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By Javier Simon editors@strategic-i.com | July 21, 2017
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Nationwide Expands Asset Strategies Team

Nationwide has named Keith Robinette and Andrew Urban as co-portfolio managers of Nationwide Funds. They will join the Nationwide Funds Chief Investment Officer Chris Graham.

The announcement comes following the retirement of co-portfolio manager Tom Hickey who left the firm this June.

The current team will oversee the Nationwide Funds which manages $30 billion across 39 distinct multi-asset portfolios including the Nationwide Investor Destinations Funds, Nationwide Target Destination Funds and NVIT Investor Destinations Funds.

Robinette has spent five years with Nationwide. He’s managed a hedge fund portfolio, led manager due diligence reviews and enhanced Nationwide’s market views across equities and alternatives. He joined Nationwide Funds last month as senior director of asset strategies.

Urban joined Nationwide Funds in August 2016 as senior director of asset strategies. He has worked with Graham and Hickey on Nationwide Funds’ multi-asset portfolios. Prior to joining Nationwide, Urban led hedge fund manager selection and due diligence. He also developed multi-asset portfolio solutions for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System. Urban and Robinette are CFA charter holders.

“As we continue to align talent on our Asset Strategies team in support of our commitment to investment management excellence, making these changes strengthens our portfolio management efforts and prepared us for Tom’s retirement,” says Graham.

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