NU Online News Service, July 14, 2003, 7:55 p.m. EDT – The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Hartford, is marketing a new, multi-manager 529 college savings plan, the Leaders SMART529 plan, for the West Virginia College Prepaid Tuition and Savings Program.
The new West Virginia 529 plan offers one stable-value fund and 15 variable funds. The fund managers are AIM Investments, American Funds, Franklin Templeton Investments, INVESCO Institutional (N.A.) Inc. and MFS Investments.
Investors who want professionals to design their portfolios can choose from a menu of eight pre-selected portfolios, Hartford says.