Our Heritage

Take intelligent risk and don't follow the crowd. This was the inspiration with which Edward C. Johnson 2d started the company. Nearly 70 years later, Fidelity continues to be a pioneer in the world of investing.


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.

The Fidelity Patent Program is launched, to protect Fidelity's investors and best ideas through the application and creation of formal patents.

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 Retirement Income Advantage is introduced as a comprehensive service that helps investors plan and manage their finances throughout retirement.


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.

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.

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.

Edward C. (Ned) Johnson 3d joins the company as a research analyst.


Fidelity Management & Research Company is founded and Edward C. Johnson 2d becomes president.

Our Company

Personal Investing

We provide financial planning and retirement options such as IRAs, annuities, and managed accounts; brokerage and cash management products; college savings accounts; and other financial services for millions of individual investors.

Workplace Investing

We work with employers to build benefit programs for their employees, and provide recordkeeping, investments, and servicing in defined contribution, defined benefit, health & welfare, and stock plan services.

Fidelity Institutional

We bring sophisticated technology and highly personalized service together to offer clearing, custody, investment products, brokerage, and trading services to a wide range of financial firms.

Fidelity Institutional Asset Management

Fidelity Institutional Asset Management is a distribution organization dedicated to the institutional marketplace. It serves consultants and institutional investors, such as defined benefit and defined contribution plans, endowments, and financial advisors.

Fidelity Charitable

Fidelity Charitable is an independent public charity that allows donors to establish a dedicated donor-advised fund to support their favorite charities in the short term and create a systematic plan for longer term philanthropic goals.

Fidelity Labs

Fidelity Labs explores emerging technology and harnesses innovation to benefit Fidelity's businesses and customers.

Discovery Ventures Program

The Discovery Ventures Program is a program focused on startups looking to grow their businesses in the financial services industry. The program is designed to help participating companies better understand how to engage with large enterprises so that they can accelerate their sales into large enterprises and significantly increase their growth.

Careers at Fidelity

Fidelity Careers Sales, relationship management, product, marketing, technology, operations, and corporate functions

Asset Management Careers Investment management and support