A large insurer has a new compliance chief.

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Simsbury, Conn., has hired Thomas Jones III to be vice president of securities compliance for Hartford and chief compliance officer for Hartford Mutual Funds. He also will be the head of securities compliance for Hartford Life.

Jones previously was chief compliance officer at the SEI Funds and SEI Investments Management Corp., units of SEI Investments Company, Oaks, Pa.

Jones has a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.