Fort Washington Expands Presence in Western United States

June, 2018 | By Fort Washington

Names Ronald Shortenhaus as Vice President, Business Development

Fort Washington announced that Ronald J. Shortenhaus has joined the firm as vice president, business development for the western region of the United States. Shortenhaus will be responsible for institutional business development through the consultant, corporate, and public funds channels.

“Ron is a great addition to our team and will bring tremendous value to the firm,” said Marty Flesher, managing director of business development. “His knowledge, expertise, and background will complement and expand our already strong business development capabilities.”

Shortenhaus has more than 20 years of institutional asset management experience. He was previously senior director of consultant relations at Aegon Asset Management in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he was responsible for marketing institutional asset management services to the consultant channel and direct investors. Prior to that, he was director of business development at Athene Asset Management and also worked at WB Capital Management. 

He earned his MBA from Drake University and his BS in Business Administration/Marketing from Morningside College.

About Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.
Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. (Fort Washington), founded in May 1990, is the money management and primary investment arm of Western & Southern Financial Group with more than $55.7 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018.* Fort Washington is a registered investment advisor with expertise in fixed income, public equity and private equity. Clients include institutions and high-net-worth individuals throughout the country. For more information, visit

*Includes total assets and/or commitments under management by Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. (Fort Washington), $52.2 billion, and $3.5 billion managed by Fort Washington Capital Partners Group (FW Capital), a division, and Peppertree Partners LLC, a subsidiary.