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Abigail Johnson

May 9, 2016

Statistics increasingly tout the number of women being considered for leadership roles in US family businesses. But should family businesses be patting themselves on the back for gender equality just yet? 

January 23, 2015

2014 was a lively year for family businesses, from Abigail Johnson’s succession at Fidelity, to the Market Basket ownership struggle and of course Korean Air’s infamous ‘nut rage’ incident. Here we take a look at some of the issues we think will remain top-of-mind for 2015 and the family businesses to watch.

2014 was a lively year for family businesses, from Abigail Johnson’s succession at Fidelity, to the Market Basket ownership struggle and of course Korean Air’s infamous ‘nut rage’ incident. Here we take a look at some of the issues we think will remain top-of-mind for 2015 and the family businesses to watch.

1: Shareholder revolts

October 29, 2014

Primogeniture is no longer the norm when it comes to succession planning, a new family business report reveals, with daughters and younger siblings worldwide increasingly taking up executive positions.

Primogeniture is no longer the norm when it comes to succession planning, a new family business report reveals, with daughters and younger siblings worldwide increasingly taking up executive positions.

October 14, 2014

Abigail Johnson, third gen of the Fidelity Investments financial empire, has been appointed chief executive of the US giant.

Abigail Johnson, third gen of the Fidelity Investments financial empire, has been appointed chief executive of the US giant.

Boston-based Johnson, 51, will replace her father, Ned Johnson III, 84, who has been at the helm of the company since 1977.

Johnson has a 26-year history with the family business, starting as an equity analyst, and being appointed president in 2012, where she oversaw the company’s core businesses – asset management, retail and institutional brokerage, and retirement and benefits services.

February 21, 2013

CampdenFB unveils its annual Top 50 Family Business Leaders list – the names inspiring their businesses and beyond.

August 30, 2012

The long-running guessing game over who will succeed Edward “Ned” Johnson III in family-run Fidelity Investments appears to be over. 

The long-running guessing game over who will succeed Edward “Ned” Johnson III in family-run Fidelity Investments appears to be over. 

On 28 August, his daughter, Abigail Johnson, was promoted to president of Fidelity Financial Services, a move, the US mutual fund manager said in a statement, consolidates “all of the company’s core businesses under her leadership”.

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