Jackie Boylan appointed to lead FundsNetwork

Jackie Boylan has been appointed to the role of Head of FundsNetwork at Fidelity International. She takes up the role on 1 January 2019.

Jackie joined FundsNetwork in May 2017 as Head of Advisory Services where she has had responsibility for the management and development of the service and experience that FundsNetwork delivers to advisory firms. She will replace Pat Shea who will retire at the end of 2018.

Prior to joining the Fidelity International business she held a wide variety of management positions, over 22 years, with BT Financial Group, a subsidiary of Westpac Group and one of Australia’s leading wealth management organisations. In these roles she was instrumental in enhancing the customer and adviser experience.

Jackie Boylan said: "I'm delighted to be appointed to lead FundsNetwork and work with  the team to build upon its success and contribute to the next phase of growth. The platform and advisory market is undergoing significant change which is both exciting and challenging. I’m looking forward to working with our advisory partners in my new capacity to continue to develop the platform and deliver a market leading experience that meets their needs."

Pete Horrell, UK Managing Director of Fidelity International, added: "I am very pleased to announce the appointment of someone of Jackie’s calibre to the role. Jackie has considerable knowledge and experience in the industry, gained from working both in the UK and Australia, both of which have well-developed advisory platform markets.  This makes her ideally suited to the role and her appointment demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the financial adviser market."


Notes to Editors:

Fidelity International

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FundsNetwork

FundsNetwork™ is Fidelity International’s UK award winning investment services platform that provides advisers and their clients with access to a range of investment wrappers and over 2950 funds from more than 130 providers. 
Since launching in 2000, FundsNetwork has evolved to become a trusted business partner that strives to make it easier for advisers to do business with their clients. Today, the platform offers a comprehensive range of value added services including fund and portfolio analysis tools, time-saving client management functionality and wide-ranging business management support, including business to business reports, back office integration and the capability to set up an ongoing fee. 
Over the last decade, Fidelity’s UK platform has grown to be one of the largest in the UK, currently administering £77.4 billion in assets as at 31.12.17. Fidelity’s financial strength allows continual investment to develop the platform’s capabilities, underlining the long-term commitment to the advisers that FundsNetwork – the adviser facing part of the platform serves. Fidelity’s UK platform includes all Fidelity’s retail fund assets, retail assets held on Fidelity FundsNetwork and retail and institutional assets held on the Fidelity DC Investment Platform.

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Fidelity International    
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+44 (0) 7917 001 845 
Henry.Chan@fil.com

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