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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hartford's Reiss Hires in the West

Reported by Tommy Fernandez

Hartford Fund's Jeff Reiss is at it again.

This time Hartford's head of retail sales and his team have hired Joshua West to serve as an advisor consultant to non-wire house advisors in Southern California. In this role, West will reportedly be responsible for driving regional sales efforts and serving as a resource for financial advisors on Hartford Funds’ products and strategies.

He will report to Mike Tobin, divisional vice president.

“Josh is the perfect addition to Hartford Funds’ West Coast team,” stated Reiss. “His prior experience supporting advisors from a variety of channels illustrates his ability to cultivate these relationships and provide advisors with the support they need.”

Previously, West served as a regional vice president for Fidelity Investments, where he supported agents in all channels throughout Southern Los Angeles, Orange County and Hawaii.

Before that, he was a regional annuity specialist for The Hartford – Planco, supporting Northern California and Northern Nevada. Prior to his role at Planco, West held various roles at Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Financial.

He is based in Westminster, California.

The hire comes after the Hartford increased inflows by 30 percent as a result of a recent marketing makeover.

Here is the press release:
Company Press Release

Hartford Funds Strengthens Sales Capabilities in California with New Hire



  Radnor, Penn. – November 19, 2013 – Hartford Funds hired Joshua West as an advisor consultant to non-wire house advisors in Southern California. In this role, West will be responsible for driving regional sales efforts and serving as a resource for financial advisors on Hartford Funds’ products and strategies. He will report to Mike Tobin, Divisional Vice President, Hartford Funds.

  “Josh is the perfect addition to Hartford Funds’ West Coast team,” said Jeff Reiss, head of retail sales at Hartford Funds. “His prior experience supporting advisors from a variety of channels illustrates his ability to cultivate these relationships and provide advisors with the support they need.”

  West joins Hartford Funds with a decade of industry experience. Most recently, he served as a regional vice president for Fidelity Investments, where he supported agents in all channels throughout Southern Los Angeles, Orange County and Hawaii. Previously, West was a regional annuity specialist for The Hartford – Planco, supporting Northern California and Northern Nevada. Prior to his role at Planco, West held various roles at Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Financial. He is based in Westminster, California.

  About Hartford Funds

  Founded in 1996, Hartford Funds is a leading provider of mutual funds and 529 college savings plans. The Company offers a broad range of actively managed strategies designed to provide solutions for a variety of investment needs. Hartford Funds has total Mutual Funds under management of $66.8 billion as of September 30, 2013. Hartford Funds are sub-advised by Wellington Management, a leading investment advisor. For more information about the fund family, visit www.hartfordfunds.com.

  All investments are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal.

  All mutual funds are subject to risk, including possible loss of principal. Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of Hartford Funds before investing. This and other information can be found in the prospectus and summary prospectus. Investors should read them carefully before investing.

  Hartford Funds are underwritten and distributed by Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC.

  Hartford Funds is a subsidiary of The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.

  “The Hartford” is The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. and its subsidiaries.

  Wellington Management Company, LLP is a SEC-­registered investment adviser and an independent and unaffiliated sub-adviser to Hartford Funds.

  HIG-­W

  Some of the statements in this release may be considered forward-­looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We caution investors that these forward-­looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ materially. Investors should consider the important risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ. These important risks and uncertainties include those discussed in The Hartford’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-­Q, our 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-­K and the other filings The Hartford makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We assume no obligation to update this release, which speaks as of the date issued.

  From time to time, The Hartford may use its website to disseminate material company information. Financial and other important information regarding The Hartford is routinely accessible through and posted on our website at http://ir.thehartford.com. In addition, you may automatically receive email alerts and other information about The Hartford when you enroll your email address by visiting the "Email Alerts" section at http://ir.thehartford.com.

 

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