was replaced as a Fidelity
] fund manager after the fund performed inconsistently, Reuters
Hesse managed a $717 million with a 53 percent return. Fidelity wants more consistent performances from fund managers after customers pulled $24.4 billion from its actively managed stock funds.
Hesse is pursuing other positions at the firm, possibly another position within the stock division. Hesse mentioned weak stock picking as a reason for the fund's performance in shareholder updates, citing VeriFone Systsems and Cetip SA Mercados Organizados. Chris Lee, a Yale-educated Fidelity fund manager, replaced Hesse.
Neil Anderson, Managing Editor
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