To support broker-dealers and independent agents
CINCINNATI – April 27, 2020 – W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc., wholesale distributor of annuities and life insurance from Western & Southern Financial Group member companies, has named Ben Robertson as regional vice president, broker-dealer and independent agent distribution, for Ohio, western Pennsylvania, western New York, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.
Robertson works consultatively with financial professionals to advance the retirement and legacy planning needs of their clients. He provides training, product information, marketing and sales-support planning and business-building tips and techniques.
A Valuable Resource
“Ben’s wealth of financial services knowledge and experience makes him a tremendous addition to our team,” said Daniel J. Downing, senior vice president, broker-dealer and independent agent distribution, W&S Financial Group Distributors. “He will be a valuable resource for helping individuals invest, protect and manage risk for their retirement and legacy.”
For the past seven years Robertson was with Protective Life, most recently as life insurance sales desk director. He began his financial services career as a financial representative of The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company in the Greater Cleveland area. Robertson earned his bachelor’s degree in financial services from The Ohio State University. He holds FINRA Series 6, 26 and 63 registrations, as well as life and health insurance licenses.
About W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc.
W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. (WSFinancialPartners.com) distributes fixed, variable and immediate annuities and life insurance products from Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance Company and National Integrity Life Insurance Company, all member companies of Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc. Variable products are distributed through Touchstone Securities, Inc.* Marketing through a national network of broker-dealers, financial advisors, independent agents and financial institutions, W&S Financial Group Distributors assists financial professionals in helping individuals invest for, live in and manage risk during retirement. For more information, visit WSFinancialPartners.com/MediaCenter.
*A registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.
About Western & Southern Financial Group
Founded in Cincinnati in 1888 as The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, is the parent company of a group of diversified financial services businesses. Its assets owned ($58 billion) and managed ($27 billion) totaled $85 billion as of Dec. 31, 2019. Western & Southern is one of the strongest life insurance groups in the world. Its seven life insurance subsidiaries (The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, Columbus Life Insurance Company, Gerber Life Insurance Company, Integrity Life Insurance Company, The Lafayette Life Insurance Company, and National Integrity Life Insurance Company) maintain very strong financial ratings. Other member companies include Eagle Realty Group, LLC; Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.;1 IFS Financial Services, Inc.; Touchstone Advisors, Inc.;1 Touchstone Securities, Inc.;2 W&S Brokerage Services, Inc.;1,2 and W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc. Western & Southern is the title sponsor of six major community events every year, including the Western & Southern Open, a premier event in the U.S. Open Series played each August by the world’s top-ranked professional male and female tennis players.
1 A registered investment adviser.
2 A registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC.