Directs sales support in financial institution, broker-dealer and IMO distribution channels
CINCINNATI – May 7, 2014 – Anthony J. Gigliotti has joined W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc., wholesale distributor of annuities and life insurance from Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern) member companies, as assistant vice president and director of sales support.
In his new position Gigliotti is responsible for all internal wholesaler training and operational key account management. He provides direction to sales desks serving the financial institution, broker-dealer and independent marketing organization distribution channels.
Anthony brings a long track record of success in the financial services industry to direct our talented team of sales professionalsAnthony brings a long track record of success in the financial services industry to direct our talented team of sales professionals,” said Mark E. Caner, president of W&S Financial Group Distributors. “His leadership skills and decades of experience make Anthony a valuable addition as we continue to expand our presence in the annuity, life insurance and mutual fund markets.”
Before joining W&S Financial Group Distributors, Gigliotti served as director, retirement plans client services for Ameritas. Prior to that, he spent 16 years at Great American Financial Resources in various leadership positions across sales channels. Gigliotti earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the Northern Kentucky University and holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 63 and 66 registrations as well as state life and health insurance licenses. He resides in Fort Mitchell, Ky., with his wife and two daughters.
About W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc.
W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. distributes fixed, variable and immediate annuities and life insurance products from Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance Company and National Integrity Life Insurance Company, all member companies of Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc. Variable products are distributed through Touchstone Securities, Inc.* Marketing through a national network of broker-dealers, financial advisors, independent agents and financial institutions, W&S Financial Group Distributors assists financial professionals in helping individuals invest for, live in and manage risk during retirement. For more information visit the Western & Southern Family of Companies.
About Western & Southern Financial Group
Founded in Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern) is now a Fortune 500 diversified family of financial services companies. Its assets owned (in excess of $42 billion) and managed (in excess of $26 billion) totaled approximately $69 billion as of March 31, 2014. 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 the following financial strength ratings: A.M. Best A+ Superior, Standard & Poor’s AA Very Strong, Fitch AA Very Strong and Moody’s* Aa3 Excellent. All of Western & Southern’s life insurance companies have a Comdex Ranking* of 96. Other member companies include Eagle Realty Group, LLC; Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.1; IFS Financial Services, Inc.; Peppertree Partners LLC1; Touchstone Advisors, Inc.1; Touchstone Securities, Inc.2; W&S Brokerage Services, Inc.2; and W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. For more information visit the Western & Southern Family of Companies. Western & Southern is the title sponsor of 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.
* Lafayette Life is not rated by Moody’s and has a 97 Comdex Ranking.
1 A registered investment advisor.