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- CompanyFidelity International
The Edinburgh, Scotland native left her role as CEO of M&G Investments to take the reins at rival investment manager Fidelity in December 2018. As head of a firm with more than $412 billion in assets managed on behalf of over 2.4 million clients around the world, Richards is charged with guiding Fidelity through a rapidly evolving, increasingly competitive environment across the asset management sector. Richards has also been an outspoken voice for diversity and gender equality in her industry, and has spoken out against the “laddish” culture that has deterred many women from pursuing careers in fund management.
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