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Kathleen Murphy

2018 Speaker

KATHLEEN MURPHY is president of Fidelity Investments personal investing division, which provides a full range of investment and financial planning services to millions of individual investors including wealth management, retirement planning, and brokerage. The businesses Murphy oversees have grown to $2.4 trillion in assets under administration, more than 19 million client accounts and over 14,000 employees.  Prior to joining Fidelity, Murphy was CEO of ING U.S. Wealth Management, and began her career with Aetna, spending fifteen years in a variety of legal and government affairs positions, eventually serving as general counsel and chief compliance officer, Aetna Financial Services. Murphy sits on the board of governors of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the board of directors of the Markle Foundation, and the board of directors and vice chair of the National Football Foundation. Murphy has repeatedly been named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business by Fortune magazine, one of the Wall Street Top 50 and Business 100 by Irish America magazine and named as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance by US Banker, among other honors. Murphy earned a BA, summa cum laude, in economics and political science from Fairfield University in 1984, and a JD with highest honors from the University of Connecticut in 1987.