Johnson Daughter Becomes President At Fidelity Investments

Eliane Chavagnon
Reporter

30 August 2012

News Analysis

Abigail Johnson has been named president of Fidelity Investments, succeeding her father, Edward Johnson, who will now serve as chairman and chief executive.

According to a statement, the move consolidates all of the firm’s
core businesses under Abigail Johnson’s leadership. Reporting to her
father, Edward Johnson, she will oversee the firm’s financial services
businesses. This includes asset management, retail and institutional
brokerage, as well as retirement and benefits services, corporate
operations and function support groups. 

“As our business continues to evolve, we want to bring all of our
resources together to position our firm strategically to optimize our
competitive capabilities to meet the growing and evolving needs of our
mutual fund shareholders, clients and customers,” Edward Johnson said.

In her most recent position at Fidelity, Abigail Johnson was
president of the personal, workplace and institutional services
organization, which includes the retail and institutional brokerage
divisions, as well as retirement and benefits services. In that role,
she partnered with Ronald O’Hanley, president of asset management and
corporate services.

O’Hanley will continue to oversee all asset management and corporate
services, while reporting to Abigail Johnson. The firm said the leaders
of its brokerage and mutual fund distribution businesses will also
continue to report back to her.

In additional to her role as president, she serves as vice chairman
and director of FMR, the holding company for the businesses of Fidelity
Investments, as well as chairman of the board of trustees for the fixed
income and asset allocation funds.

Fidelity Investments has $3.7 trillion in assets under
administration, including $1.6 trillion in managed assets, as of July
31.

 

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Johnson Daughter Becomes President At Fidelity Investments

Eliane Chavagnon
Reporter

30 August 2012

News Analysis

Abigail Johnson has been named president of Fidelity Investments, succeeding her father, Edward Johnson, who will now serve as chairman and chief executive.

According to a statement, the move consolidates all of the firm’s
core businesses under Abigail Johnson’s leadership. Reporting to her
father, Edward Johnson, she will oversee the firm’s financial services
businesses. This includes asset management, retail and institutional
brokerage, as well as retirement and benefits services, corporate
operations and function support groups. 

“As our business continues to evolve, we want to bring all of our
resources together to position our firm strategically to optimize our
competitive capabilities to meet the growing and evolving needs of our
mutual fund shareholders, clients and customers,” Edward Johnson said.

In her most recent position at Fidelity, Abigail Johnson was
president of the personal, workplace and institutional services
organization, which includes the retail and institutional brokerage
divisions, as well as retirement and benefits services. In that role,
she partnered with Ronald O’Hanley, president of asset management and
corporate services.

O’Hanley will continue to oversee all asset management and corporate
services, while reporting to Abigail Johnson. The firm said the leaders
of its brokerage and mutual fund distribution businesses will also
continue to report back to her.

In additional to her role as president, she serves as vice chairman
and director of FMR, the holding company for the businesses of Fidelity
Investments, as well as chairman of the board of trustees for the fixed
income and asset allocation funds.

Fidelity Investments has $3.7 trillion in assets under
administration, including $1.6 trillion in managed assets, as of July
31.

 

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