Huntington Funds will make the Huntington VA International Equity Fund and the Huntington VA Situs Fund available through Nationwide Financial Services’ variable annuity platform.
The Huntington VA International Equity Fund, which has a four-star overall Morningstar rating, invests in stocks of companies chosen from more than 25 countries beyond the US.
The Huntington VA Situs Fund invests primarily in small- and mid-cap companies, factoring in geographic, political or economic advantages based on the company’s location.
"We’re very pleased to be offering two of our funds to independent financial advisors nationally for the first time and even more pleased to be working with another Columbus-based company to do so," says Dan Benhase, senior executive vice president, Huntington. "Our International Equity Fund is one of our top-performing funds and the Huntington Situs Fund provides advisers a unique niche that can help them diversify their clients’ investments."
"Nationwide is focused on providing investment options that can help financial professionals best meet their clients’ diverse needs," adds Eric Henderson, senior vice president of individual investments for Nationwide Financial. "For more than 20 years we’ve teamed up with some of the most respected money managers in the business to develop comprehensive investment solutions, and these new funds continue that tradition by providing additional diversification opportunities for our clients."