The underlying funds listed below are only available as VUL Protector investment options in variable insurance products issued by life insurance companies. They are not offered or made available directly to the public. These portfolios may contain different investments than the similarly named mutual funds offered by the money manager; therefore, investment results may differ. Fund holdings and investment strategies are subject to change. Investments in some funds may involve certain risks and may not be appropriate for all investors.

Before investing in a Nationwide VUL Protector fund, you should carefully consider its investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund's prospectus, which can be obtained from your investment professional or by contacting Nationwide. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Fund profiles must be read together with these IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES. For a more complete picture of any fund, you should also consult a current performance report and prospectus. Profiles may not be available for every fund.

Large-cap stocks

Large-cap blend

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
NVIT S&P 500 Index Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds

Large-cap growth

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
Deutsche Capital Growth VIP — Class ADeutsche Variable Series I
Fidelity® VIP Growth Portfolio — Service ClassFidelity Variable Insurance Products Fund
NVIT Large Cap Growth Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds

Large-cap value

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
Dimensional — VA U.S. Large Value PortfolioDFA Investment Dimensions Group Inc.
MFS® VIT Value Series — Initial ClassMFS® Variable Insurance Trust
Putnam VT Equity Income Fund — Class IAPutnam Variable Trust

Mid-cap stocks

Mid-cap blend

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
NVIT Mid Cap Index Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds

Mid-cap growth

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
Janus Henderson VIT Enterprise Portfolio: Institutional SharesJanus Aspen Series

Mid-cap value

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
NVIT Multi-Manager Mid Cap Value Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds

Small-cap stocks

Small-cap blend

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
NVIT Small Cap Index Fund — Class IINationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
Oppenheimer Main Street Small Cap Fund® /VA — Non-Service SharesOppenheimer Variable Account Funds

Small-cap growth

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
NVIT Multi-Manager Small Cap Growth Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds

Small-cap value

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
Dimensional — VA U.S. Targeted Value PortfolioDFA Investment Dimensions Group Inc.

International stocks

Emerging markets

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
American Funds Insurance Series® New World Fund — Class 2American Funds Insurance Series
Fidelity® VIP Emerging Markets Portfolio — Service ClassFidelity Variable Insurance Products Fund

Foreign large blend

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
NVIT International Index Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds

Foreign large growth

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
Fidelity® VIP Overseas Portfolio — Service ClassFidelity Variable Insurance Products Fund
Oppenheimer International Growth Fund/VA — Non-Service SharesOppenheimer Variable Account Funds

Foreign large value

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
AB VPS International Value Portfolio — Class BAllianceBernstein Variable Products Series Fund, Inc.
Dimensional — VA International Value PortfolioDFA Investment Dimensions Group Inc.
Putnam VT International Value Fund — Class IAPutnam Variable Trust

Foreign small/mid blend

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
Dimensional — VA International Small PortfolioDFA Investment Dimensions Group Inc.

World stock

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
Oppenheimer Global Fund/VA — Non-Service SharesOppenheimer Variable Account Funds

Bonds

High yield bond

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
BlackRock High Yield VI Fund — Class IBlackRock Variable Series Funds, Inc.

Inflation-protected bond

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
Dimensional — VIT Inflation-Protected Securities PortfolioDFA Investment Dimensions Group Inc.

Intermediate-term bond

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
DoubleLine NVIT Total Return Tactical Fund — Class IINationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
Lord Abbett Series Total Return Portfolio — Class VCLord Abbett Series Fund
NVIT Bond Index Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
NVIT Core Plus Bond Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds

World bond

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
Dimensional — VA Global Bond PortfolioDFA Investment Dimensions Group Inc.
Templeton Global Bond VIP Fund — Class 1Franklin Templeton Variable Insurance Products Trust

Short-term bonds

Short-term bond

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
NVIT Short Term Bond Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds

Ultrashort bond

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
Dimensional — VA Short-Term Fixed PortfolioDFA Investment Dimensions Group Inc.

Cash

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
NVIT Government Money Market Fund — Class VNationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds

Specialty

Commodities

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
PIMCO VIT CommodityRealReturn® Strategy Portfolio — Administrative ClassPIMCO Variable Insurance Trust

Equity sector

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
Fidelity® VIP Energy Portfolio — Service Class 2Fidelity Variable Insurance Products Fund IV
Janus Henderson VIT Global Technology Portfolio: Service SharesJanus Aspen Series
MFS® VIT Utilities Series — Initial ClassMFS® Variable Insurance Trust
T. Rowe Price Health Sciences PortfolioT. Rowe Price Equity Series, Inc.

Multialternative

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
Goldman Sachs VIT Multi-Strategy Alternatives Portfolio — Service SharesGoldman Sachs Variable
Guggenheim VF Multi-Hedge StrategiesGuggenheim Variable Funds

Natural resources

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
VanEck VIP Trust Global Hard Assets Fund — Initial ClassVanEck Variable Insurance Products Trust

Real estate

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
Fidelity® VIP Real Estate Portfolio — Service ClassFidelity Variable Insurance Products Fund

Asset allocation

Aggressive allocation

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
NVIT Cardinal℠ Aggressive Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
NVIT Cardinal℠ Moderately Aggressive Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
NVIT Investor Destinations Aggressive Fund — Class PNationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
NVIT Investor Destinations Moderately Aggressive Fund — Class PNationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds

Conservative allocation

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
Franklin Income VIP Fund — Class 1Franklin Templeton Variable Insurance Products Trust
NVIT Cardinal℠ Balanced Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
NVIT Cardinal℠ Moderately Conservative Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
NVIT Cardinal℠ Conservative Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
NVIT Cardinal℠ Managed Growth & Income Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
NVIT Investor Destinations Balanced Fund — Class PNationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
NVIT Investor Destinations Moderately Conservative Fund — Class PNationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
NVIT Investor Destinations Conservative Fund — Class PNationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
NVIT Investor Destinations Managed Growth & Income Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds

Moderate allocation

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
American Funds NVIT Asset Allocation Fund — Class IINationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
NVIT Cardinal℠ Capital Appreciation Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
NVIT Cardinal℠ Moderate Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
NVIT Cardinal℠ Managed Growth Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
NVIT Investor Destinations Capital Appreciation Fund — Class PNationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
NVIT Investor Destinations Moderate Fund — Class PNationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds
NVIT Investor Destinations Managed Growth Fund — Class INationwide Variable Insurance Trust Funds

Tactical allocation

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
Deutsche Global Income Builder VIP — Class ADeutsche Variable Series II

World allocation

Investment option fund profile (PDF)Fund partner
BlackRock Global Allocation VI Fund — Class IBlackRock Variable Series Funds, Inc.
Dimensional — VA Global Moderate Allocation PortfolioDFA Investment Dimensions Group Inc.
Invesco VI Balanced-Risk Allocation Fund — Series IINVESCO
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