The WIN conference will feature distinguished keynote speakers/panels from our platinum sponsors, Fidelity Investments and Capital Group.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Christine J. Thompson, CFA
Christine Thompson is chief investment officer of the Bond group for Fidelity Asset Management. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals, institutions and financial intermediaries. She assumed her current role in June 2010.
Ms. Thompson joined Fidelity in 1985, working as a senior bond analyst in the Fixed-Income division. In 1990, she was named manager of Fidelity U.S. Bond Index Fund, a position she held through June 1998. Ms. Thompson also managed Fidelity Intermediate Bond Fund from 1995 to 1998, Fidelity Target Timeline funds from 1996 to 1998 and the bond portions of Fidelity Puritan Fund and Fidelity Balanced Fund. She also served as a co-manager for Fidelity International Bond Fund from 1996 to 1998 and managed a variety of institutional portfolios from 1995 to 1998. In July 1998, Ms. Thompson was appointed manager of Fidelity Advisor Municipal Income Fund, Fidelity Arizona Municipal Income Fund, Fidelity California Municipal Income Fund, Fidelity Florida Municipal Income Fund, Fidelity Massachusetts Municipal Income Fund, Fidelity Minnesota Municipal Income Fund and Fidelity Pennsylvania Municipal Income Fund.
She managed Fidelity Short Intermediate Municipal Income Fund and Fidelity Intermediate Municipal Income Fund from July 2000 to January 2003. She ceased managing Fidelity California Municipal Income Fund, Fidelity Florida Municipal Income Fund and Fidelity Pennsylvania Municipal Income Fund May 2002 and was named director of Municipal Bond Portfolio Managers in December of 2002. Ms. Thompson began managing Fidelity Tax-Free Bond Fund in April 2001 and did so until June 2010. She assumed management responsibility for Fidelity Municipal Income Fund in June 2002 and managed it until June 2010. She ended her management of Fidelity Arizona Municipal Income Fund, Fidelity Massachusetts Municipal Income Fund and Fidelity Minnesota Municipal Income Fund in June 2010 when she assumed her current position of chief investment officer of the Bond group.
Prior to joining Fidelity, Ms. Thompson was an analyst and client service consultant at Associates for International Research Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 1980 to 1983.
Born in 1958, Ms. Thompson received a bachelor of arts degree in economics and social psychology from Tufts University in 1980 and an MBA in finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1985. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. Morningstar named Fidelity’s Municipal Bond fund team “Fixed-Income Manager of the Year” in 2003. The team was also nominated by Morningstar as a candidate for “Fixed-Income Manager of the Decade” in 2009.