Two major publications rank Nationwide mutual fund families

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Barron’s recently named Nationwide among the top mutual fund families of 2014 in its Barron’s/Lipper Fund Family Rankings, which are highly anticipated each year by investors. In addition, Money magazine also placed four of Nationwide’s mutual funds in its list of top performers.

“This recognition shows that we’re delivering on our vision of seeking to be the best at helping America prepare for and live in retirement,” said Kirt Walker, president and chief operating officer of Nationwide Financial. “Mutual funds are a big area of growth for our industry and an area of opportunity for us as we focus on meeting the needs of our members and partners.”

Nationwide’s mutual funds surpassed $1 billion in retail sales last September — nearly doubling the total sales from just two years ago. As a result, Nationwide’s recent rankings include:

  • No. 7 on Money magazine’s small-cap U.S. stock list1
  • No. 10, 11 and 12 on Money’s target-date balanced funds list1
  • No. 40 on the Barron’s/Lipper 10-year period list2
  • No. 46 on the Barron’s/Lipper 5-year period list2
  • No. 55 on the Barron’s/Lipper overall fund family list2

“Our achievements are possible because of the tremendous talent we have here at Nationwide,” said Mike Spangler, president of Nationwide’s mutual fund business. “Our teams collaborated across Nationwide and  made significant contributions to achieve these rankings.”

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1 Money, January/February 2015

2 Barron’s, February 9, 2015

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