The same Reuters survey documents six cases (out of 10) in which Fidelity Investments became one of F-Prime Capital`s top investors after the start-ups went public. Legal and academic experts said that the large investments of Fidelity investment funds – with their moving purchasing power in the market – could be seen as supporting the values of F-Prime Capital investments for the benefit of Fidelity insiders.  The founding Johnson family owns individually and through various trusts shares representing a 49% stake in FMR and has signed agreements by which it undertakes to coordinate all its actions en bloc. Edward Johnson III was chairman of the group, but was replaced by his daughter Abigail Johnson. Abigail was once the largest individual shareholder with about 25% of shareholders, but in October 2005 it was reported that she had sold a ”substantial” share of her shares in family foundations and that there were doubts as to whether she was still lining up to follow her father.  Fidelity Investments operates a large brokerage firm and has investment centers at more than 140 locations in the United States. Through its subsidiary National Financial Services LLC, Fidelity Investments provides services to its correspondent brokers, institutional investment firms, banks and trusts, family offices and registered investment advisors, including brokerage clearing and back-office support, as well as a range of software products for financial services companies. As of September 30, 2010, National Financial was the custodian of more than $443 billion in assets on 4.3 million accounts.  A private venture capital firm, F-Prime Capital Partners, managed on behalf of owners and other senior executives of Fidelity Investments, has been described as direct competition with Fidelity Investments` public funds.
A 2016 Reuters investigation identified several cases in which F-Prime Capital Partners  was able to make investments at a fraction of fidelity Investments` price. Due to SEC rules, F-Prime Capital Partners` investments prevent Fidelity from making the same early investments. The investigation describes that this competition forces Fidelity to defer investments at prices later and at prices much higher than F-Prime Capital Partners, resulting in lower returns for Fidelity fund shareholders.   In 2004, Fidelity established its first presence in India with the opening of an office in Mumbai. However, their offices in India usually serve the back-office function and do not make investment-related decisions.  The company employs more than 4,000 people in India. . . .