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Fidelity establishes a new company, Fidelity Digital Assets, providing products and services to institutions investing in bitcoin and other digital assets.
Fidelity launches the Fidelity ZERO Funds, the industry’s first zero expense ratio self-indexed mutual funds for individual investors.*
In a watershed moment for blockchain, Abby Johnson speaks about blockchain technology’s potential benefits at Consensus 2017, the largest blockchain conference in the U.S.
Fidelity Labs introduces the Student Debt Program, which includes a tool for exploring repayment options and a life-changing benefit to help employees pay off student loans faster.
Abigail P. "Abby" Johnson became chairman of FMR LLC, in addition to being named chief executive officer in 2014. She is the third generation to lead the privately-owned company.
Fidelity Go, developed in collaboration with young, digitally savvy investors, is an advisory solution designed for investors seeking a trusted team to manage their money through a simple and efficient digital experience.
Added Amazon's Echo to the Fidelity mobile lineup. Amazon Echo uses artificial intelligence and allows for hands-free, voice control to ask "Alexa" questions and ask Fidelity to get equity quotes and the market update.
Fidelity Charitable, called 'an early adopter' in the field of philanthropy and digital assets as it begins accepting bitcoin donations in response to donor preferences.
To gain experience in new voice—and gesture—based interfaces, Fidelity produces the first financial services application for Google Glass.
Fidelity’s Next Generation Contact Center is introduced. This cross-company program provides customers with a seamless and engaging experience regardless of how they choose to interact with Fidelity.
The Fidelity Patent Program is launched to protect Fidelity's investors and best ideas through the application and creation of formal patents.
Fidelity receives ISO 27001 certification for data security, earning "world class" status for a zero-defect audit from the International Organization for Standards in Geneva, Switzerland.
Fidelity WealthCentral®, the industry's first web-based wealth management platform, combines portfolio management, customer relationship management (CRM), financial planning, portfolio rebalancing, and trading.
Fidelity Labs is founded to accelerate the development of new tools and capabilities for Fidelity.com. Today, Fidelity Labs continues to play a critical role in driving growth and innovation, providing a safe space for Fidelity to explore new business ideas and quickly test them with the diverse set of customers, businesses and financial institutions we serve.
The Fidelity Retirement Income Advantage is introduced as a comprehensive service that helps investors plan and manage their finances throughout retirement.
Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT) is established to research and explore emerging technologies and drive innovation across Fidelity. By 2018, FCAT’s focus includes experiments in the areas of virtual/augmented reality, artificial intelligence, digital currencies, and blockchains, looking for and creating new ways of using these technologies to improve people’s financial lives.
Fidelity becomes an Internet pioneer as the first mutual fund company to create a home page.
The Fidelity Benefits Center is launched to provide administrative services for a company's 401(k) plans, pension plans, and health and welfare programs.
A state-of-the-art print and mail facility opens in Covington, Kentucky. Fidelity becomes the first company in the industry to apply manufacturing technology to print mail operations.
The Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund is formed to provide customers with simple, tax-advantaged charitable giving opportunities.
Fidelity launches Portfolio Advisory Services (PAS), offering discretionary investment management, asset allocation, and portfolio rebalancing for investors.
Abigail P. (Abby) Johnson joins the company as an equity analyst.
The Energy Conservation Program is launched to reduce energy usage in all Fidelity offices.
Plymouth Funds, launched and sold exclusively through broker-dealers, is renamed Fidelity Advisor Funds in 1992.
Fidelity Select Portfolios are the first in the industry to offer hourly pricing, replacing end of the day pricing.
Fidelity offers computerized trading on floppy disk with Fidelity Investor's Express (FIX), which enables customers to buy and sell stocks.
Fidelity's first street-level Investor Center opens in Boston, offering customers access to personal service, free information, and investment guidance.
401(k) products and services are first offered to plans utilizing Fidelity's mutual fund product line.
National Financial Services Corporation is established to provide broker-dealers with leading-edge clearing and execution products.
Fidelity launches 403(b) plans offered to government, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions.
Edward C. Johnson 3d becomes chairman and CEO of FMR Corp.
Fidelity offers its first individual retirement account (IRA) a year after passage of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), allowing people to save pre-tax dollars in IRAs.
Fidelity installs its first 800 number to answer calls from prospective investors.
Fidelity Daily Income Trust (FDIT) is launched as the first money market fund to offer a checkwriting feature.
Fidelity International Limited is founded in Bermuda to manage mutual funds available exclusively to overseas investors. A research office also opens in Japan.
Fidelity starts a venture capital business.
Edward C. Johnson 2d and Edward C. Johnson 3d establish the Fidelity Foundation, pledging the firm's commitment to communities served by Fidelity.
Fidelity purchases its first computer, beginning the development of the latest technology to serve its customers.
Trend and Capital funds are introduced, two of the industry’s first aggressively managed equity funds.
Edward C. (Ned) Johnson 3d joins the company as a research analyst.
Fidelity Puritan Fund is introduced, the first Fidelity mutual fund with a goal of deriving income from stocks.
Fidelity Management & Research Company is founded to act as investment adviser to Fidelity Fund with Edward C. Johnson 2d as president.
Edward C. Johnson 2d is elected president and director of Fidelity Fund.
Portfolio Advisory Services accounts are discretionary investment management accounts offered through Fidelity® Wealth Services for a fee.
Fidelity Go® provides discretionary investment management for a fee. Fidelity® Personalized Planning & Advice provides non-discretionary financial planning and discretionary investment management for a fee. Advisory services offered by Fidelity Personal and Workplace Advisors LLC (FPWA), a registered investment adviser. Discretionary portfolio management services provided by Strategic Advisers LLC (Strategic Advisers), a registered investment adviser. Brokerage services provided by Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC (FBS), and custodial and related services provided by National Financial Services LLC (NFS), each a member NYSE and SIPC. FPWA, Strategic Advisers, FBS and NFS are Fidelity Investments companies.