NU Online News Service, June 21, 2004, 4:24 pm. EDT

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Hartford, has hired Quincy Krosby to be its chief investment strategist.[@@]

Krosby will talk to brokers, financial advisors and others about the effects of economic and political trends on investments.

Krosby previously was global investment strategist at Scudder Investments, a unit of Deutsche Bank A.G., Frankfurt. She also has served as assistant secretary of Commerce and as a diplomat. She has a master’s degree and a doctorate from the London School of Economics.