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Risk-Managed Income ETFs

The Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETFs seek to provide investors with:

A new approach to income generation

Our Risk-Managed Income ETFs target high current income and seek to provide investors with a measure of downside protection in falling markets and the potential for upside participation in rising markets.

Nationwide Nasdaq-100® Risk-Managed Income ETF (NUSI)
ETF strategy: Income-focused
Benchmark: CBOE S&P 500 Zero-Cost Put Spread Collar Index
Provider: Harvest Volatility Management

Nationwide S&P 500® Risk-Managed Income ETF (NSPI)
ETF strategy: Income-focused
Benchmark: CBOE S&P 500 Zero-Cost Put Spread Collar Index
Provider: Harvest Volatility Management

Nationwide Dow Jones® Risk-Managed Income ETF (NDJI)
ETF strategy: Income-focused
Benchmark: CBOE S&P 500 Zero-Cost Put Spread Collar Index
Provider: Harvest Volatility Management

Nationwide Russell 2000® Risk-Managed Income ETF (NTKI)
ETF strategy: Income-focused
Benchmark: CBOE Russell 2000 Zero-Cost Put Spread Collar Index
Provider: Harvest Volatility Management


A new approach
to income generation


The Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETFs potentially offer a number of benefits that may address the yield enhancement and volatility management needs of investors.

Investment strategy overview

Managed by Harvest Volatility Management, an experienced derivative asset management firm, the Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETFs offer innovative alternatives to traditional income investing by employing a dynamic, risk-managed, net credit collar.

Where can a Risk-Managed Income ETF fit in a portfolio?

Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETFs are designed for income-focused investors seeking to lower their exposure to market volatility and minimize the potential for losses during down markets. They can be used to enhance and diversify core income-oriented portfolio allocations in the following ways:

As a supplement to current income strategies during cycles of low or falling yields

As a less volatile strategy for maintaining equity exposure during volatile market periods, where the protective put options offer a degree of downside protection

As a strategy for managing the risk of rising interest rates and the possibility of economic recession as an alternative to a traditional bond investment

As a complement to a traditional 60% equity/40% bond portfolio, potentially enhancing the yield generated by the bond allocation while reducing potential volatility of the equity allocation

Consider a new approach to income generation

Investors today are concerned with having enough income to maintain or improve their current lifestyles. But generating that income has become a more complex process than in years past. Read more.

Strategic Beta ETFs

Our Strategic Beta ETFs are an alternative to market cap-weighted indexing.

Nationwide Risk-Based U.S. Equity ETF (RBUS)
ETF strategy: Low Volatility
Benchmark: S&P 500® Index
Index Provider: Harvest Volatility Management
Index: R Risk-Based US Index

Nationwide Risk-Based International Equity ETF (RBIN)
ETF strategy: Low Volatility
Benchmark: MSCI EAFE Index
Index Provider: Harvest Volatility Management
Index: R Risk-Based US Index

Nationwide Maximum Diversification U.S. Core Equity ETF (MXDU)
ETF strategy: Maximum diversification
Benchmark: MSCI USA Index
Index Provider: TOBAM
Index: Maximum Diversification® USA Index

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Nationwide shares are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Funds. Total returns are calculated using the daily 4:00pm EST net asset value (NAV). Market price returns reflect the midpoint of the bid/ask spread as of the close of trading on the exchange where Fund shares are listed. Market price returns do not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market price (not NAV), may trade at a discount or premium to NAV and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. The Funds’ returns may not match or achieve a high degree of correlation with the return of the respective underlying index.

Call 800-617-0004 to request a summary prospectus and/or a prospectus, or download prospectuses at etf.nationwide.com. These prospectuses outline investment objectives, risks, fees, charges and expenses, and other information that you should read and consider carefully before investing.

KEY RISKS:The Nationwide Risk-Based U.S. Equity ETF, Nationwide Risk-Based International Equity ETF, and Nationwide Maximum Diversification U.S. Core Equity ETF (collectively, the “Risk-Based and Maximum Diversification ETFs”) are subject to the risks of investing in equity securities. The Risk-Based and Maximum Diversification ETFs may also be subject to the risks of investing in foreign securities (which are volatile, harder to price and less liquid than U.S. securities), including emerging markets (which may include currency fluctuations, political risks, differences in account and limited availability of information). Please refer to the summary prospectus for a more detailed explanation of the Funds' principal risks. There is no assurance that the investment objectives of any Fund will be achieved. Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.

