Nicole Connolly is head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing and a portfolio manager in the Equity division at Fidelity Investments. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing, and other financial products and services to institutions, financial intermediaries, and individuals.
In this role, Ms. Connolly leads the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investment efforts across Asset Management, including helping to direct Fidelity’s ESG product roadmap, facilitating greater education about ESG in the investment process, and helping to coordinate the cross-asset class ESG efforts. Additionally, she manages the Women’s Leadership Fund.
Prior to assuming her current responsibilities, Ms. Connolly served as managing director of research and managed the Energy, Technology, Utilities and Emerging Markets teams. Previously, she served as head of Fidelity’s research associate program, which included the management, recruitment, and promotion process for undergraduates hired into Fidelity to cover small- to mid-cap stocks. Ms. Connolly’s additional areas of management focus included thought leadership around women’s initiatives and incorporating proprietary research into the investment process.
Prior to that, Ms. Connolly was a research analyst for the Small Cap Equity group, where she was responsible for the Consumer, Healthcare and Energy sectors. Additionally, she worked in Fidelity’s High Income group and covered the Energy, Paper and Packaging sectors. Prior to joining Equity and High Income Research, Ms. Connolly spent two years focused on Private Equity in Fidelity’s Devonshire Investors group.
Before joining Fidelity in 2000, Ms. Connolly was a financial analyst focused on Global Project Finance while attending the Financial Analyst Investment Banking Training Program at Citibank from 1998 to 2000. Ms. Connolly has been in the investments industry since 1998.
Ms. Connolly earned her bachelor of science degree in finance from Boston College.