SG Macro Compass Index

A next-generation global multi-asset index seeking
to provide stable and consistent returns

  • Objective – The SG Macro Compass Index seeks to generate consistent returns while managing volatility in all market environments
  • Approach – Identify changes in the economic cycle and rotate asset class allocations accordingly
  • Asset Classes – The index may shift allocations between 13 asset classes that span global equities, bonds, and commodities
  • Ticker – SGMACRO Index

The economy will always go up, down or sideways

  • Access to key indicators determining the economic outlook
    Changing growth and inflation expectations help identify potential changes in the market cycle
  • Shifting allocations throughout the market cycle
    Based upon the economic outlook for expanding, contracting or neutral markets, the Index may shift allocations of up to 13 underlying global assets in equities, bonds and commodities
  • Quarterly updates seek to to identify changes in the economic cycle
    The economic outlook is updated every three months seeking to provide consistent growth in changing markets

Economic indicators determine strategic allocations

The SG Macro Compass Index is a global multi-asset index designed to identify changes in the economic cycle and rotate asset class allocations through up, down and sideways markets. There can be no guarantee that the SG Macro Compass Index strategy will meet its objectives.

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The Index is deeply rooted in academic research of macroeconomic outlooks and applies a rules-based process designed by one of the world’s leading index providers committed to building a better and more sustainable future through responsible and innovative financial solutions.

  • 150 years of client service
  • Operations in 62 countries
  • Over 29 million clients worldwide

Not a deposit – Not FDIC or NCUSIF insured – Not guaranteed by the institution – Not insured by any federal government agency – May lose value

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Neither Nationwide nor any of its affiliates are affiliated with the SG Macro Compass Index nor any of its affiliates.

The SG Macro Compass Index (the “SG Index”) is the exclusive property of SG Americas Securities, LLC (together with its affiliates, “SG”). SG has contracted with S&P Opco, LLC (a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC) (“S&P”) to maintain and calculate the SG Index. “SG Americas Securities, LLC”, “SGAS”, “Société Générale”, “SG”, “Société Générale Indices”, “SGI”, and “SG Macro Compass Index” (collectively, the “SG Marks”) are trademarks or service marks of SG. The SG Index has been licensed to Nationwide Life Insurance Company (the “Licensee”) for use in the Nationwide Defined Protection® Annuity (the “Product”). SG’s sole contractual relationship with the Licensee is as licensor of the SG Index and the SG Marks. SG has no obligation to make payments under the Product. None of SG, S&P or other third-party licensor (collectively, the “SG Index Parties”) to SG is acting, or has been authorized to act, as agent of the Licensee or has sponsored, promoted, solicited, negotiated, endorsed, offered, sold, issued, supported, structured or priced any Product or provided investment advice to the Licensee. The SG Index Parties make no representation or warranty, express or implied, to investors in the Product and hereby disclaim all warranties (including, without limitation, those of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use): (a) regarding the advisability of investing in any products linked to the SG Index or (b) the suitability or appropriateness of an exposure to the SG Index in seeking to achieve any particular objective, including meeting its stated target volatility. No SG Index Party shall have any responsibility or liability for any losses in connection with the Product, including with respect to design, issuance, administration, actions of the Licensee, marketing, trading or performance of the Product. SG has not prepared any part of this document and no statements made herein can be attributed to SG. SG does not act as an investment adviser or provide investment advice in respect of the SG Index or the Product and does not accept any fiduciary or other duties in relation to the SG Index, the Licensee, the Product or any investors in the Product. SG shall have no liability for any act or failure to act in connection with the determination, adjustment or maintenance of the SG Index. Without limiting the foregoing, SG shall have no liability for any damages or lost profits, even if notified of the possibility of such damages. In calculating the daily performance of the SG Index, SG deducts fixed transaction and replication costs that cover, among other things, rebalancing and replicating the SG Index. The total amount of these embedded costs is unpredictable and depends on numerous factors, including leverage of the SG Index, which may be as high as 200%, performance of indexes underlying the SG Index, market conditions and changes in the macro regimes, among other factors. The embedded costs, which are increased by the SG Index’s leverage, will reduce the performance of the SG Index. The volatility control applied by the SG Index may also reduce the overall return.

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