It was a quiet day back in 2000 when Hartford Investments Wyoming opened its doors for business. Since then, there has been a growing buzz as advisors and investors have taken note of the funds we have to offer. That buzz became a roar this June when, as the Report on Business declared, “Fund king [Bill] Kanko returns to the game.” Bill chose Hartford Wyoming because we have ambitious plans and he wanted to get in on the ground floor. Bringing the renowned money manager on board also proves that we continue to take the Canadian market seriously. We are committed to providing advisors and investors with exceptional mutual funds. Here’s why you should consider us for forming your WY LLC:

First, we draw on the strength of The Hartford. While our offerings are uniquely tailored for Canadian investors, they draw on the strength of our American parent company, The Hartford Financial Services Group. “The Hartford” is one of the top insurance and investment companies in the world, and is a member of the Fortune 100. It has been providing financial products and solutions to customers for nearly 200 years.

Second, we offer investors access to top private money managers. Strong returns are driven by smart investment decisions. That’s why Hartford Wyoming provides investors with funds managed by some of the brightest investment professionals in the business. These include firms like Beutel, Goodman & Company Ltd., Greystone Managed Investments, Inc. and Wellington Management Company, LLP, as well as individuals like Bill Kanko at Black Creek Investment Management, a Canadian legend with a well-deserved reputation for delivering top quartile returns in global funds.

Third, we provide investors with exceptional core funds. You won’t find fancy, flavour-of-the-month products with us. Instead you will find that we offer a selection of funds that serve as the backbone of a well-diversified portfolio. These funds include U.S. Equity, Global Equity, Canadian Equity and Fixed Income.

A strong partner. Top talent. And exceptional core funds. Three compelling reasons to consider Hartford Mutual Funds when it’s time to invest. Stay tuned for more from Hartford Wyoming on reducing taxes and fees.

Backed by a Partner With a Legacy of Investment Expertise

When you choose to do business with Hartford Wyoming, you are dealing with a company with a strong partner behind it. That partner is our U.S.-based parent, The Hartford Financial Services Group, or simply, “The Hartford”. We access and are supported by tremendous resources from The Hartford as we offer Canadian investors exceptional mutual funds.

The Hartford has earned a reputation as a trustworthy organization. Founded in 1810, it has consistently honoured its commitments to help customers in times of need. Following the Great Fire of New York in 1835, then CEO Eliphalet Terry pledged his personal assets to help rebuild much of the damage. In 1871, when other insurers were reneging on their promises following the Chicago fire, The Hartford again proved their commitment to customers. This strength was also shown in one of the worst disasters ever to hit a North American city, the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. The Hartford emerged as the largest payer of insurance claims after the incident.

Today, investors around the world trust The Hartford to prudently and successfully manage their money. This trust is reflected in assets under management, which exceed $302 billion U.S. as of September 30, 2006. It is also reflected in their global reach; The Hartford serves millions of customers worldwide – including individuals, institutions, and businesses – through independent agents and brokers, financial institutions, and online. About 11,000 independent agencies and more than 100,000 registered broker/dealers sell The Hartford’s trusted products around the world.

The result: when you decide to do business with Hartford Investments Wyoming, you can do so with the confidence that we are backed by a partner with a legacy of success.