Fidelity Investments promoted Abigail Johnson to chairman of the board of directors overseeing fixed income and asset allocation funds, yet another indication of the firm’s intention to eventually name the younger Johnson successor to her father, Edward C. “Ned” Johnson III, 78, as head of the company.

The 47-year-old Johnson runs Fidelity’s personal and workplace investing unit and has been vice chairman of FMR’s board for a number of years. The older Johnson remains chairman of Fidelity’s equity and high-yield funds.

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