An Original PM Leaves a $3.5B Bond Fund
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An Original PM Leaves a $3.5B Bond Fund

One of the original two PMs on a big, five-year-old bond fund is leaving at the end of the year.

Robert Evans
Hartford Funds
Senior Managing Director
Hartford Funds [profile] confirms in a regulatory filing that on June 30 Robert Evans will no longer PM the three-star, $3.5-billion Hartford World Bond Fund. Evans is a senior managing director, fixed income PM, and partner at Wellington Management, which subadvises the fund, and he plans to retire from Wellington on December 31.

A spokeswoman for Wellington declined to comment on Evans’ upcoming departure.

Evans and Mark Sullivan have PMed the Hartford World Bond Fund since it launched in May 2011. Sullivan is a senior vice president, fixed income PM, and partner at Wellington. A spokeswoman for Hartford confirms that Sullivan will continue to PM after Evans departs from the fund.

Evans is an alumnus of Duke and of Dartmouth. He worked at BBH, Citibank, Lehman Brothers, and Pimco before joining Wellington in 1995.

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