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Nationwide Asset Management, LLC

Nationwide Asset Management LLC (NWAM) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. NWAM primarily acts as an investment adviser for affiliated entities (nine of 10 NWAM clients) and their business needs, which may include third parties. Affiliated Nationwide portfolios include mutual funds, trusts, defined benefit plans, separate account products, a charitable foundation and a bank. NWAM is a subadviser of Nationwide Funds.

Joel S. Buck

Co-Portfolio Manager
Nationwide Bond Fund, Nationwide Government Bond Fund and Nationwide Inflation-Protected Securities Fund

Joel (Joe) joined Nationwide Mutual in 1998 as Director-Investments. He is currently a Senior Investment Professional in the Enterprise Portfolio Management group and manages or co-manages multi-asset class portfolios for Nationwide Mutual and affiliates. Joe is Co-Portfolio manager for the Nationwide Bond Fund, Nationwide Government Bond Fund and the Nationwide Inflation-Protected Securities Fund, as well as multiple portfolios within the Nationwide Variable Insurance Trust. Joe earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Dayton. Prior to joining Nationwide, he was Chief Investment Officer for the Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio.

Gary S. Davis, CFA

Co-Portfolio Manager
Nationwide Bond Fund

Gary joined Nationwide Mutual, the parent company of NWAM, in 1998 as a Senior Portfolio Manager and is currently a Senior Investment Professional. Gary is Co-Portfolio Manager for the Nationwide Bond Fund, the Nationwide Variable Insurance Trust (NVIT) Core Bond Fund and the NVIT Short Term Bond Fund. Additionally, he manages and co-manages other institutional fixed income accounts for Nationwide Mutual. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Wright State University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Chad Finefrock, CFA

Co-Portfolio Manager
Nationwide Government Bond Fund, Nationwide Inflation-Protected Securities Fund and NVIT Government Bond Fund

Chad began his career at Nationwide in 1997 and spent six years on the Retirement Plans side of the Nationwide business, performing plan design, administration and account management. He joined Nationwide Investments in 2005 and since that time has served as a Portfolio Manager and Trader. He is currently a Senior Investment Professional on the Enterprise Portfolio Management group and co-manages the Nationwide Bank portfolio and is responsible for trading U.S. Treasuries, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS), Agency Debt, Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities and Derivatives. Chad is Co-Portfolio Manager for the Nationwide Government Bond Fund, Nationwide Variable Insurance Trust (NVIT) Government Bond Fund and the Nationwide Inflation-Protected Securities Fund. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Risk Management and Insurance from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Oxford. He also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and a FINRA Series 6 license.

Gary R. Hunt, CFA

Co-Portfolio Manager
Nationwide Government Bond Fund

Gary Hunt has managed or co-managed the Nationwide Government Bond Fund and its predecessor funds since March 1997. He also co-manages the NVIT Government Bond Fund and the Nationwide Inflation-Protected Securities Bond Fund. He joined Nationwide Insurance, an affiliate of the Adviser, in 1992 as a securities analyst. He is currently a Senior Investment Professional, member of the Enterprise Portfolio Management team, and is responsible for portfolio management of multiple Nationwide portfolios, including the general account of Nationwide Mutual and affiliates.

Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA from The Ohio State University.

Corsan Maley

Co-Portfolio Manager
Nationwide Bond Fund, NVIT Core Bond Fund and NVIT Short Term Bond Fund

Corsan joined Nationwide in 1998 to establish and manage Nationwide’s derivative trading operation. He is currently a Senior Investment Professional with the Enterprise Portfolio Management group and manages the Nationwide pension plan and separate account clients. Corsan is Co-Portfolio Manager for the Nationwide Bond Fund, the Nationwide Variable Insurance Trust (NVIT) Core Bond Fund and the NVIT Short Term Bond Fund. Corsan earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining Nationwide Investments, he was a portfolio manager at Hartford Investment Management and also managed assets at New York based hedge fund Caxton.

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