Our Family of Companies
western & southern financial group
western & southern life
columbus life insurance company
eagle realty group
fort washington investment advisors
gerber life insurance
integrity life insurance company
lafayette life insurance company
national integrity life insurance company
touchstone investments
western & southern financial group distributors

Leadership, Portfolio Management, and Advisory Teams for Institutions & Individuals 

Investment advisors and teams of portfolio managers work with institutions, individuals, and families to provide investment strategies and solutions. Our experienced teams of professionals represent the talent, tools, and temperament required to manage risk and opportunity in the financial markets and private equity sector.

Maribeth S. Rahe, President & CEO

Maribeth S. Rahe is President and Chief Executive Officer of Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Western & Southern Financial Group, based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Prior to joining Fort Washington, Rahe was President and a board member of the United States Trust Company of New York. Additionally, she has served as Vice Chair of the board of The Harris Bank in Chicago and has held various positions at JPMorgan in London and New York. A native of Chicago, Rahe is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She was also a Ph.D. candidate at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and earned her Masters of Business Administration in International Management with honors from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.
Meet Maribeth Rahe

Leadership Team 

Our leadership team guides the management of institutional investment strategies, private equity, and wealth management services for individuals and families within our Private Client Group. Our firm offers independent and integrated approaches for institutions, consultants, and high net worth investors.
Jim Vance

James J. Vance

Senior Vice President, Co-Chief Investment Officer

Career Summary
Western & Southern Financial Group
Eastman Kodak

BA - Wittenberg University
JD - University of Cincinnati
MBA - Indiana University

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Brendan White

Brendan M. White, CFA

Senior Vice President, Co-Chief Investment Officer

Career Summary
Ohio Casualty Corporation

BS - The Ohio State University
MBA - Xavier University

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Nick Sargen

Nicholas P. Sargen, PhD

Senior Economic Advisor 

Career Summary
JP Morgan Chase
Prudential Insurance Company
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
U.S. Department of Treasury

BA - University of California, Berkeley
MA - Stanford University
PhD - Stanford University

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Steve Baker

Stephen A. Baker

Managing Director, Co-Head of Private Equity

Career Summary
Seaport Capital Partners
Providence Journal Company

BA - University of Cincinnati
MBA - New York University

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Marty Flesher

Martin W. Flesher

Managing Director, Business Development & Relationship Management

Career Summary
Dean Investment Associates
Merrill Lynch
Banc One Investment Advisors

BA - Miami University
MBA - Xavier University

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Michele Hawkins

Michele Hawkins, CRCP, IACCP

Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer

Career Summary
Countrywide Financial Services
Leshner Financial Services
EF Hutton
Paine Webber

BS - University of Phoenix

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Gerry Ulland

Gerald J. Ulland, FSA

Managing Director, Private Client Group & Chief Financial Officer

Career Summary
Western & Southern Financial Group

BS - The Ohio State University

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Portfolio Management & Advisory Teams for Institutions & Individuals

Public Equity

Strategies for investing in U.S. and global equities within institutional portfolios

Fixed Income

Specializing in asset management for fixed income portfolios

Private Client Group

Wealth advisory services for high net worth clients and families seeking retirement and financial planning 

Private Equity

Strategies for private equity funds of funds

Client Service & Support

Operational and relationship management support for consultants, individuals, and families