Our Family of Companies

Founded in Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western & Southern Financial Group (Western & Southern), a Fortune 500 company, is now the parent company of a group of diversified financial services businesses. Its assets owned ($45.5 billion) and managed ($22.3 billion) total $67.8 billion as of
March 31, 2017.

Comdex Ranking

Western & Southern Financial Group

Western & Southern is one of the strongest life insurance groups in the world. Its six life insurance subsidiaries maintain very strong financial ratings and a Comdex Ranking of 96 or higher:

  • The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company
  • Western-Southern Life Assurance Company
  • Columbus Life Insurance Company
  • Integrity Life Insurance Company
  • The Lafayette Life Insurance Company*
  • National Integrity Life Insurance Company

Other member companies include:

  • Eagle Realty Group, LLC
  • Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.1
  • IFS Financial Services, Inc.
  • Peppertree Partners LLC1
  • Touchstone Advisors, Inc.1
  • Touchstone Securities, Inc.1
  • W&S Brokerage Services, Inc.2
  • W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc.

* Lafayette Life has a 97 Comdex Ranking.

1 A registered investment advisor.

2 A registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.

For current ratings, please visit http://www.westernsouthern.com/industry.asp.

Western & Southern Financial Group The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company

The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Western-Southern Life Assurance Company (both known as Western & Southern Life), offer life insurance, interest-sensitive life insurance, fixed annuities, retirement strategies and personalized needs analysis for individuals, families and businesses in the middle-income market. It serves customers through 163 field offices nationwide, plus WSLife.com and a call center known as the Client Relationship Center at the company’s headquarters in Cincinnati. The company is a 2017 Top 100 Military Friendly® Employer and 2017 Military Friendly® Spouse Employer.

Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, established in 1981, provides interest-sensitive and term life insurance products and fixed annuities through its licensed insurance agents and Western & Southern Financial Group companies. Western-Southern Life Assurance Company is a subsidiary of The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company and a member of Western & Southern Financial Group.

W&S Agency Group is Western & Southern Life’s field agent sales force. The company serves individuals, families and businesses in the middle-income market through 164 field offices nationwide.

Established in 2005, Insurance Profillment Solutions, LLC (IPS), provides banks with a co-branded, multi-carrier, direct-to-consumer life insurance sales platform supported by licensed agent and customer service operations. Employing an online solution optimized for desktop, tablet and phone devices, IPS empowers bank customers with the ability to shop, compare and purchase life insurance solutions when and how they choose.

W&S Brokerage Services, Inc., the broker/dealer for Western & Southern Life’s career agents, provides clients with personalized service and an array of investment products to meet their financial goals.


Columbus Life Insurance Company Columbus Life Insurance Company

Columbus Life Insurance Company is a top-rated company providing life insurance and annuity products for clients in 49 states and the District of Columbia. With a heritage dating back to 1906, the company provides retirement, estate planning and advanced business planning services to the affluent market through a nationwide network of independent producers and registered representatives.


Lafayette Life Insurance Company The Lafayette Life Insurance Company

The Lafayette Life Insurance Company was founded in 1905 on the principles of solid and unquestioned financial strength, attention and service to policyowners, and close relationships with field associates. Lafayette Life offers high-quality, competitive financial and insurance planning products and services to serve a wide range of personal, family and business needs.


Western & Soutern Financial Group IFS Financial Services, INC

Established in 1991 and now one of Western & Southern Financial Group’s key growth engines, IFS Financial Services, Inc. (IFS), complements the goals of the organization by successfully diversifying earnings, products and distribution channels. IFS consists of two core revenue-generating business units – W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc., and Touchstone Investments (Touchstone Advisors, Inc., and Touchstone Securities, Inc.).

Touchstone Investments provides a variety of mutual fund solutions across the investment spectrum in an effort to meet a variety of objectives. We focus on identifying investment needs, designing innovative solutions and delivering a selection of premier institutional money managers who act in a sub-advisory capacity. The Touchstone Funds are advised by Touchstone Advisors, a registered investment advisor, and are distributed nationally through broker/dealers including W&S Brokerage Services, Inc., financial planners and financial institutions by Touchstone Securities, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio.

W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. creates marketing synergy by providing one wholesale distribution point for multiple member companies of Western & Southern Financial Group. Drawing on a heritage dating to 1991, it distributes fixed, fixed indexed, variable and immediate annuities, life insurance and critical illness insurance through broker-dealers, financial planners, brokerage firms, wirehouses, independent agents and financial institutions.


Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.

Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. (Fort Washington), founded in May 1990, is the primary investment arm of Western & Southern Financial Group, with more than $47.2 billion in assets under management as of 06/30/15.*

*Includes assets under management by Fort Washington Invesetment Adivsors, Inc. (Fort Washington) of $44.4 billion and $2.8 billion in commitments managed by Fort Washington Capital Partners Group (FW Capital), a division, and Peppertree Partners LLC, a subsidiary.


Eagle Realty Group Eagle Realty Group, LLC

Eagle Realty Group LLC, is a full-service real estate investment and property management company that offers a comprehensive and diverse range of products and services that satisfy financial and strategic client needs, nationwide. Eagle’s investment management services include asset management, co-investments and development. Eagle’s expertise is also exemplified by its exceptional property management of office buildings, industrial properties, multi-family communities, mixed-use properties, retail centers, student housing and condo conversions / reversions. Eagle Realty Group oversees portfolios consisting of more than 11.6 million square feet of all types of investment real estate throughout the United States and valued in excess of $3.5 billion, as of December 31, 2014.


Integrity Life Insurance Integrity Life and National Integrity Life Insurance Companies

Both Integrity Life Insurance Company (founded 1966) and National Integrity Life Insurance Company (founded 1968) issue fixed, variable and immediate annuities. Integrity also issues fixed indexed annuities and National Integrity also issues life insurance. Both market their products through an independent distribution system including broker-dealers, independent agents and financial institutions.