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Nationwide Retirement Flexible Advantage Surpasses $1 Billion Mark in Its First Year

November 08, 2012

Nationwide Financial’s fastest-selling retirement plan product provides advisors flexibility and control

Columbus, Ohio - Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. today announced its Nationwide Retirement Flexible AdvantageSM product has reached $1 billion in plan assets just one year after its launch, making it the fastest-selling retirement plan product ever launched by Nationwide Financial.

"With more than one billion in assets, Flexible Advantage is helping us provide advisors who specialize in retirement plans with the products and services they’ve requested. This helps them create customized plans for their clients and demonstrate their value,” said Larry Hilsheimer, president of retirement plans for Nationwide Financial.

Flexible Advantage provides advisors complete flexibility and control in designing retirement plans. To do this, it offers a diverse selection of investment options, fee transparency, fee-based compensation as well as comprehensive support, all at a competitive price.

“This product was developed based on extensive research and feedback from advisors who specialize in retirement plans,” Hilsheimer added. “Our goal was to give advisors the control and flexibility to do what they do best – build successful retirement plans that support the diverse needs of their retirement plan clients.”

Some of Flexible Advantage’s key features include: 

Flexible Advantage is just one example of how Nationwide is listening to retirement plan advisors to develop the products and services they want to help their clients prepare for retirement.

Earlier this year Nationwide Financial launched Investment Solutions BuilderSM to help Registered Investment Advisers (RIAs) be even more effective in managing retirement plans.

Investment Solutions Builder is a web-based tool that helps RIAs build and manage core fund lineups and asset allocation models, online in real-time.

“Nationwide is committed to giving advisors what they need to be the valued expert their clients depend on to help them prepare for and live in retirement,” Hilsheimer said.

For more information on Nationwide Retirement Flexible Advantage, please watch this short video or call 1-800-626-3112.

About Nationwide

Nationwide Mutual Insurance 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 customers a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, pet, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and specialty health services. For more information, visit

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