Though he no longer leads MFS
as chairman (a post he passed to CEO Rob Manning
on July 1), Bob Pozen
still serves as chairman emeritus, at least until the end of 2010. With his retirement from MFS, he has more room to shape the industry behind the scenes and speak to various audiences.
Pozen has written a book, Too Big to Save?
, and has the moral authority in Washington to help set the emerging regulatory regime as the SEC and other regulators ponder 12b-1 fees, whether or not mutual fund firms are "systemically important," and other issues. He also has ties to the Boston fund titan, Fidelity
, where he previously served as president of Fidelity Management and Research Company and vice chairman of Fidelity Investments. And he has links to at least one 2012 presidential hopeful -- he served as Secretary of Economic Affairs for Massachusetts for then-Governor Mitt Romney.
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