After years of ascending at Fidelity
], Abby Johnson
is on top and in the spotlight.
No one in the press showed any surprise yesterday when news broke
that 52-year-old Abby is taking over as CEO from her 84-year-old father. Employees at the Boston Behemoth found out via an internal memo, and word soon made it to the press. A host of national, local and financial press covered news of Abby's ascension, with Vicktor Reklaitis and Mark DeCambre of MarketWatch
offering perhaps the most provocative headline: "Abigail Johnson: The most powerful woman in finance?"
Here's some of the other headlines, complete with links. (And remember, you can always check out the MFWire news feed
to see more recent mutual fund-related news from the around the internet.)
"Fidelity Keeps It in the Johnson Family"
"Fidelity Names Abigail Johnson CEO to Succeed Ned Johnson"
"Abigail Johnson named CEO of Fidelity parent FMR LLC; Ned will remain chairman"
, the Boston Business Journal
"Abigail Johnson named CEO of Fidelity"
, the Boston Globe
"Fidelity promotes Abigail Johnson to CEO"
, the Financial Times
"Abigail Johnson Replaces Father Edward As CEO Of Fidelity"
"Power Woman Abigail Johnson Named CEO Of Fidelity Investments"
"Abigail Johnson named CEO of Fidelity Investments"
"Abigail Johnson Named to Top Post at Fidelity"
, the New York Times
"Abigail Johnson succeeds father as CEO of Fidelity Investments"
, Pensions & Investments
"Fidelity's Abigail Johnson gains CEO title from her father"
"Abigail Johnson Named CEO of Fidelity Investments"
, the Wall Street Journal
Neil Anderson, Managing Editor
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