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Fort Washington Expands Presence in Western United States

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ron shortenhaus

Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. (Fort Washington) announced that Ronald J. Shortenhaus has joined the firm as vice president, business development for the western region of the United States. 

Ron's knowledge, expertise, and background will complement and expand our already strong business development capabilities.

Shortenhaus will be responsible for institutional business development through the consultant, corporate, and public funds channels.

“Ron is a great addition to our team and will bring tremendous value to the firm,” said Marty Flesher, the firm’s managing director of business development. “His knowledge, expertise, and background will complement and expand our already strong business development capabilities.”

Shortenhaus has more than 20 years of institutional asset management experience. He was previously senior director of consultant relations at Aegon Asset Management in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he was responsible for marketing institutional asset management services to the consultant channel and direct investors. Prior to that, he was director of business development at Athene Asset Management and also worked at WB Capital Management.

He earned his MBA from Drake University and his BS in Business Administration/Marketing from Morningside College.

About Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. (Fort Washington), founded in May 1990, is the money management and primary investment arm of Western & Southern Financial Group with more than $55.7 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018.* Fort Washington is a registered investment advisor with expertise in fixed income, public equity and private equity. Clients include institutions and high-net-worth individuals throughout the country. For more information, visit www.fortwashington.com.

*Includes total assets and/or commitments under management by Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. (Fort Washington), $52.2 billion, and $3.5 billion managed by Fort Washington Capital Partners Group (FW Capital), a division, and Peppertree Partners LLC, a subsidiary.

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 ($47.9 billion) and managed ($26.6 billion) total $74.5 billion as of March 31, 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. For more information on the Western & Southern family of companies, visit www.westernsouthern.com. Western & Southern is the title sponsor of six major community events every year, including the Western & Southern Openwww.wsopen.com), a premier event in the U.S. Open Series played each August by the world’s top-ranked professional male and female tennis players.

1A registered investment advisor.
2A registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.
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