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Nationwide Funds Names Mark Hackett New Chief of Investment Research

Columbus, OH - Nationwide, a leading insurance and financial services organization, recently named Mark Hackett as Chief of Investment Research. Hackett will report to Christopher Graham, Chief Investment Officer for Nationwide Funds.

“Mark has extensive experience in investment strategy, research and portfolio management,” said Graham. “He also has expertise in developing content to educate internal and external audiences on the financial markets with the ability to communicate in an easily-understood format, which will be beneficial to advisors and their clients.”

As Chief of Investment Research, Hackett will lead Nationwide Funds’ capital markets analysis and mutual funds thought leadership initiative, developing content to educate financial advisors and their clients on financial markets and implications for investors. In this role he’s also responsible for asset class research, market commentary, white papers and topical market pieces.

Hackett will also support several teams within Nationwide’s mutual funds division with his capital markets expertise, helping to drive company-wide investment acumen.

Hackett has more than 17 years of experience in the asset management industry, including roles in research for both Nuveen and Vanguard Group, and prior to that as a portfolio manager for Nuveen.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Economics at the University of Richmond, holds Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designations and is a member of the CFA Institute. For more information, please click here.

A strategic partner to advisors, Nationwide provides a full family of subadvised mutual funds designed to help meet the unique investment goals and risk tolerances of investors. Nationwide currently manages 116 funds with approximately $62 billion in assets, excluding fund-of-funds.

Investors interested in learning more about Nationwide’s mutual funds should contact their financial professional or visit website. Financial professionals interested in learning more should call the Nationwide Funds Group sales desk at 877-877-5083, option 3.

About Nationwide

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation, Nationwide provides a full range of insurance and financial services products including auto, business, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Call 800-848-0920 to request a summary prospectus and/or a prospectus, or download prospectuses at nationwide.com/mutualfunds. These prospectuses outline investment objectives, risks, fees, charges and expenses, and other information that you should read and consider carefully before investing.

Investing in mutual funds involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Share price, principal value, and return will vary, and you may have a gain or a loss when you sell your shares.

Nationwide Funds Group (NFG) comprises Nationwide Funds Advisors, Nationwide Fund Distributors LLC and Nationwide Fund Management LLC. Together they provide advisory, distribution and administration services, respectively, to Nationwide Funds.

Nationwide Funds distributed by Nationwide Fund Distributors LLC (NFD), member FINRA, Columbus, Ohio.