The Nationwide Nasdaq-100® Risk-Managed Income ETF, Nationwide S&P 500® Risk-Managed Income ETF, Nationwide Dow Jones® Risk-Managed Income ETF, and Nationwide Russell 2000® Risk-Managed Income ETF (collectively, the “Risk-Managed Income ETFs”) are subject to the risks of investing in equity securities, including tracking stock (a class of common stock that "tracks" the performance of a unit or division within a larger company). A tracking stock's value may decline even if the larger company's stock increases in value. The Risk-Managed Income ETFs are subject to the risks of investing in foreign securities (currency fluctuations, political risks, differences in accounting and limited availability of information, all of which are magnified in emerging markets). The Risk-Managed Income ETFs may invest in more-aggressive investments such as derivatives (which create investment leverage and illiquidity and are highly volatile). The Risk-Managed Income ETFs employ a collared options strategy (using call and put options is speculative and can lead to losses because of adverse movements in the price or value of the reference asset). The success of the Risk-Managed Income ETFs’ investment strategy may depend on the effectiveness of the subadviser's quantitative tools for screening securities and on data provided by third parties. The Risk-Managed Income ETFs expect to invest a portion of their assets to replicate the holdings of an index. Correlation between Fund performance and index performance may be affected by Fund expenses and because the Fund may not be invested fully in the securities of the index or may hold securities not included in the index. The Risk-Managed Income ETFs frequently may buy and sell portfolio securities and other assets to rebalance its exposure to various market sectors. Higher portfolio turnover may result in higher levels of transaction costs paid by the Risk-Managed Income ETFs and greater tax liabilities for shareholders. The Risk-Managed Income ETFs may concentrate on specific sectors or industries, subjecting them to greater volatility than that of other ETFs. The Risk-Managed Income ETFs may hold large positions in a small number of securities, and an increase or decrease in the value of such securities may have a disproportionate impact on the Funds’ value and total return. Although the Risk-Managed Income ETFs intend to invest in a variety of securities and instruments, the Risk-Managed Income ETFs will be considered non-diversified. Additional risks include: Collared options strategy risk, correlation risk, derivatives risk, foreign investment risk, and industry concentration risk.

DEFINITIONS

Call Options are financial contracts that give the option buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy a stock, bond, commodity or other asset or instrument at a specified price within a specific time period. The stock, bond, or commodity is called the underlying asset. Correlation measures the degree to which two securities move in relation to each other. Distribution Yield refers to the annual yield an investor would receive if the most recent fund distribution remained the same going forward. The distribution yield represents a single distribution from the Fund and is not a representation of the Fund's total return. The distribution yield is calculated by multiplying the most recent distribution by 12 in order to annualize it, and then dividing by the Fund's NAV. Net Credit Collar consists of simultaneously selling a call option and buying a put option against 100 shares of long stock. Buying a put option against long shares eliminates the risk of the shares below the put strike, while selling a call option limits the profit potential of shares above the call strike. By selling a call option, the cost of buying a put option is reduced. When structured properly, the short call can cover the entire cost of buying the put option, resulting in a limited-risk stock position without paying for the insurance. Protective Put is a risk-management strategy using options contracts that investors typically employ to guard against the loss of owning a stock or asset. The hedging strategy involves an investor buying a put option for a fee, called a premium. Standard Deviation is a measure of price variability (risk).

CBOE Russell 2000 Zero-Cost Put Spread Collar Index: An index designed to track the performance of a hypothetical portfolio of securities composed of a 2.5%-5% put spread of options on the Russell 2000 (RUT options), and which seeks to offset the already low cost of the put position with a long RUT call at a strike such that the call premium offsets the cost of the put spread.

CBOE S&P 500 Zero-Cost Put Spread Collar Index: An index designed to track the performance of a hypothetical option trading strategy that 1) holds a long position indexed to the S&500 Index; 2) on a monthly basis buys a 2.5% - 5% S&P 500 Index (SPX) put option spread; and 3) sells a monthly out-of-the-money (OTM) SPX call option to cover the cost of the put spread.

Dow Jones Industrial Average®: A price-weighted index composed of 30 “blue-chip” U.S. stocks. The index covers all industries except transportation and utilities, respectively.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average® is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates (“SPDJI”), and has been licensed for use by Nationwide Fund Advisors. Standard & Poor’s® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”); Dow Jones®, Dow Jones Industrial Average®, DJIA® and The Dow® are registered trademarks of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by Nationwide Fund Advisors. The Nationwide Dow Jones® Risk-Managed Income ETF (“NDJI”) is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, or their respective affiliates, and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the Dow Jones Industrial Average®.

MSCI EAFE Index: An unmanaged, free float-adjusted, market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure the performance of large-cap and mid-cap stocks in developed markets as determined by MSCI; excludes the United States and Canada.

MSCI USA Index: An unmanaged index created by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) that measures the performance of the large and mid-cap segments of the U.S. market. The index covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in the U.S.

Nasdaq-100® Index: An unmanaged, market capitalization-weighted index of the 100 largest, most actively traded U.S companies listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange. The Index includes companies from various industries except for the financial industry, like commercial and investment banks. These non-financial sectors include retail, biotechnology, industrial, technology, health care, and others. Market index performance is provided by a third-party source Nationwide Funds Group deems to be reliable (Morningstar). Indexes are unmanaged and have been provided for comparison purposes only.

