Business

Next generation, new challenges at Fidelity

Abigail Johnson was named Fidelity’s president in 2012. She faces fierce competition and increasing regulation.
Abigail Johnson was named Fidelity’s president in 2012. She faces fierce competition and increasing regulation.Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff/File 2012

This is a summary. To read the whole story subscribe to BostonGlobe.com

For much of the past quarter-century, tracking the education and progress of Abigail Johnson as she moved through executive posts at Fidelity Investments was a favorite pastime of Fidelity watchers, spiced with questions of whether she would ultimately succeed her father, Edward C. “Ned” Johnson III, as the head of the company.

Most of that speculation faded in 2012 when she was named Fidelity president and whatever doubts remained were put to rest earlier this year when Ron O’Hanley, the last top executive to enjoy equal footing with her, left the company.

Now poised to take full control of Fidelity Investments, Abigail Johnson will oversee a company that is far different than the one her 83-year-old father took over from her grandfather.

Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.

Get the full story with unlimited access to BostonGlobe.com.

Just 99 cents for four weeks.

Share