Fort Washington Recognized for Its Contribution to Western & Southern's Growth

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Maribeth Rahe Brendan White

Pictured above is Maribeth Rahe, president & chief executive officer, and Brendan White, co-chief investment officer, Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.

Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. (Fort Washington), a subsidiary of Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern), was featured in a Cincinnati Business Courier article titled “Here’s How This Western & Southern Unit is Fueling Much of Its Growth,” written by Steve Watkins and published Aug. 2. 

The article was originally posted in the Courier’s online edition on Aug. 2, and online access is limited to subscribers.

Based on Courier staff writer Steve Watkins’ interview with Maribeth Rahe, Fort Washington president and CEO, and Brendan White, senior vice president and co-chief investment officer, the article points out that Fort Washington’s assets under management have grown slightly more than 10 percent a year since 2011. Its strong performance over the 30 years since its founding are the result of both gains in the market and strong investment performance and stability from its investment professionals. As a result, the firm is now Greater Cincinnati’s largest money manager.

The article also touches on the vital importance of investment performance to Western & Southern’s life insurance companies, the long-tenure of so many of Fort Washington’s investment professionals, and the success of White and Roger Lanham, senior vice president, in their co-chief investment officer roles.

Looking ahead, Rahe pointed out that the company has grown largely on its own, rather than through acquisitions. “We’ll continue to do so, and we’ll focus on extensions of our products,” she told Watkins.

The complete article was published in the Aug. 10 print edition of the Cincinnati Business Courier.

About Western & Southern Financial Group

Founded in Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, and celebrating 130 years this year, Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc. (Western & Southern), a Fortune 500 company, is now the parent company of a group of diversified financial services businesses. Its assets owned ($48.3 billion) and managed ($26.2 billion) total $74.5 billion as of June 30, 2018. Western & Southern is one of the strongest life insurance groups in the world. Its six life insurance subsidiaries (The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, Columbus Life Insurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance Company, The Lafayette Life Insurance Company and National Integrity Life Insurance Company) maintain very strong financial ratings. Other member companies include Eagle Realty Group, LLC; Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.;1 IFS Financial Services, Inc.; Peppertree Partners LLC;1 Touchstone Advisors, Inc.;1 Touchstone Securities, Inc.;2 W&S Brokerage Services, Inc.;2 and W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. More information on the Western & Southern family of companies. Western & Southern is the title sponsor of six major community events every year, including the Western & Southern Open, a premier event in the U.S. Open Series played each August by the world’s top-ranked professional male and female tennis players.

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