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Brian Briggs

Managing Director, Applied Insights

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Brian has built his career on helping financial professionals build meaningful, lasting relationships with their clients. With retirement planning’s expansion from achieving financial security to longevity planning, he’s passionate about educating audiences of all backgrounds about the challenges and opportunities that come with living longer. “If we’re going to be living longer, there’s a strong chance we’ll be learning longer as well,” Brian says.


Current Topics

No longer that short period between the end of work and the end of life, modern retirements can last up to 20 years, or 8,000 days. Help clients plan for this new, complex chapter.
Help clients discover how their unique history with money can impact their financial decisions
Inclusive language is essential to communicating with clients and prospects whose life experiences differ from our own
Provide clients with a road map of what older age may present, resources to help, and how to pay for it all.
For more than a decade, we’ve partnered with the MIT AgeLab to uncover what investors are thinking about lifestyle trends, who they trust, and the future of retirement—all of which influence their decision-making process. Our advisor consultants can provide coaching to help you deepen relationships with clients by applying AgeLab research and tools to your practice.


5 Things About Brian


Brian loves being outdoors and reading, in that order.


Raised in Asheville, North Carolina, he’s a Carolina Panther and UNC Tar Heel fan.


Bringing awareness and attention the topic of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a passion of Brian’s.


He’ll always make time for a 20-minute workout, every day.


Despite his strict diet, Brian is always willing to try new foods.

Contact your Hartford Funds advisor consultant or field specialist for Brian's availability.

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The MIT AgeLab is not an affiliate or subsidiary of Hartford Funds.


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