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James J. Vance

Senior Vice President, Co-Chief Investment Officer

James Vance


Jim Vance is a Senior Vice President and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Fort Washington. He oversees the investment activity for all assets under management with emphasis on Private Equity and Public Equity while collaborating with Brendan White, Co-Chief Investment Officer, on all investment decisions. In addition, he leads the cross-functional transactional team supporting Western & Southern on mergers and acquisitions and strategic venture capital investment activity.  

Vance joined the Western & Southern Financial Group in 1994. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of W&SFG. He was promoted to Co-Chief Investment Officer of Fort Washington in 2020.  Prior to joining Western & Southern Financial Group, he was the manager of corporate finance with Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York.  

Education & Designation

Vance earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Wittenberg University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati, and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Indiana University.