Awards

Western & Southern’s goal is to be a highly respected, world-class (and best in class) diversified financial services organization. Ultimately, we are positioning ourselves to be the absolute best at everything we do, and that includes becoming the most highly regarded corporate citizen.

 2015 Corporation of the Year Award

Western & Southern was named the 2015 Corporation of the Year by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.


Western & Southern was recognized as a "Winning 'W' Company" for 2014 by “20% by 2020,” an organization seeking to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards of directors. Winning "W" Companies have 20% or more of their board seats held by women. Western & Southern was among 491 companies across the country to receive the designation for board diversity.


Touchstone Investment’s Touchstone Focused Fund Y (TFFYX) and Touchstone International Small Cap Fund (TNSYX) were ranked among the best performing mutual funds by InvestmentNews, June 15, 2015.


United Way of Greater Cincinnati honored Western & Southern Financial Group in 2015 as a "Corporate Hero" because of the volunteer hours contributed by our associates.

Western & Southern was named the “Corporate Social Responsibility Company of the Week” by the Financial Services Roundtable in August 2015.


Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer John F. Barrett ranked No. 4 on Cincy magazine's 2015 "The Power 100" list of the most influential business, political and community leaders in the Tristate. Fort Washington Investment Advisors President and Chief Executive Officer Maribeth Rahe was listed as one of the "75 More Power Players in the Tristate."

Outstanding Building of the Year

Queen City Square was selected as the local winner of the 2014-2015 Outstanding Building of the Year "TOBY" Award Competition in the "Over 1 million Square Feet" category. The building is managed by Eagle Realty Group, a Western & Southern member company.


Western & Southern Life earned the 2015 Top 100 Military Friendly® Employer designation from Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse. This was the second consecutive year the company received this honor. In addition, Western & Southern earned the Military Spouse Friendly Employer® designation for 2015.

'Best Places to Work in Money Management' award

Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc., was named one of the "Best Places to Work in Money Management" by Pensions & Investments (P&I) in 2013 and 2014.


Western & Southern received the Community Outreach/Partnership Award from the Cincinnati Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 2014.


Western & Southern was among 23 financial companies to receive the "2013 FSR Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Award" from the Financial Services Roundtable.


Western & Southern Life earned the DALBAR 2014 Financial Services Communications Seal for its consumer life insurance and annuity website, WesternSouthernLife.com. DALBAR's awards have been the gold standard for service quality in the financial services industry for more than two decades.