James (“Jim”) Febeo is Senior Vice President and Head of Federal Government Relations for Fidelity Investments, a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing, and other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals, institutions, and financial intermediaries.
Since joining Fidelity in February 2000, Mr. Febeo has worked to align policy outcomes with the firm’s strategic objectives. He has advocated on behalf of the firm’s interests in Washington and globally on a wide range of legislative and regulatory policies impacting the financial services sector.
In his current role, Mr. Febeo is responsible for managing the firm’s engagement with government officials on policy matters that could impact Fidelity, its products and services, and the firm’s ability to serve its clients and customers. His areas of expertise include financial services regulation, including the Dodd-Frank Act, mutual fund, brokerage and securities regulation, and retirement and education savings policy.
Prior to joining Fidelity, Mr. Febeo represented the nation’s largest retail banks as a Washington lobbyist with the Consumer Bankers Association. Mr. Febeo received his undergraduate degree with honors from Emory University in 1992 and earned his juris doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1995. He is admitted to the bar in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia.