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.

2016

Abigail P. (Abby) Johnson is named chairman and chief executive officer of FMR LLC, Fidelity's parent company, and the third generation to lead the privately owned company.

2011
The Fidelity Patent Program is launched, to protect Fidelity's investors and best ideas through the application and creation of formal patents.

2008
Fidelity WealthCentral®, the industry's first web-based wealth management platform combines portfolio management, customer relationship management (CRM), financial planning, portfolio rebalancing, and trading.

2004
Fidelity Retirement Income Advantage is introduced as a comprehensive service that helps investors plan and manage their finances throughout retirement.

1995

Fidelity becomes an Internet pioneer as the first mutual fund company to create a home page.

1995
The Fidelity Benefits Center is launched to provide administrative services for a company's 401(k) plans, pension plans, and health and welfare programs.

1991
The Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund is formed to provide customers with simple, tax-advantaged charitable giving opportunities.

1989

Fidelity launches Portfolio Advisory Services (PAS), offering discretionary investment management, asset allocation, and portfolio rebalancing for investors.

1988
Abigail P. (Abby) Johnson joins the company as an equity analyst.

1988
The Energy Conservation Program is launched to reduce energy usage in all Fidelity offices.

1986
Plymouth Funds, launched and sold exclusively through broker-dealers, is renamed Fidelity Advisor Funds in 1992.

1986

Fidelity Select Portfolios are the first in the industry to offer hourly pricing, replacing end of the day pricing.

1984
Fidelity offers computerized trading on floppy disk with Fidelity Investor's Express (FIX), which enables customers to buy and sell stocks.

1983
Fidelity's first street-level Investor Center opens in Boston, offering customers access to personal service, free information, and investment guidance.

1982

401(k) products and services are first offered to plans utilizing Fidelity's mutual fund product line.

1981
National Financial Services Corporation is established to provide broker-dealers with leading-edge clearing and execution products.

1978
Fidelity launches 403(b) plans offered to government, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions.

1977

Edward C. Johnson 3d becomes chairman and CEO of FMR Corp.

1975
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.

1974
Fidelity installs its first 800 number to answer calls from prospective investors.

1974

Fidelity Daily Income Trust (FDIT) is launched as the first money market fund to offer a checkwriting feature.

1965
Edward C. Johnson 2d and Edward C. Johnson 3d establish the Fidelity Foundation, pledging the firm's commitment to communities served by Fidelity.

1965
Fidelity purchases its first computer, beginning the development of the latest technology to serve its customers.

1957
Edward C. (Ned) Johnson 3d joins the company as a research analyst.

1946

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.

Careers at Fidelity

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


Asset Management Careers Investment management and support