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Nationwide appoints Chris Graham as Head of Investment Strategies, Chief Investment Officer

June 29, 2016

Columbus, OH - Nationwide, a leading insurance and financial services  organization, announced that Chris Graham has been named Head of Investment Strategies and Chief Investment Officer. Graham had previously spent the past 11 years as a senior investment professional for Nationwide Investments.

Graham will report to Mike Spangler, President of Nationwide Funds.

In his new role, Graham will oversee the research, selection, monitoring and risk management of Nationwide’s retail, variable insurance and retirement products’ investment offerings, including fixed income, equities, asset allocation and alternatives. He’ll also oversee Nationwide’s asset allocation solutions and portfolio construction for multi-manager products.

“We’re extremely excited to have Chris transition to his new position,” said Spangler. “Over the past eleven years at Nationwide he has gained a reputation as a strong collaborator with expertise in portfolio and risk management, which will be beneficial to the strong relationships we’ve established with our subadvisors  and firm partners.”

Prior to joining Nationwide Graham served as a private wealth consultant, helping clients determine appropriate asset allocation, use of alternatives and tax planning. 

Graham earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Hampton University and a master’s of business administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

A strategic partner to advisors, Nationwide provides a full family of subadvised mutual funds designed to help meet the unique investment goals and risk tolerances of investors. Nationwide currently manages 118 funds with approximately $58.5 billion in assets, excluding fund-of-funds, as of Dec. 31, 2015.

Investors interested in learning more about Nationwide’s mutual funds should contact their financial professional or visit website. Financial professionals interested in learning more should call the Nationwide Funds Group sales desk at 877-877-5083, option 3.

About Nationwide

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company 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 both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit


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