On Jan. 18, 2022, Fidelity Investments announced that sleeve manager Brian Lempel had stepped off Fidelity Balanced's management roster and left the firm. As frequent sleeve manager turnover is already considered in the current ratings, this change does not affect the fund's Average People Pillar rating or its Morningstar Analyst Rating of Neutral.
Will FBALX outperform in future?
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The Process Pillar is our assessment of how sensible, clearly defined, and repeatable FBALX’s performance objective and investment process is for both security selection and portfolio construction.
The People Pillar is our evaluation of the FBALX management team’s experience and ability. We find that high-quality management teams deliver superior performance relative to their benchmarks and/or peers.
The Parent Pillar is our rating of FBALX’s parent organization’s priorities and whether they’re in line with investors’ interests.