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Our Risk-Managed Income ETF

A new approach to income generation

An income solution that targets high current income and seeks to provide investors with a measure of downside protection in falling markets and potential for upside participation in rising markets.

Learn how Nationwide's Risk Managed Income ETF offers a new approach to income generation.

Our Strategic Beta ETFs

An alternative to market cap-weighted indexing

Nationwide has developed a suite of Strategic Beta exchange traded funds (ETFs) designed to potentially help investors manage risk and improve outcomes. They track rules-based indexes developed by recognized leaders in modern index construction, Rothschild & Co Risk Based Investments LLC and TOBAM.

Learn how Nationwide ETFs can help you move beyond the limitations of market cap-weighted investments

Unique ETF Expertise


Options trading expertise

Harvest Volatility Management, an experienced derivative asset management firm, has a rich tradition of offering options trading expertise to institutional and high net worth investors.

ETF strategy: Income-Focused
Location: New York

TOBAM Core Investments logo

An innovator in index construction

TOBAM is a Paris-based asset management firm that has developed a mathematical definition of diversification. CalPERS and Amundi Pioneer Asset Management are minority shareholders.

ETF strategy: Maximum diversification
Location: Paris/New York/Dublin

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A distinct perspective

Rothschild & Co Risk Based Investments LLC is part of Rothschild & Co, which has been at the center of the world's financial markets for more than 200 years.

ETF strategy: Low volatility
Location: New York City

Our ETFs

Nationwide 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 Risk-Based U.S. Equity ETF (RBUS)
ETF strategy: Low volatility
Benchmark: S&P 500® Index
Index provider: Rothschild Risk Based Investments LLC
Index: R Risk-Based US Index

Nationwide Risk-Based International Equity ETF (RBIN)
ETF strategy: Low volatility
Benchmark: MSCI EAFE Index
Index provider: Rothschild Risk Based Investments LLC
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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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 Fund's return may not match or achieve a high degree of correlation with the return of the underlying index.

Call 800-617-0004 to request a summary prospectus and/or a prospectus, or download prospectuses at 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 Funds are subject to the risks of investing in equity securities. The Funds 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 Risk-Managed Income ETF is 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 Fund is 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 Fund may invest in more-aggressive investments such as derivatives (which create investment leverage and illiquidity and are highly volatile). The Fund employs 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 Fund's investment strategy may depend on the effectiveness of the subadviser's quantitative tools for screening securities and on data provided by third parties. The Fund expects to invest a portion of its 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 Fund 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 Fund and greater tax liabilities for shareholders. The Fund may concentrate on specific sectors or industries, subjecting it to greater volatility than that of other ETFs. The Fund 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 Fund's value and total return. Although the Fund intends to invest in a variety of securities and instruments, the Fund will be considered nondiversified. Additional Fund risk includes: Collared options strategy risk, correlation risk, derivatives risk, foreign investment risk, and industry concentration risk.

Standard deviation is a measure of price variability (risk). Correlation measures the degree to which two securities move in relation to each other.

The 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 – 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.

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.

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.

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.

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&P 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.

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.