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Zifang Mei Named New Senior RVP By W&S Financial Group Distributors

Mei supports financial institutions and broker-dealers

CINCINNATI – April 4, 2022 – W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc., wholesale distributor of annuities and life insurance from Western & Southern Financial Group member companies, has named Zifang “Zi” Mei as senior regional vice president, financial institution and broker-dealer distribution, for California.

Mei 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.

“With his successful track record as a senior external wholesaler for more than a decade, Zi is a tremendous addition to our team,” said Harvey Fladeland, senior vice president, financial institution and broker-dealer distribution, W&S Financial Group Distributors. “He will be a valuable resource supporting financial professionals and their firms as they help clients invest, protect and manage risk for their retirement and legacy.”

Mei began his career in financial services working as an advisor representing Pruco Securities and New England Securities. He was also with Sun Life Financial, Beechwood Global and PB Global Financial, and most recently served as a regional sales director with Saybrus Partners. Mei is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and holds FINRA Series 6 and 63 registrations. He resides in Claremont, California with his wife and two sons.

 

 

 

About W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc.
W&S Financial Group Distributors, Inc., Cincinnati, OH (WSFinancialPartners.com), doing business as W&S Financial Insurance Services in CA, 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. Variable products are distributed through Touchstone Securities, Inc.* All are member companies of Western & Southern Financial Group. 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 ($66.9 billion) and managed ($44.7 billion) totaled $111.6 billion as of Dec. 31, 2021. 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 seven 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.

 

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