Nasdaq® and the Nasdaq-100® are registered trademarks of Nasdaq, Inc. (which with its affiliates is referred to as the "Corporations") and are licensed for use by Nationwide Fund Advisors. The Nationwide Nasdaq-100® Risk-Managed Income ETF (“NUSI”) has not been passed on by the Corporations as to their legality or suitability. NUSI is not issued, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT.

Rothschild & Co Risk-Based US Index℠ and Rothschild & Co Risk-Based International Index℠ (“Indexes”) are products of, the marketing name for, and a licensed trademark of Rothschild & Co Risk Based Investments LLC (collectively with its affiliates, “Rothschild & Co”). “Rothschild & Co®”, the Indexes, and “Rothschild & Co Indexes” are trade and service marks of Rothschild & Co and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by Nationwide Fund Advisors. The Nationwide Risk-Based U.S. Equity ETF and Nationwide Risk-Based International Equity ETF (“ETFs”) are not sponsored or sold by Rothschild & Co, and Rothschild & Co makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, regarding the ETFs to the owners of the ETFs or any member of the public.

Russell 2000® Index: An unmanaged index that seeks to measure the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe.

FTSE Russell (“Russell”) is the Index Provider for the Russell 2000® Index (“Russell 2000®” or the “Index”). Russell is not affiliated with the Fund, Nationwide Fund Advisors, the Distributor nor any of their respective affiliates. Nationwide Fund Advisors has entered into a license agreement with Russell to use the Russell 2000®.

The Nationwide Russell 2000® Risk-Managed Income ETF (“NTKI”) has been developed solely by Nationwide Fund Advisors. NTKI is not in any way connected to nor sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by the London Stock Exchange Group plc and its group undertakings (collectively, the “LSE Group”). FTSE Russell is a trading name of certain of the LSE Group companies. All rights in the Russell 2000® vest in the relevant LSE Group company which owns the Index. “Russell®” is a trademark of the relevant LSE Group company and is used by any other LSE Group company under license. The Index is calculated by or on behalf of FTSE International Limited or its affiliate, agent, or partner. The LSE Group does not accept any liability whatsoever to any person arising out of (a) the use of reliance on or any error in the Index or (b) investment in or operation of NTKI. The LSE Group makes no claim, prediction, warranty nor representation either as to the results to be obtained from NTKI or the suitability of the Index for the purpose to which it is being put by Nationwide Fund Advisors.

S&P 500® Index: An unmanaged, market capitalization-weighted index of 500 stocks of leading large-cap U.S. companies in leading industries; gives a broad look at the U.S. equities market and those companies' stock price performance.

The S&P 500® index is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates (“SPDJI”), and has been licensed for use by Nationwide Fund Advisors. Standard & Poor’s®, S&P®, and S&P 500® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by Nationwide Fund Advisors. The Nationwide S&P 500® Risk-Managed Income ETF (“NSPI”) is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P, or their respective affiliates, and none of such parties make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such product(s) nor do they have any liability for any errors, omissions, or interruptions of the S&P 500® Index.

TOBAM Maximum Diversification® USA Index data copyright ©2021, TOBAM S.A.S. All rights reserved. “TOBAM” is a registered trademark and service mark of TOBAM S.A.S. or its affiliates (“TOBAM”) and are used under license for certain purposes by Nationwide Fund Advisors. Reproduction of the TOBAM data and information in any form is prohibited except with the prior written permission of TOBAM S.A.S. Nationwide Maximum Diversification U.S. Core Equity ETF is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by TOBAM and TOBAM makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in such fund. TOBAM does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any data and information and is not responsible for any error or omission or for the results obtained from the use of such data and information. TOBAM GIVES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Solactive AG is the third-party calculation agent of the TOBAM Maximum Diversification Index Series and received compensation in that capacity. Solactive AG does not sponsor, endorse, sell, or promote any investment vehicle that is offered by any third party that seeks to provide an investment return based on the performance of any index. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Market index performance is provided by a third-party source Nationwide Fund Advisors deems to be reliable (Morningstar or MSCI). Indexes are unmanaged and have been provided for comparison purposes only. No fees or expenses have been reflected. Individuals cannot invest directly in an index.

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Nationwide Fund Advisors (NFA) is the registered investment advisor to Nationwide ETFs, which are distributed by Quasar Distributors LLC. NFA is not affiliated with any distributor, subadviser, or index provider contracted by NFA for the Nationwide ETFs. Nationwide is not an affiliate of third-party sources such as Morningstar, Inc or MSCI. Representatives of the Nationwide ETF Sales Desk are registered with Nationwide Investment Services Corporation (NISC), member FINRA, Columbus, Ohio.