99 Problems, but Concentration Isn’t One:
A New Approach to Diversification

In today’s rapidly changing investing environment, a rational approach to long-term value creation dictates that diversification serve as the foundation of a robust core allocation, rather than a constituent piece of the puzzle.

In this upcoming webinar, Nationwide and ETF Trends will be joined by one of the pioneers of the smart beta movement, TOBAM, to discuss how they are challenging conventional wisdom about diversification.

April 6, 2021
11am PT | 2pm ET
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Dave Nadig, CIO of ETF Trends and ETF Database, will moderate a discussion on:

  • The market outlook, including the entrenched and emerging factors that may necessitate enhanced diversification in 2021 and beyond
  • Some of the most common investment myths surrounding diversification
  • How TOBAM’s patented approach seeks to reframe the role of risk in achieving meaningful diversification, as a key driver for potentially enhancing investor outcomes

NOT accepted for one hour of CFP/CIMA CE credit for live and on-demand attendees

CFA Institute members are encouraged to self-document their continuing professional development activities in their online CE tracker.


Dr. Tatjana Puhan

Managing Director, Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Stéphane Detobel

Managing Director of TOBAM North America, Business Development

Mark Hackett, CFA, CMT

Chief of Investment Research

Dave Nadig

CIO, Director of Research
ETF Trends and ETF Database

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Important Disclosures

Call 800-617-0004 to request a summary prospectus and/or a prospectus. You may also download the prospectus here or by visiting etf.nationwide.com. These prospectuses outline investment objectives, risks, fees, charges and expenses, and other information that you should read and consider carefully before investing. Diversification does not assure a profit nor protect against loss in a declining market.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market price (not NAV), may trade at a discount or premium to NAV and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. The Fund’s return may not match or achieve a high degree of correlation with the return of the underlying index.

Smart Beta: Rules-based strategies that seek to capture risk premia, sources of return that represent identifiable, replicable, and exploitable compensation for taking investment risk, from one or more asset classes in a systematic and transparent fashion. Strategic beta escapes the traditional constraints of capitalization-weighting in portfolio construction, by reconfiguring the complexion of an index-like portfolio. May serve as a potential source of incremental returns or a way to potentially manage risk like traditional active funds; may further aid in potentially achieving a desired outcome, such as dampening the impact of market volatility or pursuing higher income.

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