For the past twenty years, I have been committed to structuring our business as an investment fiduciary, one where the true best interest of the client is at heart.
The tenaciously objective approach I employ with HFM is exactly the same as the process I take with flying. A wrong decision in the air can result in grave consequences. Like with investing, there are many unpredictable circumstances for which we have no control – extrinsic forces. The risk/reward trade-offs can be controlled to a degree. Beyond that, everything else is left to experience and preparedness.
Over the last 50 years and 3700+ hours of flying, I continually have to attend flight proficiency training classes and stay fresh with equipment and technology. At the end of the day, the smallest mistake can become disproportionately important. HFM incorporates the same determination and objectivity in keeping your investment program on track. We understand that your financial nest egg is a top priority, and if it is not given the proper guidance, can result in flying off course or worse. Just as in my flight career, the team at HFM practices continual training, monitoring, and development in preparation for economic uncertainties. We believe that our preparedness as a financial pilot enables our clients to sit back and enjoy the journey.
Dario was Vice President, Sales at Smith Barney & Co., Inc. for 12 years. Invited by Kidder, Peabody, & Co. to co-found a Hartford branch of their brokerage, Dario remained with Kidder for 9 years, becoming a Senior Vice President servicing the needs of both institutional and individual clients. In 1989 Dario founded the broker-dealer Hartford Financial Group, Inc. as well as the investment advisory firm of Hartford Financial Management, Inc., to which the business has transitioned over the years. He maintains overall responsibility for the firm in its current activities as an investment advisor as well as its client relationships, and he also provides client portfolio management.
Education: M.B.A., Finance, Columbia University;
B.A., Literature, Middlebury College.