NED JOHNSON: CHAIRMAN, FIDELITY INVESTMENTS; BOSTON

LOOKING TO CHANGE THE HABITS OF SAVERS WORLDWIDE

At an age when many of his Boston Brahmin contemporaries are easing into retirement, 66-year-old Edward Crosby (Ned) Johnson 3rd, chairman of Fidelity Investments, the largest manager of mutual funds in the world, continues to move at warp speed. The year 1997 is the one in which he intends to rechannel the huge savings pools in Asia and Europe through the global stock market, duplicating overseas the mutual-fund juggernaut he has created in the U.S. His primary target: the $9 trillion of accumulated savings in Japan, where individual investors still squirrel away much of their earnings in savings accounts that make...

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