Western & Southern Financial Group

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Western & Southern Financial Group
Type Mutual
Genre Financial Services
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
Website www.westernsouthern.com

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.[1] It is one of the strongest life insurance groups in the world.[2]

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 and Southern Financial Group received a dubious 15 out of 100 score on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index in 2013.

Western & Southern's annual report is available at "Western Southern Annual Report". Western & Southern Financial Group. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 

Western & Southern hosts the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament. This tennis event has contributed more than $5.5 million to charities in the Greater Cincinnati community.[3]

Western & Southern played a key role in the development of the Great American Tower at Queen City Square project in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.

In May of 2013, Western & Southern signed a controversial agreement with Cincinnati Union Bethel to purchase the historic Anna Louise Inn in downtown Cincinnati.[4]


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