Nationwide Funds to Introduce NextSharesTM Exchange-Traded Managed Funds
Columbus, OH - Nationwide Funds has entered into a preliminary agreement with NextShares Solutions LLC (NextShares Solutions), a wholly owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. (Eaton Vance), to support the launch by Nationwide Funds of a family of NextShares™ exchange-traded managed funds.
“Nationwide Funds is committed to providing our investors with innovative and cost-effective products,” said Mike Spangler, President of Nationwide Funds. “We are excited to offer the efficient structure of NextShares as yet another investment option we intend to provide to advisors and their clients.”
NextShares, an innovative way to invest in actively managed strategies, offer the potential for benchmark-beating returns by applying their manager’s proprietary investment research. As exchange-traded products, NextShares may offer cost and tax efficiencies that can enhance shareholder returns. The first NextShares funds began trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC earlier this year.
"We’re proud to add Nationwide Funds as a NextShares partner," said Stephen W. Clarke, president of NextShares Solutions. "We’re pleased to expand the distribution of NextShares to Nationwide Funds investors."
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 $61 billion in assets, excluding fund of funds.Investors interested in learning more about Nationwide’s mutual funds should contact their financial professional or click here. Financial professionals interested in learning more should call the Nationwide Funds Group sales desk at 877-877-5083, option 3, or visit the website.
About NextShares Solutions and Eaton Vance
NextShares Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance, formed to develop and commercialize NextShares. Aspects of the operation of NextShares are protected intellectual property owned by NextShares Solutions. For more information, visit nextshares.com.
Eaton Vance (NYSE: EV) is a leading global asset manager whose history dates to 1924. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, Eaton Vance and its affiliates managed $336.4 billion in assets as of October 31, 2016, offering individuals and institutions a broad array of investment strategies and wealth management solutions. For more information, visit eatonvance.com.
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.
The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only, is not intended as investment or tax advice, and does not constitute a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell specific securities.
Shares of NextShares funds are normally bought and sold in the secondary market through a broker, and may not be individually purchased or redeemed from the fund. In the secondary market, buyers and sellers transact with each other, rather than with the fund. These transactions do not affect the fund or its investments. When a NextShares fund does issue or redeem shares, the transactions are made through designated authorized participants and are normally in kind when practicable, meaning that the fund receives or delivers securities rather than cash. By transacting in kind, a NextShares fund can lower its trading costs and enhance fund tax efficiency by avoiding forced sales of securities to meet redemptions. As exchange-traded securities, NextShares can operate with low transfer agency expenses by utilizing the same highly efficient share processing system as used for exchange-listed stocks.
Market trading prices of NextShares are linked to the fund’s next-computed net asset value (NAV) and will vary from NAV by a market-determined premium or discount, which may be zero. Buyers and seller of NextShares will not know the value of their purchases and sales until after the fund’s NAV is determined at the end of the trading day. Market trading prices may vary significantly from anticipated levels. NextShares do not offer investors the opportunity to buy and sell intraday based on current (versus end-of-day) determinations of fund value. NextShares trade execution prices will fluctuate based on changes in NAV. Although limit orders may be used to control trading costs, they cannot be used to control or limit trade execution prices. As a new type of fund, NextShares have a limited operating history and may initially be available through a limited number of brokers. There can be no guarantee that an active trading market for NextShares will develop or be maintained, or that their listing will continue unchanged. Buying and selling NextShares may require payment of brokerage commissions and expose transacting shareholders to other trading costs. Frequent trading may detract from realized investment returns. The return on a shareholder’s NextShares investment will be reduced if the shareholder sells shares at a greater discount or narrower premium to NAV than he or she acquired the shares. NextShares funds issue and redeem shares only in specified creation unit quantities in transactions by or through authorized participants. In such transactions, a fund issues and redeems shares in exchange for the basket of securities, other instruments and/or cash that the fund specifies each business day. The basket is not intended to be representative of the fund’s current portfolio positions and may vary significantly from current positions.
NextSharesTM is a trademark of NextShares Solutions LLC. All rights reserved.
Nationwide Funds distributed by Nationwide Fund Distributors LLC (NFD), member FINRA, Columbus, OH. NFD is not an affiliate of any subadviser contained in this material. Nationwide Investment Services Corporation (NISC), member FINRA.