Hartford Funds Appoints Gina Lombardi as Relationship Manager to Support Wirehouse Strategic Relationship Management Team

WAYNE, Penn.--()--Hartford Funds today announced that Gina Lombardi has joined the firm’s Wirehouse Strategic Relationship Management (SRM) team as Relationship Manager. Based in Westfield, New Jersey, Lombardi will be responsible for supporting initiatives to develop and strengthen relationships with Hartford Funds’ largest broker-dealer clients. She will report to Eric Levinson, Head of Wirehouse SRM.

“We warmly welcome Gina to the team and look forward to leveraging her expertise to help our clients reach their most important goals.”

“Gina is results-oriented with a demonstrated track record of building professional partnerships, gaining product placement and growing firm market share,” said Levinson. “We warmly welcome Gina to the team and look forward to leveraging her expertise to help our clients reach their most important goals.”

With more than 12 years of sales and relationship management experience, Lombardi joins Hartford Funds from Cohen & Steers, where she served as Senior National Accounts Relationship Manager. At Cohen & Steers, Lombardi was responsible for maintaining relationships within the independent and wire-house broker-dealer channel, in addition to prospecting new partnerships within the private bank channel. Lombardi began her career at Lord Abbett & Co., where she held various sales positions, most recently as Director, Relationship Manager.

Lombardi received a B.A. in marketing and international business, from Villanova University. She is actively involved in the Villanova Business School Alumni mentor program and volunteers with Be the Match and MPN Research Foundation.

About Hartford Funds

Founded in 1996, Hartford Funds is a leading asset manager, which provides mutual funds, ETFs, and 529 college savings plans. Using its human-centric investing approach, Hartford Funds creates strategies and tools designed to address the needs and wants of investors. Leveraging partnerships with leading experts, Hartford Funds delivers insight into the latest demographic trends and investor behavior.

The firm’s line-up includes more than 60 mutual funds in a variety of styles and asset classes, and 9 ETFs. Its mutual funds (with the exception of certain fund of funds) are sub-advised by Wellington Management or Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. The 7 strategic beta ETFs offered by Hartford Funds are designed to help address investors’ evolving needs by leveraging a unique risk-optimized approach, which identifies risks within each asset class and then deliberately and systematically re-allocates capital toward risks more likely to enhance return potential. Hartford Funds has mutual fund assets under management of $87.1 billion as of March 31, 2017 (excluding assets used in certain annuity products). For more information about our investment family, visit www.hartfordfunds.com.

All investments are subject to risk, including the possible loss of principal. There is no guarantee the funds will achieve their stated objectives.

Investors should carefully consider a fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund’s prospectus and summary prospectus (if available), which can be obtained by visiting hartfordfunds.com. Please read it carefully before investing.

Hartford Funds refers to Hartford Funds Management Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries, including the mutual funds’ and active ETFs’ investment manager, Hartford Funds Management Company, LLC (HFMC), the mutual funds’ distributor, Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC, Member FINRA, as well as Lattice Strategies LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of HFMC, which serves as the investment adviser to strategic beta exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Certain funds are sub-advised by Wellington Management Company LLP or Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. Schroder Investment Management North America Ltd. serves as a secondary sub-adviser to certain funds. All ETFs are distributed by ALPS Distributors, Inc. (ALPS). Hartford Funds is not affiliated with any fund sub-adviser or ALPS.

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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 2016 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.

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