Michael S. Gregg has joined The Hartford as head of strategic markets in the company’s wealth management business.

Gregg comes to The Hartford from AXA Global Distributors in Paris, where he was managing director of a new business dedicated to providing guaranteed investment products through third-party distributors in Europe and Asia. Prior to that, Gregg held positions with AXA Equitable in New York, including senior vice president of wholesale strategy and operations and head of the strategic initiatives group.

Gregg has a bachelor’s degree from Williams College in Massachusetts and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

“We’re very pleased to have someone of Michael’s caliber joining us to lead a critical part of our business, covering strategic relationships, advanced markets, M&A activity and strategic initiatives,” says David N. Levenson, president of The Hartford’s wealth management unit.