Hartford Mutual Funds Hires CFO

Gregory Frost was named chief financial officer of Hartford Mutual Funds.

Frost was formerly CFO of Janus Capital Group Inc., where his responsibilities were accounting, SEC reporting, finance, corporate tax and treasury.

Frost has more than 15 years of experience in asset management. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Hartford has also hired four external adviser consultants to expand coverage in New York City, Northern California and Washington, D.C.

James Gilbarty, formerly with New York Life’s Main Stay Investments, will serve non-wirehouse firms in New York City, and Chris Malkin will serve non-wirehouse firms in Washington, D.C.

Joffrey Pearlman will serve wirehouse firms in New York City. He was formerly with PIMCO and Allianz. Peter Bentley, formerly with Janus Capital Group, will serve wirehouse firms in northern California.

The personnel additions come on the heels of the fund family’s recently expanded relationship with Wellington Management LLP, which now serves as the primary sub-adviser for more than 50 funds.