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FundsNetwork brings in new boss to replace Pat Shea

Jackie Boylan will lead FundsNetwork from next year

Jackie Boylan has been appointed to lead FundsNetwork at Fidelity International from the start of next year.

She will replace Pat Shea who retires at the end of 2018.

Recently, Shea has been overseeing FundsNetwork’s ongoing replatforming project to Bravura technology.

Boylan joined FundsNetwork in May 2017 as head of advisory services, where she has been responsible for the development of the service and experience that FundsNetwork delivers to advisory firms.

Nick Bamford: Re-platforming problems exposing the dinosaurs

Before joining the Fidelity International she held a wide variety of management positions over 22 years with BT Financial Group, a subsidiary of one of the big four Australian banks, Westpac Group.

Fidelity International UK managing director Pete Horrell says Boylan’s international experience makes her ideally suited to the role.

Boylan adds the platform and advisory market is undergoing significant change which offers opportunities and challenges.


Fidelity launches two more zero expense ratio funds

Fidelity Investments is due to launch two more mutual funds with a zero expense ratio. The funds, which will be named the  Fidelity Zero Large Cap Index Fund and the Fidelity Zero Extended Market Index Fund, will launch on September 18 with no investment minimum. Expenses charged by investments, commissions, interest charges, or other expenses for […]

Fidelity advice business ushers in new boss

Fidelity has confirmed a change in leadership for its advice business Fidelity Retirement Services. Former Fidelity personal investing head Jonathan Hewitt has left the business with Stuart Welch, who also oversees Fidelity’s share dealing service, taking on that role. As personal investing head, Hewitt was responsible for Fidelity’s advice business as well as its direct-to-consumer […]

Fidelity to launch no-fees fund in US

Fidelity Investments will launch two new zero-fee index mutual funds tomorrow in the US. The funds will not have a minimum investment threshold and, tracking Fidelity’s in-house equity indices, will invest in both US and international stocks with an expense ratio of zero. Fidelity’s existing stock and bond index funds are also set for price cuts […]


Pensions minister: ESG rules will help demystify pensions for younger savers

Auto-enrolment has transformed saving and new regulations will help the pensions industry keep up. In 2012, pensions saving ebbed to a new low. Just 42 per cent of eligible private sector workers were participating in a workplace pension. Just six years on, that figure has soared to 81 per cent. The impact of auto-enrolment has […]

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