Western & Southern Financial Group
|Founded||1888 as Western and Southern Life Insurance|
|Headquarters||Cincinnati, Ohio, United States|
|Key people||John F. Barrett|
|Products||Insurance, Annuities, Mutual Funds|
|Total assets||$60 billion|
Western & Southern Financial Group, also commonly referred to as Western & Southern, is a Cincinnati, Ohio-based diversified family of financial services companies with assets owned and managed in excess of $60 billion as of June 30, 2013. It is one of the strongest life insurance groups in the world.
With heritage dating back to 1888, Western & Southern is a Fortune 500 company ranking at 471 as of 2013. Through its member companies, Western & Southern offers a variety of financial services such as life insurance, annuities, mutual funds and investment management. Western & Southern's member companies include The Western & Southern Life Insurance Co, Western-Southern Life Assurance Co, Columbus Life Insurance Co, Lafayette Life Insurance Co, IFS Financial Services, Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Eagle Realty Group, Integrity Life Insurance Co, and National Integrity Life Insurance Co.
Western & Southern's annual report is available at "Western Southern Annual Report". Western & Southern Financial Group. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
Western & Southern played a key role in the development of the Great American Tower at Queen City Square project in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Fortune 500 list has ten companies from Greater Cincinnati, WCPO
- "Director dropped from Western & Southern tennis event," by Shannon Russell. Cincinnati Enquirer, Jan. 12, 2011.http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110112/SPT/101130325/Flory-dropped-from-W-S-tennis-event
- "John Barrett toughed out Anna Louise Inn fight," Cincinnati Enquirer, May 15, 2013 http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130515/BIZ/305150052/John-Barrett-toughed-out-Anna-Louise-fight?nclick_check=1