Nationwide’s capital position remains strong. Statutory surplus — a measure of financial strength and claims-paying ability evaluated by regulators and rating agencies — was $14.7 billion. Total policyholders’ equity increased to $22.4 billion, compared to $21.8 billion at the end of 2016.
Our investment strategy’s primary focus is to meet members’ needs — helping them protect what matters most and support their plans for the future. How do we do that? By striving for superior investment results that help to ensure Nationwide’s financial strength and stability. We accomplish this through:
Investment discipline, teamwork and a deep understanding of Nationwide’s investment needs
Ongoing analysis of macroeconomic trends, market opportunities, and forward-looking views, coupled with robust and rigorous risk management
An experienced, multi-asset class investment team with strong market expertise
In 2017, total investments increased to $104.5 billion, up from $96.6 billion in 2016. Net investment income of $3.9 billion was up from 2016, driven primarily by fixed maturity income from an increase in average balances.