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E. Blake Moore Named CEO of Touchstone Investments

Will succeed Steve Graziano at Western & Southern affiliate

CINCINNATI – June 8, 2020 – Western & Southern Financial Group has named E. Blake Moore, Jr. to chief executive officer of Touchstone Investments, a member company of Western & Southern, effective June 8. He will succeed Steven M. Graziano, who has announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31. Moore will report directly to Jill T. McGruder, Western & Southern chief marketing officer. Upon Graziano’s retirement, Moore will assume the additional role of president, Touchstone Investments.

“Bringing nearly three decades of experience in the financial services industry, Blake is uniquely positioned to lead Touchstone,” said John F. Barrett, Western & Southern chairman, president and chief executive officer. “His tremendous leadership qualities will help Touchstone continue its success providing investors with Distinctively Active mutual funds.”

Prior to joining Western & Southern, Moore served as president of North American Asset Management at Foresters Financial, where he had responsibility for all asset management and related businesses. Before Foresters, Moore served as managing director and head of the Americas region for UBS Asset Management, a firm with over $600 billion in assets under management. He has also held senior executive positions at Mackenzie Investments, where he served as executive vice president and head of distribution, and Allianz, where he served as chief executive officer of Allianz Global Investors Fund Management.

Moore earned a bachelor’s degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from the College of Wooster, where he currently serves on the board of trustees. He earned a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Harvard Law School after playing six seasons in the National Football League with the Cincinnati Bengals and the Green Bay Packers. Graziano’s retirement will conclude a distinguished career and 11 years of service with Western & Southern. Under his leadership, Touchstone assets under management grew from $5.4 billion to $17.4 billion, driven by three transformative acquisitions. “We welcome Blake to his new role and wish Steve many happy years in retirement,” Barrett said.

 

 

 

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.

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