Strategic Global Advisors, LLC
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Strategic Global Advisors, LLC

Strategic Global Advisors (“SGA”) is the subadviser to the International Equities Portion of the Nationwide Diverse Managers Fund. SGA is a women majority owned and controlled investment management firm that is primarily owned by its employees. SGA is located at 100 Bayview Circle, Suite 500, Newport Beach, CA 92660. As of December 31, 2014, SGA had $1.14 billion in assets under management.


Cynthia Tusan, CFA

President and CEO
Nationwide Diverse Managers Fund

Ms. Tusan, President and CEO, founded SGA in 2005. She leads the portfolio management team for the firm and the fundamental research team, as well as serves an active role in the research and model development process. Ms. Tusan earned her BA in Economics from Bryn Mawr College and her MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. She is a CFA charter holder, and a member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles and the CFA Society of Orange County.

Gary Baierl, Ph.D.

Chief Investment Officer
Nationwide Diverse Managers Fund

Dr. Baierl is the Chief Investment Officer of SGA. Dr. Baierl leads the firm’s research and model development effort and is an active member of the portfolio management team. Previously he served as the Director of Quantitative Research at Causeway Capital Management. Dr. Baierl received his PhD in Managerial Economics and Decision Science from Northwestern University and his BA in Mathematics and Economics from Boston University.

Mark Wimer, CFA

Senior Quantitative Analyst and Portfolio Manager
Nationwide Diverse Managers Fund

Mr. Wimer joined SGA in January 2008 as a Senior Quantitative Analyst and Portfolio Manager. His responsibilities include day-today management of portfolios as well as quantitative and fundamental research. Mr. Wimer has over twelve years’ investment experience, most recently as a portfolio manager for several quantitatively-driven domestic and international equity strategies at Harris Investment Management in Chicago. Mr. Wimer has a BS in Computer & Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University. He is a CFA charter holder and a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and the Chicago Quantitative Alliance.