Spillane will be responsible for institutional business development for the corporate and public funds channels, endowments and foundations, and family offices.
“Ciarán brings extensive experience serving the investment needs of clients and is a great addition to our team,” said Marty Flesher, the firm’s managing director of business development and relationship management. “His knowledge, expertise, and background will complement and add to our already strong business development capabilities. He will bring tremendous value to the firm.”
Spillane brings more than 20 years of institutional asset management experience to Fort Washington. He was previously vice president, institutional sales, at Westwood Holdings Group, where he was responsible for Westwood’s relationships with plan sponsors and investment consultants in North America, the U.K., and Australia. Prior to that, he was vice president, consultant relations, with Fisher Investments, head of U.S. business at Newton Capital Management, and head of client services of a U.S. team at Bank of Ireland Asset Management.
He earned his BA from the University College Cork, Ireland, and post-graduate diploma from National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
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 $60.6 billion in assets as of June 30, 2019.* 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.
* Includes assets under management as of 6/30/19 by Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. of $56.9 billion and $3.7 billion in commitments managed by Fort Washington Capital Partners Group, a division.
About Western & Southern Financial Group
Founded in Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, 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 ($55 billion) and managed ($26 billion) totaled $81 billion as of June 30, 2019. Western & Southern is one of the strongest life insurance groups in the world. Its seven life insurance subsidiaries (The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, Columbus Life Insurance Company, Gerber 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.; Touchstone Advisors, Inc.;1 Touchstone Securities, Inc.;2 W&S Brokerage Services, Inc.;2 and W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. 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.
1 A registered investment advisor.
2 A registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.
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