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Nationwide Mutual Funds Receive National Awards

Lipper Funds Awards recognize two Nationwide funds

Two Nationwide funds were recognized recently by Lipper Funds for strong 2021 performance:

  • Nationwide Global Sustainable Equity Fund, recognized for its 3-year and 5-year performance; it seeks high relative levels of performance by finding companies at the forefront of addressing challenges that are shaping our world.
  • Nationwide Loomis Short Term Bond Fund, selected for its 3-year performance; it invests in higher quality fixed income securities, seeking to offer the most income for the least amount of risk.

The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards recognize funds that consistently provide strong, risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. The Lipper Awards are recognized throughout the industry as the organization that has provided independent, quantitative evaluations for more than three decades.

“In light of the global pandemic and a recognition of social inequities, our Nationwide Global Sustainable Equity Fund aims to deliver performance for shareholders while addressing environmental, social and governance issues around the globe,” said Chris Graham, Chief Investment Officer for Nationwide’s Investment Management Group. “Addressing the need of fixed income investors, the Nationwide Loomis Short Term Bond Fund is uniquely positioned to protect investors from both inflation concerns and the current rising rate environment.”

“We are honored to be recipients of the Lipper Fund Awards again this year,” said Mike Spangler, leader of Nationwide Financial’s Investment Management Group. “The awards reflect our dedication to providing investors, advisors and financial professional the best financial solutions by achieving strong results.”

Robert Jenkins, Head of Research, Lipper, Refinitiv, also commented on the award winners given the market volatility over the past year.

“This year’s Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards recognized the steadfast resolve of award-winning managers and firms who successfully navigated one of the sharpest market downturns and recoveries on record enabling investors to maintain a level of economic confidence amidst a backdrop of uncertainty,” said Jenkins. “In a year that endured the impacts of an unprecedented global humanitarian crisis, in which markets reflected investors’ emotions of shock and optimism, there was a degree of solace in having one’s financial fortunes overseen by the stewardship of professional money managers. We congratulate the 2021 Refinitiv Lipper Fund Award winners and wish Nationwide continued success.”

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