Hartford's bond insurers have hired financial advisor Robert Lamb, a veteran of tackling municipal turnaround efforts in Connecticut.

Lamb, founder and president of Fairfield, N.J.-based Lamont Financial Services, was tapped by Build America Mutual and Assured Guaranty Corp. to find solutions for Hartford’s massive debt burden. The two bond insurers combined wrap roughly 80% of Hartford’s general obligation debt, which totaled $683 million in the city's most recent comprehensive annual financial report, for the 2016 fiscal year.

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