Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. today unveiled a slew of new additions to the investment lineup for its variable annuity and variable life insurance products, including 15 new fund options. These changes were effective May 1.

Specifically, Nationwide will begin offering funds from Dimensional Fund Advisors for its variable life products including VA Global Bond Portfolio, VA US Large Value Portfolio, VA US Targeted Value Portfolio, VA International Value Portfolio, VA International Small Portfolio and VA Short-Term Fixed Portfolio.

The insurer will also offer its advisors access to actively managed target volatility funds including Goldman Sachs VIT Global Markets Navigator Fund and AllianceBernstein VPS Dynamic Asset Allocation Portfolio.

Other fund additions to the life and annuity line-up include Invesco VI Mid Cap Core Equity Fund; MFS VIT New Discovery Series; PIMCO VIT All Asset Portfolio; Ivy Funds VIP High Income; and Ivy Funds VIP Mid Cap Growth.

"We have built a best-in-class investment line-up and a dedicated team of specialists to help advisors customize investment strategies for clients," stated Eric Henderson, senior vice president of Individual Products & Solutions for Nationwide Financial.

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