Fidelity Management and Research Company
Born in South Africa, Jacques was president of Fidelity Management & Research Company, a position he held from 2009 until his retirement from Fidelity in 2014. In 2001, he was Founder, President and Chief Investment Officer of Geode Capital Management LLC, a sub-advisor to Fidelity and other institutions. Jacques originally joined Fidelity in 1986. Prior to his tenure at Fidelity, Jacques was a founder of software start-up ASI and provided consulting services to several asset-management firms. Jacques received a B.A. in Economic History and a graduate degree (Hons.) in Industrial Sociology from the University of Cape Town. He was a 2015 and 2016 senior fellow at the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University, focusing on the problem of stock-outs of essential medicines in developing countries. Jacques serves as a director on the boards of Allstate Insurance, MSCI Inc., and New York Life’s MainStay Funds, and is a Trustee of Boston University.