Sargen Nominated for International Business Book Award

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Nicholas P. Sargen, chief economist and senior investment advisor for Western & Southern Financial Group and Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc., was recently nominated for the 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award for his book “Investing in the Trump Era: How Economic Policies Impact Financial Markets.”

Since 2005, the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award has been recognizing top-notch business books that cover modern issues. The annual awards are judged by a panel of business people, writers and academics led by Financial Times Editor Lionel Barber.

Sargen’s book, which is set for release in late July, focuses on a variety of economic and market policy issues that the U.S. faces following the 2016 presidential election. This is Sargen’s second published work; “Global Shocks: An Investment Guide for Turbulent Markets” was released in 2016. In addition to authoring his published works and providing expert opinions for various news publications, Sargen is also a regular contributor to Focus: Separating News from Noise, a blog produced for Fort Washington’s website.

The winner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award will be announced during a ceremony in London on November 12, 2018.

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 its parent company, Western & Southern Financial Group with more than $55.7 billion in assets as of 03/31/18.* 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, call 513-361-7600, 888-244-8167 or visit

*Includes assets under management by Fort Washington of $52.2 billion and $3.5 billion in commitments managed by Fort Washington Capital Partners Group (FW Capital), a division, and Peppertree Partners LLC, a subsidiary. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

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 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.

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