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Human-centric Investing Podcast

Can 20 minutes change your business?

Our newly reimagined Human-centric Investing Podcast features 20-minute conversations with inspiring thought leaders from inside and outside the financial industry.

Every other week, take just 20 minutes to get ideas that could transform your client relationships, and your business.

Listen or subscribe on iTunes, Google, or Spotify, and watch the video version on YouTube.

77: Playing Chess Against Central Banks
July 28, 2022 – (34:59)

Schroders CIO Johanna Kyrklund discusses why investors need to be both strategic and tactical while managing their portfolios as central banks change policies.

76: Dividends Are (Finally) Getting Some Love
July 14, 2022 – (34:09)

Portfolio Manager Matt Baker explains why rising rates and high inflation have investors giving dividend-paying stocks a fresh look after an extended period of lagging growth stocks.

75: How to Use Facebook for Prospecting
June 30, 2022 – (26:05)

When financial professionals think about Facebook, they ultimately want to know how to get more business from it. Stephen Boswell returns to the podcast to give helpful tips on how to utilize this network as another marketing strategy.

Stephen Boswell is not affiliated with Hartford Funds

74: How to Create Accountability to Reach Your Business Goals
June 16, 2022 – (22:20)

There is no substitute for hard work. However, the hustle and grind may only take you so far. Hartford Funds’ Dave Ingram shares tips on making sure that effort is translating to productive outcomes when it comes to your business goals.

73: How to Navigate Difficult Conversations with Clients
June 2, 2022 – (23:03)

There’s no denying many are on edge these days. Business Psychologist Barbara Kay gives practical strategies to keep calm if tensions ever flare while working with clients.

Barbara Kay is not affiliated with Hartford Funds

72: How to Help Clients Age with Dignity
May 19, 2022 – (21:59)

Clients sometimes feel they’re a burden to their children—especially when it comes to retirement planning. Patti Brennan discusses how financial professionals can lessen that burden and help open up communication and transparency within the family.

Patti Brennan is not affiliated with Hartford Funds

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Meet the HOSTS

Senior Vice President, Applied Insights, Hartford Funds

John Diehl is senior vice president of Applied Insights at Hartford Funds. In his current position, John and his team are responsible for engaging and educating both financial professionals and their clients about current and emerging opportunities in the financial-services marketplace.

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Vice President, Applied Insights, Hartford Funds

With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Julie believes that financial professionals sit in the industry’s most difficult seat. As a registered corporate coach, she has extensive experience in coaching financial professionals and their teams, to help them not just create a vision for their practice but also achieve it.

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John Diehl is a registered representative of Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC.

Julie L. Genjac is a registered representative of Hartford Funds Distributors, LLC.

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