The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. hired Peter Smythas its senior vice president and director of strategy, development and operations for International Wealth Management. Smyth previously worked for ING Asia Pacific in Hong Kong, where he oversaw operations in Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Thailand.
President and Co-Founder of Folsom, Calif.-based Brecek & Young Advisors, Roland Brecek, has retired. He will remain with the firm as a financial advisor and consultant.
David Liebrock left Fidelity Investments after 16 years. He joined Captrust Financial Advisors in Boston where he will serve as senior vice president.
The Securities and Exchange Commission named Mary S. Head assistant director, Policy in the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA). Head previously served as counsel to SEC Commissioner Kathleen L. Casey.