Consistency of Approach. Tenured and Cohesive Teams. Transparency and Partnership.
Institutions & Consultants
Working with a broad range of taxable and nontaxable institutional investors and their consultants, we partner with some of the finest institutions both domestically and internationally. Our parent company, Western & Southern Financial Group, is an anchor investor in all of our strategies, affording us a stable base of investment capital that fosters our long-term perspective and an alignment of interests with our clients.
We work with defined benefit plans in many segments of the industry, advise endowments and foundations, sub-advise mutual funds, manage funds in defined contribution plans, and have extensive expertise in insurance asset management. A key pillar is a fully resourced and dedicated Relationship Management and Operations team, members of whom have substantial experience with the types of clients we serve.
Defined Contribution Plans
Through strategies that complement individual investors' portfolios and a client service team that understands the information needs of plan sponsors, we provide solutions to the defined contribution investment only (“DCIO”) market.
Meeting investment objectives within client guidelines, understanding the needs of both public and corporate plans, and maintaining outstanding client service is our focus.
In a very competitive marketplace, we offer specialized knowledge and exposure to our best investment ideas, combined with the targeted client support necessary to succeed.
We understand the unique governance challenges of Taft-Hartley plans and have many years of experience providing retirement solutions for union members and their families across the United States in a variety of industries.
Meet Our Institutional Client Service Team
Fort Washington is committed to outstanding client service. We believe to earn your trust we must be transparent and aligned with your goals. For this reason, our parent company is an anchor investor in every investment strategy that we manage. Therefore, your risks are our risks.
Kenneth J. Ryan
Vice President, Director of Institutional Relationship Management
Career Summary Eagle Realty Group
Western & Southern Financial Group
State of Ohio Department of Taxation
Education BSBA - University of Dayton
MBA - Xavier University
Dedicated to serving the consultant community, our Consultant Relations Team is comprised of experienced professionals responsible for supporting and solving for the complex needs of their institutional clients.
We believe that establishing strong connections among consultants, our Consultant Relations Team, our Investment teams, and our mutual clients is key to helping inform solutions and achieve desirable outcomes. Fort Washington’s broad range of investment capabilities allows us to deliver timely and consistent insight to consultants on a wide range of market environments throughout the cycle.
Martin W. Flesher
Managing Director, Business Development & Relationship Management
Career Summary Dean Investment Associates
Banc One Investment Advisors
Education BA - Miami University
MBA - Xavier University
We apply a long-term, collaborative approach to managing capital across a wide array of asset classes in single and multi-sector portfolio strategies. We apply fundamentally diligent processes that are repeatable and value driven.