Harvard hockey star who ran Fidelity dynasty’s family office leaves FMR
Lane MacDonald, who was recruited by the family office of the billionaire dynasty behind Fidelity Investments, has left parent firm FMR.
MacDonald, 57, confirmed he’s on garden leave after departing FMR, where he was president and chief investment officer of its diversified investments group.
A spokesperson for Boston-based Fidelity declined to comment.
MacDonald has had ties to Fidelity, the financial services firm with about $10.3 trillion under management, for almost a decade.
The Johnson family’s private investment firm, Crosby Advisors, brought him in about nine years ago after he was head of the private equity portfolio at Harvard Management Group, which runs Harvard University’s endowment.
He then shifted to FMR, the parent company of mutual fund and financial services giant Fidelity. FMR is 49% owned by the Johnsons, who ranked 12th on Bloomberg’s annual list of the world’s richest families with a fortune exceeding $40 billion. FMR is affiliated with businesses that invest money on behalf of the Johnsons and other Fidelity employees and shareholders.
That includes venture capital firm F-Prime, which manages more $4.5 billion and where MacDonald served as a director. It invests in technology and health-care companies and was an early backer of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
He was also a director at Impresa Management, a related group that manages private investments and reported $11.7 billion in client assets at the beginning of the year, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Before he was an investor, MacDonald was known for his hockey prowess.
He was drafted by the NHL’s Calgary Flames but chose to attend Harvard, where as captain he led the Crimson to their only NCAA hockey championship in 1989. The previous year, he represented the US in the 1988 Olympics.
He was inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005.