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Nationwide Funds adds two new portfolio managers to Asset Strategies team

July 20, 2017

Columbus, Ohio - Nationwide, a leading insurance and financial services organization, announced the promotions of Keith Robinette and Andrew Urban to join Chris Graham as Nationwide Funds co-portfolio managers. Robinette and Urban will both to report to Graham, who also serves as chief investment officer for Nationwide Funds.

Nationwide also announced that co-portfolio manager Tom Hickey retired effective June 30, 2017.

“As we continue to align talent on our Asset Strategies team in support of our commitment to investment management excellence, making these changes strengthens our portfolio management efforts and prepared us for Tom’s retirement,” said Graham. 

Together, the team will oversee the Nationwide Funds which manages $30 billion across 39 distinct multi-asset portfolios including the Nationwide Investor Destinations Funds, Nationwide Target Destination Funds, NVIT Investor Destinations Funds, NVIT Cardinal Funds, NVIT Managed Funds and NVIT DFA Funds.

Robinette is a five-year veteran with Nationwide Investments where he managed a hedge fund portfolio, led manager due diligence reviews and enhanced Nationwide’s market views across equities and alternatives. He joined Nationwide Funds last month as senior director of asset strategies.

Urban joined Nationwide Funds in August 2016 as senior director of asset strategies and has worked extensively with Graham and Hickey on Nationwide Funds’ multi-asset portfolios. Prior to joining Nationwide, Urban led hedge fund manager selection and due diligence and developed multi-asset portfolio solutions for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System. Urban and Robinette are CFA charter holders.

“Nationwide Funds has a long history of providing multi-asset portfolio solutions for retail investors, retirement plan participants and variable contract owners,” said Mike Spangler, president of Nationwide Funds. “This announcement reinforces our commitment to our investors by bringing together a team of portfolio managers with strong talent and experience. We also thank Tom Hickey for facilitating a smooth transition to our new portfolio managers and wish him the best in retirement.”

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 116 funds with approximately $62 billion in assets, excluding fund-of-funds.

Investors interested in learning more about Nationwide’s mutual funds should contact their financial professional or visit this 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 www.nationwide.com.

Call 800-848-0920 to request a summary prospectus and/or a prospectus, or download prospectuses at nationwide.com/mutualfunds. These prospectuses outline investment objectives, risks, fees, charges and expenses, and other information that you should read and consider carefully before investing.

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