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Steve Parnell

Managing Director, Applied Insights

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Steve began his 30-plus year career in the financial-services industry focusing on retirement-plan design, IRS/DOL compliance solutions, participant/employee education, and distribution strategies. Today, he uses MIT AgeLab research to help financial professionals and their clients anticipate and overcome the challenges of aging and retirement. This took on a whole new meaning for Steve after he suffered a stroke in 2018. Experiencing his own unforeseen, life-changing event brought home the importance of preparing clients for the unexpected.


Current Topics

The One Big Idea That Will Change the Way You Think About Retirement
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.
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 Steve


Steve and his wife, Sandy are the proud parents of two grown children. Their son recently completed a five-year tenure with United States Marine Corps, while their daughter currently works in the MIT Open Learning division.


A big thoroughbred racing enthusiast, he can answer almost any question about the horses and their jockeys running the Triple Crown.


He’s a pool-fitness instructor for members with disabilities within his local YMCA’s Partnership Program.


What’s Steve biggest passion: helping financial professionals and clients prepare for life’s amazing, yet often unpredictable, journey.


Steve’s grateful for the opportunity to work with all the gifted people he encounters in his travels.

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

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