NU Online News Service, Oct. 7, 2003, 5:47 p.m. EST – Advest Inc., Hartford, has hired Jason Diamond to be its chief financial officer.

Diamond previously was CFO of Signator Investors Inc., a broker-dealer owned by John Hancock Financial Services Inc., Boston. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brooklyn College, and he holds the Certified Public Accountant professional designation.

Advest is a unit of The MONY Group Inc., New York.