NU Online News Service, Dec. 16, 3:22 p.m. – The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Simsbury, Conn., has hired James Davey to be vice president of Hartford Life Insurance Company and head of Hartford’s corporate retirement plans business.

Davey, who previously was director of strategic alliances for the retirement unit at Merrill Lynch & Company Inc., New York, will be responsible for developing and selling Hartford’s 401(k) plan programs.