Chief Compliance Officer
Joe Melcher is the chief compliance officer for Hartford Funds. In this role, he oversees the design and implementation of the compliance program, chairs the Business Risk Committee, and reports to the Hartford Funds Board of Directors. For the past 18 years, Joe has served in compliance leadership roles for mutual fund companies, investment advisers, broker/dealers, and a mutual-fund service provider.
Prior to joining the organization in 2012, Joe held several compliance roles at Western & Southern Financial Group in Cincinnati, Ohio, most recently as chief compliance officer of Touchstone Funds and its affiliated investment adviser and broker/dealer. Prior to his relocation to the Philadelphia area, Joe was a trustee for the Greater Cincinnati Mutual Fund Association.
Joe graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Auburn University. He is a certified public accountant and resides in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, with his wife and three children.