits of life insurance and are willing to talk about their experiences. These students will share their personal stories at the events to give clients a more vivid picture of how life insurance can change people’s lives. At the end of each event the students will be presented with a donation to their individual scholarship funds.
“One of the most powerful ways to convey the importance of life insurance to clients is to have them listen to real people share their personal experiences,” said Peter Golato, senior vice president of Individual Protection for Nationwide Financial. “These events will help advisors demonstrate the true value of life insurance and can serve as a starting point for a deeper conversation about their clients’ life insurance needs.”
These events are scheduled throughout August and September and are only open to select Waddell & Reed advisors and their clients.
“We look forward to partnering with Nationwide and the LIFE Foundation in these very worthwhile events that clearly demonstrate the power of life insurance as an essential planning tool for individual and family security,” said Bill Miller, VP, Director Risk Management from Waddell & Reed, Inc.
Waddell & Reed advisors interested in learning more about the program should contact their Nationwide wholesaler.
Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by A.M. Best. The company provides a full range of personalized insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, administrative services, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions and long-term savings plans. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.
About Waddell & Reed
Waddell & Reed, Inc., founded in 1937, is one of the oldest mutual fund complexes in the United States, having introduced the Waddell & Reed Advisors Group of Mutual Funds in 1940. Today, we distribute our investment products through the Waddell & Reed Advisors channel (our network of financial advisors), our Wholesale channel (encompassing broker/dealer, retirement, registered investment advisors as well as the activities of our Legend subsidiary), and our Institutional channel (including defined benefit plans, pension plans and endowments and our subadvisory partnership with Mackenzie in Canada).
Through its subsidiaries, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. provides investment management and financial planning services to clients throughout the United States. Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company serves as investment advisor to the Waddell & Reed Advisors Group of Mutual Funds, Ivy Funds Variable Insurance Portfolios, Inc. and Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc., while Ivy Investment Management Company serves as investment advisor to Ivy Funds. Waddell & Reed, Inc. serves as principal underwriter and distributor to the Waddell & Reed Advisors Group of Mutual Funds, Ivy Funds Variable Insurance Portfolios, Inc. and Waddell & Reed InvestEd Portfolios, Inc., while Ivy Funds Distributor, Inc. serves as principal underwriter and distributor to Ivy Funds.
Life insurance is issued by Nationwide Life Insurance Company or Nationwide Life and Annuity Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio.
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