Fidelity Investments has begun its search to replace former president Rodger Lawson and has interviewed at least three external candidates for the position over the past few months, Bloomberg reports, citing three people familiar with the search.

As Lawson indicated earlier this year, Fidelity is considering splitting the role in two, with one executive overseeing asset management and the other running the fund giant's brokerage and retirement services. Fidelity may select a president from its nine-member executive committee, Lawson had said in January.

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