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Ben Hoecherl to lead Product and Business Development for Nationwide’s Mutual Fund Business

Ben Hoecherl

Ben Hoecherl has been named leader of product and business development for the Investment Management Group (IMG), Nationwide’s mutual funds business.

In this position Hoecherl will lead the team responsible for strategic partnerships across Nationwide’s Life, Annuity, Corporate Solutions and Retirement Solutions businesses, including all aspects of business and product development and management for Nationwide’s mutual fund and ETF product lines. Additionally, he will drive strategic thought leadership across all investment products and distribution channels on behalf of the Investment Management Group. Hoecherl will report to Kevin Jestice.

“Ben’s financial services industry experiences and deep subject matter expertise make him the ideal candidate to lead our product and business development team,” said Kevin Jestice, Senior Vice President and Head of the Investment Management Group at Nationwide.

Hoecherl joined Nationwide in 2015. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance/business from the University of Utah and his MBA in finance/accounting from Regis University in Denver. He holds series 6, 26 and 65 licenses along with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Hoecherl replaces Steve Pierce, who retired earlier this year.

Nationwide’s Investment Management Group is a $71 billion investment advisor with products distributed through financial intermediary channels, retirement products, variable annuity and life menus. As a manager of managers, IMG works closely with 38 sub-advisors to oversee approximately 151 different investment products. It plays a critical role in enabling Nationwide Financial’s strategy and accelerating its profitable growth by providing:

  • Institutional quality sales and support
  • Investment excellence
  • Innovative solutions
  • Integral investment capabilities
  • Valuable financial professional and customer service



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