Low Fidelity

Fidelity Investments turns 60 this year. But its customers may not be in a celebrating mood.

Ned Johnson
Abigail Johnson
Robert Reynolds
Ellyn McColgan
CORRECTION: Because of a reporting error, the story "Low Fidelity" in the February 19 Globe Magazine said traders and portfolio managers had reportedly left Fidelity Investments after a federal investigation for allegedly accepting gifts from brokers with whom they did business. Only traders left the company. Also, the story said that the level of Fidelity's employees in Boston out of the entire company's workforce has dropped since 1990 from 64 to 23 percent, but it should have also said that the actual number of Fidelity employees in Boston has risen from 4,337 to 8,529.
By Kris Frieswick
February 19, 2006

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IT'S 1 P.M. ON A SUNNY , cold Wednesday in Boston. The lunchtime people walk in quick, straight lines through Copley Square under the Romanesque gaze of Trinity Church. They're all in a rush, but I'm stopping them anyway, asking what Fidelity means to them. In this town, I don't need to explain that I mean the company, not faithfulness. ... (Full article: 4213 words)

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