When Abigail Johnson began her apprenticeship at Fidelity Investments 25 years ago, the Boston- based firm founded by her grandfather was the nation’s biggest mutual-fund company and star manager Peter Lynch was enjoying a performance streak at the Magellan Fund -- a 29 percent average return over 13 years -- that ranks among the best in the industry’s history.
Fidelity Investments resolved the long-running question over its succession plan by naming Abigail P. Johnson president, putting the daughter of Chairman Edward C. “Ned” Johnson III in charge of the key businesses at the second-largest mutual-fund company in the U.S.
Fidelity Investments named Abigail P. Johnson president, putting the daughter of Chairman Edward C. “Ned” Johnson III in charge of all the key businesses at the second-largest mutual-fund company in the U.S.
Ronald P. O’Hanley, Fidelity Investments’ head of asset management, is stepping down after less than four years in the role, giving President Abigail Johnson an opportunity to consolidate control of the family- owned firm.
It took Abigail Johnson 25 years to take charge at Fidelity Investments, the money manager controlled by her father. As she picks a new head for the firm’s asset-management unit, her choice is likely to be a company veteran who rose through the ranks like she did.
Fidelity Investments’ Edward “Ned” C. Johnson III , the chairman and chief executive officer of the second-biggest U.S. mutual-fund company, stepped down as trustee and chairman of a board that oversees the firm’s stock and income funds.