Hartford Life Executive Brian Murphy:...

Hartford Life Executive Brian Murphy: Investment 'Attitudes Nee...

There are 13 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Mar 12, 2009, titled Hartford Life Executive Brian Murphy: Investment 'Attitudes Nee.... In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Brian Murphy is executive vice president of Hartford Life 's Individual Markets Group and chairman of its subsidiary, Woodbury Financial Services, part of The Hartford Financial Services Group .

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is is me

Avon, CT

#1 Mar 12, 2009
or does this guy look like sword swallower?
Mark G

Beverly, MA

#2 Mar 12, 2009
Brian, your golden parachute will be delivered next week, don't worry buddy you're all set.
VtSon

Spring, TX

#3 Mar 13, 2009
Is this the same brian murphy that got a big chunk from a i g while he was in Texas a few years ago? He still looks very slick and ready to get another golden parachute. How do these guys do it so well-get fired with a big chunk of $$$$ only to wind up in another cushy job and get ready for another handout????
change executive pay

Bridgeport, CT

#4 Mar 13, 2009
The problem in this country is the greed by the PIG CEOs like Murphy raping OUR companies which WE own. The SEC should allow shareholders to vote on Executive Comp. As we see with the meltdown all these CEOs are clowns
marty

Windsor, CT

#5 Mar 13, 2009
Bernie M

Berlin, Germany

#6 Mar 13, 2009
Sham-Wow!
alan

United States

#7 Mar 13, 2009
i believe his non answer to "What was Woodbury Financial recommending 18 months ago" say it all. He has no idea and I am sure it was "stay fully invested, ease into income(like GE???), etc.). Boiler plate stuff and 100% wrong
bob

San Dimas, CA

#8 Mar 13, 2009
the fact that he allowed his own investments drop by 50% tells you he had no cle on what to advise others.......typical corp. executive
eddie and the crooks

South Windsor, CT

#9 Mar 13, 2009
ceo's look out Robinhood is coming
Another HIG Stockholder

United States

#11 Mar 13, 2009
HIG Stockholder wrote:
Brian is just another of The Hartfords' egotistical, morally bankrupt, inept management team. He runs the company into the ground and still has this gigantic ego that allows him to be a financial advisor.
Brian - go stick your head in the toilet and flush !
Maybe HIG stockholders should be loyal to the company and listen to its management team as opposed to analysts and brokerage houses who can only speculate on rumors. If you're dumping your stock now because of what they think is going to happen, then that's on you and not the management staff. The market is just the world's largest casino and if you can't handle losing some hands then you should never have gotten in on the game. HIG has not been run into the ground. Just as many people have been hit in the pocket by the likes of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, Lehman, Bear Stearns, Madoff, so have insurers. And you may want to learn some financial history and understand it's never been the insurance side causing the problems.
bob

San Dimas, CA

#12 Mar 13, 2009
Another HIG Stockholder wrote:
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Maybe HIG stockholders should be loyal to the company and listen to its management team as opposed to analysts and brokerage houses who can only speculate on rumors. If you're dumping your stock now because of what they think is going to happen, then that's on you and not the management staff. The market is just the world's largest casino and if you can't handle losing some hands then you should never have gotten in on the game. HIG has not been run into the ground. Just as many people have been hit in the pocket by the likes of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, Lehman, Bear Stearns, Madoff, so have insurers. And you may want to learn some financial history and understand it's never been the insurance side causing the problems.
Stockholders invested in this company based on "management's comments" over the past 52 weeks. Now you are telling us that the stock price lost 98% of it's value because the "stockholders" listened to the wrong people??? wouldn't the "actions" of the management team carried more weight on the performance of the company than a little banter by a few of the stocholders. weren't the guaranteed annuity contracts the idea of the same mgmt. team???
Wait

Ellington, CT

#13 Mar 13, 2009
One of the smartest businessmen out there. One of the few that has kept the level of respect that he has over the years. If only people would think before they act in this market. Those that sold 2 weeks ago that were in the market since the start of 2009 are down about 20%. Those that held are starting to see things come back up, and those that invested are up around 50%. Look at The Hartford's stock. If you bought it on the day that the "analaysts" said to sell,(which, by the way, was right on the cover of The Courant) you would be UP 100%. Let me repeat that. IF YOU BOUGHT HARTFORD STOCK WHEN ANALYSTS SAID TO SELL YOU WOULD BE UP 100%!!!
Hartford Alum

Mound, MN

#14 Jan 26, 2013
I worked for Murphy for four years at the Hartford.
In my 25 year career I've never been associated with a more dishonest and unethical character. He should not even be in our business ! I'm one of the few who left Hartford on my own..thank god this man won't find another job in the industry because he has screwed so many he has no where to go.....

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